Colt .45acp New Service

Discussion in 'Revolver Handguns' started by TwistedMinded_1911, Jan 20, 2010.

  1. TwistedMinded_1911

    TwistedMinded_1911 New Member

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    I have a chance to buy this gun, the gentlemen wants me to make an offer or trade the problem is I know little about wheel pistols.
    I have only seen small pic. , he will be sending me better pis’s or bringing it buy, told it in great conditions ,SS and never altered
    This gentleman seems confused himself about it using Colt ACP. I do know that some older wheel guns used this caliber, and I have heard of moon clips which I am also not familiar with.
    I would appreciate any info that I can get on this Colt new service .45acp with what little of a description I have gave. Also the only #’s I have been told are 270** new service 45 colt u 5 1884 j 4 1905

    Any thought about a fair price to offer fro poor to VG ?

    Thanks for any help
     
  2. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Made from 1898 to 1946. The basis of the Colt version of the M-1917 .45 ACP revolver. This may be the gun he is thinking of. Never made in Stainless steel (if that is what you mean by SS). Possibly satin nickled, but that was not a factory offering.
     

  3. TwistedMinded_1911

    TwistedMinded_1911 New Member

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    thanks for the info, it does say property of the US Gov. so i als found te SS or nickel funny,must have had it redone, unless it came from the custum shop, im going to have to contact colt, I collect old millitary weapons and just trying to find out if this is good do add. i only have 1 us gov wheel gun now ,all others are 1903,1908,1911's or rifles,just trying to add new guns, but this maybe not what imloking for then if its been altered to bad , thanks again
     
  4. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    There was no custom shop in those days. If it is stamped US Goverment property it was NOT factory nickle. If you are looking for a shooter it may be ok. For a collector, it has virtually no value. For a shooter, I might give $250
     
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  5. TwistedMinded_1911

    TwistedMinded_1911 New Member

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    I like the way you think,the more reserch i do seem to go with your reply
    thanks