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PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2015 9:17 pm
Hello,
I'm proudly showing you what is undoubtedly the nicest, most collectible and most valuable gun in my collection. In my humble opinion, it is one of the nicest 1st generation Colt SAA packages in existence and I am very proud to own it.

I was fortunate enough to inherit this gun from my great Aunt. The caliber is 38 Colt. My great Aunt and Uncle owned a hardware store for 40 years in Pa. According to my Aunt, my Uncle bought this gun new in 1930. It sat in its original box on a shelf in the hardware store for many years. One day he brought it home where it sat on a shelf in his closet for many more years. He passed away about 30 years ago and I inherited the gun. She said that as far as she knew, he had never fired it. When I got it, it also came with a full box of vintage 38 colt cartridges that she said he bought when he bought the gun. (Years ago, I traded the cartridges which I now regret doing) As long as I've had it, I've never fired it. As far as I can tell, it is an unfired 1st gen SAA. If you look at the cylinder, you can barely see a ring. This weapon has hardly been cocked. As I said the gun is caliber 38 Colt (not 38 special) which I'm told is somewhat of a rare caliber. The gun comes with its original Colt box, wax paper, Colt waxed paper instructions and original hang tag. Also included with the gun is the original Colt sales booklet dated 1930 as well as the Colt price list on pink paper dated 1930 and a period wooden ramrod. It doesn't get much better than that. I have the Colt Letter on this gun.
I am a strong advocate of shooting firearms but every now and then, one comes along that is so nice and so collectible that you shouldn't shoot it. I think this is one of them. I hope the forum doesn't mind but I'm going to attempt upload about 12 pictures. I'd love to hear your comments. Thank you.
Wayne
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2015 9:19 pm
More Pics
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2015 9:20 pm
A few more
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2015 9:22 pm
They keep coming!
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2015 9:24 pm
Almost done
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2015 9:26 pm
And this is all!
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2015 9:34 pm
Sorry...a few more
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2015 9:48 pm
I'm stunned with amazement. A Colt worthy of a letter. My first thought shortly after viewing the last photo is.....value.....One-of-a-kind?
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2015 10:37 pm
Thanks Red,
I doubt it's one of a kind but there aren't many. I hate to talk price but everyone is obviously curious because it's the first thing I hear. I don't honestly know exactly what it would go for at auction..you know how that goes. If two people want it ...who knows. I did take it to an antique gun show in Baltimore 10 years ago. It's a yearly show and one of the largest on the east coast. I was offered $7,500 by a few very reputable dealers. I still have their cards. I wouldn't be surprised if it was a bit higher than that today. Colts are just crazy expensive. I certainly couldn't afford to buy it.
Thanks much.
Wayne
PostPosted: Wed Mar 04, 2015 12:44 pm
Awesome collection Wayne !!

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 04, 2015 4:15 pm
Thank you Sir..

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 06, 2015 8:47 pm
Hi guys,

I wasn't sure whether to post this Colt here or whether it should go in the black powder section. I chose to post it here because it is a Colt revolver and not a muzzle loader. If you feel it should be moved, please let me know and I'll move it.
Here is a very nice original Civil War Colt Army model 1860 44 caliber cap & ball revolver. The gun was made in 1862 and has military markings including the army inspectors cartouche on the lower grip. Also included is the holster, belt & original lead filled buckle. All numbers match through out. I picked this up at a Civil War gun show about 25 years ago. Thanks for looking.
Wayne
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 07, 2015 8:12 am
Nice rig Wayne. I kinda favor the brass trigger guards on SAA Colts.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 07, 2015 8:28 am
I agree....they do look good.
Thanks
Wayne
PostPosted: Sat Mar 07, 2015 3:37 pm
That original Colt 1860 is awesome Wayne !!


BTW: This sub forum is fine for posting pictures of all Colt rimfire, centerfire, and black powder firearms Wayne...

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 07, 2015 9:33 pm
Thank you Sir...
PostPosted: Sun Mar 08, 2015 3:33 pm
Not a problem...
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