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Posted 4 years ago

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Not sure what its worth, but If its worth it I would like to have it professionally restored. Got it at an estate sale in the hamptons for 125$ has ornate etching in the medal, says colt. barrell number matches

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  1. kat, 4 years ago
    pretty sure it is from the 1878 period?
  2. Dizzydave Dizzydave, 4 years ago
    http://www.gunsamerica.com/931557597/Guns/Shotguns/Colt-Shotguns/Colt_1878_Double_Barrel_Fancy_Engraved_12_Ga_shotgun.htm
    Does it look like this one? Dave
  3. Dizzydave Dizzydave, 4 years ago
    OR this:
    http://www.gunsamerica.com/982716340/Guns/Shotguns/Colt-Shotguns/Colt_1878_SXS_Wells_Fargo_Co_coach_shotgu.htm
  4. Dizzydave Dizzydave, 4 years ago
    The first one looks m ore like yours, the stock looks to be the same. Dave
  5. kat, 4 years ago
    definately looks like the first one dave
  6. Dizzydave Dizzydave, 4 years ago
    Whats the serial number? Dave
  7. YardSaleDave, 4 years ago
    The price on Guns America is for a gun in 100% original condition. If your's is 50% than half that price. The good news is that even in 10% condition it's worth 7 or 8 hundred.
    We frequently refer to NRA conditions for antique guns. Some people may not be familiar with them. Here they are, so when we talk about a gun in "good" condition, we will all be thinking of the same thing: Condition Standards for Antique Firearms (As defined by the National Rifle Association)

    FACTORY NEW- all original parts; 100% original finish; in perfect condition in every respect, inside and out.

    EXCELLENT- all original parts; over 80% original finish; sharp lettering, numerals and design on metal and wood; unmarred wood; fine bore.

    FINE- all original parts; over 30% original finish; sharp lettering, numerals and design on metal and wood; minor marks in wood, good bore.

    VERY GOOD- all original parts; none to 30% original finish; original metal surfaces smooth with all edges sharp; clear lettering, numerals and design on metal; wood slightly scratched or bruised; bore disregarded for collectors firearms.

    GOOD- some minor replacement parts; metal smoothly rusted or lightly pitted in places, cleaned or reblued; principal lettering, numerals and design on metal legible; wood refinished, scratched, bruised or minor cracks repaired; in good working order.

    FAIR- some major parts replaced; minor replacement parts may be required; metal rusted, may be lightly pitted all over, vigorously cleaned or reblued; rounded edges of metal and wood; principal lettering, numerals and design on metal partly obliterated; wood scratched, bruised, cracked or repaired where broken; in fair working order or can be easily repaired and placed in working order.

    POOR- major and minor parts replaced; major replacement parts required and extensive restoration needed; metal deeply pitted; principal lettering, numerals and design obliterated; wood badly scratched, bruised, cracked or broken; mechanically inoperative; generally undesirable as a collectors firearm.
  8. kat, 4 years ago
    its considered good condition and serial number is in 9,000's im out of town so dont have it with me..
  9. kat, 4 years ago
    I think in todays economy I would be lucky to even get 1000 for it so I will probably keep it for now
  10. officialfuel officialfuel, 4 years ago
    It's a COLT, I'd keep it, you stoled it for $125
  11. kat, 4 years ago
    I would love to have it professionaly restored for right price if any one knows a finisher
  12. Dizzydave Dizzydave, 4 years ago
    IF, you mplan on keeping look into it. if you have other plans, I would let the someone else do it. Some like them just the way they are. Dave
  13. kat, 4 years ago
    thanx for info

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