Bought three junker pistols for $75

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing Forum' started by hiwall, Feb 24, 2012.

  1. hiwall

    hiwall Well-Known Member

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    I bought 3 old junk revolvers today so I had something to do. $25 each. None were functional. Two are .38 S&W's and one is a 32 RF. The 32 is a cute Hopkins&Allen spur trigger with rosewood grips. One 38 is a Iver Johnson and the other is an Empire State Arms Company. The fun did not last to long as they are now all fully functional. I'll do a little more clean up on them this weekend. I sure like fixin' 'em. I miss my gunsmithing business.
     
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  2. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    I wish I could find deals like that. :(
     

  3. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    Where's the pics?
     
  4. Wiseman3

    Wiseman3 New Member

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    Where do you find stuff like that. I am looking for practice firearms and could really use those kinds of prices for practice work.
     
  5. texaswoodworker

    texaswoodworker New Member

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    Yeah, for 25 bucks, I'd give fixing them a try too.
     
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  6. hiwall

    hiwall Well-Known Member

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    Here are some pics
     

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  7. Overkill0084

    Overkill0084 Active Member

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    Even if they aren't particularly valuable, I don't think "junker" when I see them. Those are pretty neat looking revolvers.
     
  8. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    Third one looks like a blue jacket number one. Mid 1880's cartridge fired black powder .22
     
  9. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    I'd recommend doing some research on those before you go working on them. They may have some value to them
     
  10. hiwall

    hiwall Well-Known Member

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    None of them is worth $100 even now that they are functional.
     
  11. paintsplat

    paintsplat New Member

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    those are junkers? wouldn't find those for $25 around here
     
  12. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    What do you use for a value estimate? I've found its sometimes difficult to get good solid info on odd ball pre-1900 firearms. If that third one is an H&A blue jacket number one well restored you could definitely get more than $100 for it
     
  13. hiwall

    hiwall Well-Known Member

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    "What do you use for a value estimate? I've found its sometimes difficult to get good solid info on odd ball pre-1900 firearms. If that third one is an H&A blue jacket number one well restored you could definitely get more than $100 for it "
    Yes it is a H&A blue jacket number one in .32 RF. Yes I've seen people ask well over $200 for them. But I'm a practical man and a realistic price would be about $100.