colt 45?

Discussion in 'Blackpowder & Musket' started by foxracin, Feb 13, 2009.

  1. foxracin

    foxracin New Member

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    I have a old colt which I would consider nothing more than a paper weight right now. I'm looking into restoring it but I am lost as to year and model. Is there a site I can enter the serial number and get any answers? I believe it is a frontier six shooter. I've been told that it is a blackpowder gun. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. Hawg

    Hawg Active Member

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    ProofHouse.com

    If it is an original Colt Frontier it might be worth more unrestored.
     

  3. foxracin

    foxracin New Member

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    I'm a little lost on the link my serial # falls into a couple of categories or so I think my #124937. So give it a shot and let me know.
     
  4. SlamFire

    SlamFire New Member

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    "Restoration" generally screws up the value in any antique firearm. Clean it up with solvent, cloth, oil and leave it alone.

    You wanna "Bubba" a gun, go buy a Jennings.

    Colt Mod. 1878 Frontier. Your gun was mfg'd in 1884. 12200 to 13699.
     
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  5. BillM

    BillM Active Member Supporter

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    +1. Do a little research before you do anything. Factory letter might
    be a good idea. If you want to try your hand at "restoration", buy
    an old Iver Johnson top-break or two and have at it. Don't start
    on a old Colt!

    For a real restoration, check out Doug Turnbull Firearms. Be prepared
    for some sticker shock---properly done it isn't cheap.
     
  6. Hawg

    Hawg Active Member

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    Too many numbers in the serial to be a double action Frontier.
    If it's a SAA 124937 was made in 1887.
     
  7. foxracin

    foxracin New Member

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    It is a single action. The factory letter will let me know what finish and original owner correct? It has a nickle finish which is in real bad shape.
     
  8. SlamFire

    SlamFire New Member

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    A photo would go MILES toward ID, and valuation.
     
  9. Hawg

    Hawg Active Member

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    A factory letter is around 100 bucks but worth it. It won't tell you the original owner but it will tell you where it was shipped to along with original finish, barrel length etc.
     
  10. foxracin

    foxracin New Member

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    Here's a pic let me know.
     

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