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    Opinions on Value Please

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    I am thinking about selling a gun I have and would like to get some educated opinions as to what it might be worth. What makes it difficult to price is the barrel has been modified in length by the previous owner. I received the gun in a trade involving a few other guns. This gun started out life as a Model P1770WC which was a Wiley Clapp Talo version with a 6 1/2” barrel finished in Royal Blue with wood grips as seen in the brochure that came with the gun new.

    It fired the 44spl and 44 Russian cartridge as is marked on the barrel. The barrel has been professionally cut down to 4 7/8” and the front site reinstalled. I can't tell it was ever cut and to me looks factory but I believe in full disclosure so am telling it like it is. It is a beautiful gun like it is and has custom fitted Sheep Horn Grips, the wood grips were disposed of by the previous owner before I acquired it. I took a couple of photos of it next to one of my other Colt 4 3/4” just for you to compare the two. It comes with the original blue box, white outer sleeve, and inside goodies such as manual, lock, brochure, etc. Let me know what you think I should ask for it to be fair so I got an idea of it's value.

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    I have more pictures but I think there are enough to get a value. I also realize it lost some of it's value when it was modified but it is still a beautiful gun and the acton is very smooth. I have never shot the gun just FYI.

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    The fact the 6 1/2" barrel that made the gun unique has been cut is a big hit. Now the only thing that makes even remotely unique is the barrel marking. I personally dont care for all blue guns but others may.

    I would value the gun just a bit higher than a normal shooter grade gun due to the barrel marking. $1200-$1500?
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    Should have not cut the barrel and after the cutting the barrel would have to be re-finished. But it is a nice looking Colt so $1200.
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    As I said I didn't cut it but never would have to a nice gun like this. If it were me I would have sold the 6 1/2" and bought a 4 3/4". I will probably sell this one and put that money towards a 4 3/4" maybe even a USFA just has to be 4 3/4" that's why I was asking the value of this one pictured.
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    I recall the person on here who wanted it cut.
    It’s a shame that it wasn’t cut to a correct barrel length. At 4 3/4 it would still be desirable with the roll stamp.

    That gun goes for $2,000 with the correct barrel and grips. As far as the grips being disposed of, although they were kinda gaudy they were the most comfortable grips I ever used.

    i see it as a $1,000 loss in value.
    Its Around a $1,200 gun now, maybe even a little less, and mix in the $200 that they spent to ruin it.

    Thats what i call paying a “stupid tax”.
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