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    Is this 1860 Army Worth Buying ?

    This 1860 army made in 1863 is for sale locally for $995.00. It is all matching and original as far as I can tell although it is missing the wedge and screw . Brown finish. Tight lock-up and a decent bore and the barrel to frame fit is tight. The hand spring is broken. It has been well used. Is it worth the asking price ? Thanks
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    Personally I would set that $995.00 to the side in a fund and wait until a better one comes along. When the next one shows up (TGCA?) then decide if it's the one. If not keep adding to the fund. The chance to own just an XXXX Model gun is not near as sweet as owning one your not ashamed to take on a date.
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    I am not an expert and I think the value maybe differs here in Europe from the US, but I think it is a bit expensive. The gun has quite much wear. I dont think the wedge mathers so much becuase I have seen many with diffrent wedges which have not affected the value much.
    But we see what the experts say.

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    Like 29aholic said.
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    Colt built a lot of 1860 Armys - save your money for a better one - they're still out there.
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    I'll keep looking. Thanks for the advice!
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    Pass!! Save your money for a better one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hearsedriver View Post
    This 1860 army made in 1863 is for sale locally for $995.00. It is all matching and original as far as I can tell although it is missing the wedge and screw . Brown finish. Tight lock-up and a decent bore and the barrel to frame fit is tight. The hand spring is broken. It has been well used. Is it worth the asking price ? Thanks
    At first glance it looked like a good buy, but not a great buy. But on further inspection the butt SN is gone? The butt screw hole may have been enlarged? No cylinder scene? The "Colts Patent" is gone? I wonder what the barrel address looks like?

    Fixing the hand spring is simple. You can use part of a Colt SAA hand spring. Dixie Gun Works probably has a wedge and screw that will work, although maybe not exact.

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    Pass. I'd want one in better shape.
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    I have found that there is a big difference between $1000.00 1860's and $2000.00 ones. Honestly, this was the best one Ive seen for a grand. Im in no hurry so, I'll keep looking. Really want to stay around a $1500.00 budget though.




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