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Thread: Re-Issue Colt Black Powders- C, F, & Signature Series

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    Re-Issue Colt Black Powders- C, F, & Signature Series

    Just looking for some opinions here.

    Thanks to broknaxl, I'm in the market for a Colt C&B shooter. All things equal, which series would be the best all around investment for a light shooter that will hold its value? Not just that, which would be the best mechanically and overall performance?

    Your opinions and experiences are greatly appreciated...BEWW

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    My own preference is the earliest "2nd Generation" ones...and, I think the Marketplace tends to favor them in value above the 'signature' series ones...and to regard them as having been not only better made, but more nearly made by Colt, compared to the later ones which were hardly made by Colt at all.

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    By all means go after the first seriers, not the Signature series. This latter production is lacking in polishing details and some show overbuffing, but the case colors were magnificant. If you find a first series 60 army, grab it!

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    2nd series. Any of the Dragoons.

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    2nd Gen Colt C&b

    I think the F series is the best! All are top quality but the F Series looks better on the metal and especially the wood, the grips on the F series have a more natural finish where the Siginature's look too Red. You present two factors one on collecting and holding it's value and two light shooting. As soon as you shoot one of these boys the value drops about 50% (as per ones sold or listed on GB). The age old gun question --do you shoot a collector?

    Mike

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    Gotta Shoot It!

    Quote Originally Posted by turkeyhunt01 View Post
    You present two factors one on collecting and holding it's value and two light shooting. As soon as you shoot one of these boys the value drops about 50% (as per ones sold or listed on GB). The age old gun question --do you shoot a collector?

    Mike
    I guess most of these were purchased as collectors, as evident how many out there are still "NIB". I don't know if that was Colt's intention, but it surely is not mine. I will try to find one in that 50% price range so I don't have any reservations.

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    BEWW
    If you want to get into C&B revolvers may I suggest Uberti's. They cost half as much as the older Colts and are top quality revolvers. I have 4 of them and am very impressed with all. Save your money on the Colt's and buy more powder and lead.
    Last edited by muddyboot; 09-05-2011 at 03:24 PM.

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    My own solution to the dilema of whether to 'Shoot' or 'Collect', has been to Collect 'Shooters.

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    Have you considered getting an original 1st Gen that is mechanically sound and just using that? Something like a mixmaster 1860 Army with no finish but with nipples that are not rusted in place could be had for not a crazy amount of money at some auctions. A mechanically sound 1849 Pocket .31 could be had for not a whole lot more than a new Uberti.

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    That is what I would do. Most folks who shoot them, don't shoot them much. The earlier the better, but the choices are limited.


 

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