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So I am guessing this is a good deal....
« on: May 13, 2021, 04:17:50 PM »
I have not owned a "real Colt" since my 1898 vintage one I had in .38WCF, back about 1999.  I work at a local gun shop part time, and an opportunity walked in to buy a 1977 vintage Single Action Army with 4 5/8" barrel, blued and color case finish is 99+% with Colt factory black plastic (gutta percha?) grips. It has no box or paperwork, but it will be a shooter for me, so I don't care!  We are still negotiating, but looks like it will be around $1200.

Good deal, I assume?
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Re: So I am guessing this is a good deal....
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2021, 06:22:17 PM »
Sounds good to me!  What caliber?  And it's a Colt, so it's 4 3/4" not 4 5/8" (  :D )

Sounds like the '78 vintage 44 Spcl I bought 20 years ago with no box but looking unfired.  I paid $900 back then.  $1200 for an SAA in excellent shape sounds pretty awesome these days! 

 I think the grips are still some kind of rubber but not gutta percha any more.

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Re: So I am guessing this is a good deal....
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2021, 07:27:55 PM »
LOL. I guess 4 3/4".  LOL ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

I have never paid this much for a pistol before!
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Re: So I am guessing this is a good deal....
« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2021, 09:50:00 AM »
That's a 3rd Generation Colt which is less desirable to some but still a real Colt and most of them are quite handsome to behold. $1200 for a ninety-nine percent 3rd Gen Colt seems like a good price, particularly in this gun starved market.

Oh, and the stocks are indeed some form of plastic these days.

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Re: So I am guessing this is a good deal....
« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2021, 01:14:21 PM »
I would have jumped on it myself , congrats
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Re: So I am guessing this is a good deal....
« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2021, 07:34:53 PM »
Well, slight glitch.  Someone told her it is worth way more, maybe $1,800-$2,000!  The Shop owner pointed out that $1,795 is full retail for a new gun, in the box, with a warranty. This one, while nice, has no box or papers, and does have some dings in the grip frame by the screw in the bottom.  I told her $1300 is tops or I walk.  I don't need it more than that.  I may find out tomorrow.   She also has a 7.5 inch with real stag grips and real gold "Colt" inlaid in the top of the grip frame behind the hammer.  She wants more for that.
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Re: So I am guessing this is a good deal....
« Reply #6 on: May 15, 2021, 11:58:53 AM »
It's a good deal.  If she says no, hand her a card with your contact info and tell her to call when she gets tired of watching it sit.
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Re: So I am guessing this is a good deal....
« Reply #7 on: May 15, 2021, 03:25:10 PM »

 :)  Lawman   ;)

PLUS ONE to Drydock absolutely

Some thick head Know-It-All be blowin smoke up her skirt.  Let it sit.

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Re: So I am guessing this is a good deal....
« Reply #8 on: May 16, 2021, 04:12:51 PM »
She is stuck on $1500.  I have it on hold.  $1500 would likely be fair, but I still hope to get it for $1300-1350.
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Re: So I am guessing this is a good deal....
« Reply #9 on: May 19, 2021, 09:14:26 PM »
 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

Ahhhhh! $1,350!  Put it in California 10 day jail.... BTW, its in .45 Colt.   Now I want the 7.5" she has too!
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Re: So I am guessing this is a good deal....
« Reply #10 on: May 19, 2021, 10:25:55 PM »
very cool , Looking forward to photos  :)

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Re: So I am guessing this is a good deal....
« Reply #11 on: May 19, 2021, 10:57:05 PM »
Excellent!  And .45 is the most desirable model.  Some folks have talked about early 3rd gens having some issues.  OD#3 has a youtube on comparing a Standard, USFA, Uberti, and Colt, and he touches on some of those things.  Knowing what to look for, I can see that yeah, the hammer checkering is a little different, and some other little details that don't bother me a whit.  The first one I bought had a line around the cylinder and had timing problems, so I had an action job done on it.  The second one, which was like new, I just put in a spring kit and it feels just ALMOST as smooth as the one with the action job, and they have had over 3000 rounds each now.  I know you don't shoot smokey stuff much now, but I can say that the lack of a removable cylinder bushing has not been any problem shooting BP in mine.

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Re: So I am guessing this is a good deal....
« Reply #12 on: May 20, 2021, 08:54:08 AM »

 :)  T. Lawman   ;)

Not to be a nuisance, but just exactly whom is this "SHE" you are constantly mentioning???  :o As in "SHE" having Colts for sale??  ::) Or, did I miss something earlier I should've paid attention to??  :P

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Re: So I am guessing this is a good deal....
« Reply #13 on: May 20, 2021, 09:06:28 AM »
She is a customer at our gunshop who is selling her deceased husbands guns.  The only other Colt she has is a nice 1972 7.5" SAA in .45 that the owner wants.
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Re: So I am guessing this is a good deal....
« Reply #14 on: May 20, 2021, 11:47:49 AM »
There is one of those "SHEs" that came into my friendly LGS too.

Her late husband was quite the collector and Alaskan outdoorsman apparently

There is a Shiloh Sharps  in 45/110  $3500.00
A Freedom Arms in 454 Casull ( sold ) $$$$
there were 3 Ruger Bisley's  in  454 Casull - 2 are sold -  last one is a Linebaugh custom w/ real ivory's @ $4500.00  :o

A very fancy Weatherby & a very custom Mauser I think both in 458 Win mag. , though not positive  :-\
A Remington 600 in .308 & Winchester Mod 70 also 458 win.

There was box of reloading stuff ( no presses ) I saw two or 3 RCBS Die sets 458 Win mag. 308 etc.   , sets assorted tools ...and what GRABBED my attention a shoe box marked PRIMERS 
I assumed Large Pistol & Large Rifle primers ( I could not see inside  :-\
I was hoping to get it  ...but she kept is as a lot and it sold the lot @ $2000  :'(

planets were not aligned,  in fact the Galaxy was $$$$ Far Far away 
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Re: So I am guessing this is a good deal....
« Reply #15 on: May 30, 2021, 11:02:12 PM »
Even $1500 is a deal. I recently sold a 3rd Gen SAA in .357 on GB for $2300

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Re: So I am guessing this is a good deal....
« Reply #16 on: May 31, 2021, 06:12:34 PM »
Used it as one of my main match pistols.  Shot clean with it!  Very nice!  Need to figure how to get another real Colt!....
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Re: So I am guessing this is a good deal....
« Reply #17 on: June 02, 2021, 07:56:28 PM »
Pictures of my Pony...



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Re: So I am guessing this is a good deal....
« Reply #18 on: June 02, 2021, 08:26:52 PM »
WOW!  Nicest case colors I've ever seen on any early 3rd gen!

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Re: So I am guessing this is a good deal....
« Reply #19 on: June 02, 2021, 09:32:38 PM »
It is every bit as nice as the Doug Turnbull bone process color case on my Marlin 1894 Century Limited!



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