Civil War Era Colts & Whitney Valuation Help Requested
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    Civil War Era Colts & Whitney Valuation Help Requested

    I have 3 civil war era percussion revolvers that I need to put a value on. They belong to a friend of my son who inherited them from his Dad. He’s thinking about selling them but has no idea what they’re worth. There are two Colts and a Whitney. I have zero experience with these types of guns but I told him I’d try to help him out.

    I thought I’d start here and ask if anyone could point me in the right direction in terms of valuation.

    I'll post some pics of each one below. Any help would be appreciated.

    Thanks, Bill
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    Colt 1849 Pocket Revolver





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    Colt 1860 Army






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    Whitney Navy





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    I was hoping to get some input from the Colt guys here. Is this something that isn't normally done?

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    The '49: $500-700, the Whitney around a 1000. Are the pins broke on the 1860? In the last picture it looks like the barrel is offset. Also looks like the cylinder has too much blue compared to the rest of the gun.
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    The cylinder on the 1860 definitely does not match the patina of the rest of gun. It looks like a later replacement that someone stamped the 4 digits of the serial number on. Agree with Chaffee's appraisal on the other two.
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    Don't know the history on the 1860 but I agree the cylinder doesn't match the rest of the gun. That being said it has the correct s/n on it. Could it be a spare?

    Why so low on the 1849? I haven't seen anything currently listed that compares for less than $1400.


 

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