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    Someone paid over $2400 for a fake 1860 Army

    I’ve been watching this auction, and I am 99% sure this gun is a fake. The serial number stampings seem to be the wrong font, “Colts Patent” is crooked and “US” appears to have been added at some point, the stocks show two different cartouches- neither of which was I able to verify as actual inspectors, and the lines of the brass trigger guard as well as the frame are off when compared to an actual 1860 army. In addition, the cylinder scene is pristine while the gun appears to have zero finish left, which doesn’t seem commensurate. They paid $2,400 plus 25% buyers premium, so total price without shipping or tax was $3,000. Thoughts?





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    Hans Maag, Switzerland

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    I agree. Too many red flags and has been "messed with." The serial number fonts in the picture, #101121, are from my Model 1860; pretty cool!
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    This has been hashed over in another thread - a modern gun screwed with.

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    Definitely a fake.

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    Some sucker took a bath; happens all the time.

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    What a shame.

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    Interesting. It doesn't claim to be other that what it is. There is no deception other than self deception by the buyer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stanforth View Post
    Interesting. It doesn't claim to be other that what it is. There is no deception other than self deception by the buyer.
    It does claim to be a "US Civil war era Colt." Despite stating that that "US' might have been added later, it is not a 150 year old gun with spurious martial markings. It appears to be an outright counterfeit made from a modern replica.
    Last edited by old tanker; Yesterday at 07:27 AM. Reason: spelling

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    It claims to be "Civil War Era." Is it a later 2nd or 3rd Generation Colt, or even an Italian clone made to look like from the Civil War or a legitimate "Civil War Era" gun that has been messed with? One response said definitely a fake, which means to me it is not a legitimate Colt to begin with. I don't know; just asking.


 
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