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    Need help on a fair price for a 2nd generation nickel.

    Hello all,

    several weeks ago I posted about a nickel single action army that happened to have a consecutive serial number to one being sold on gun broker (https://www.coltforum.com/forums/sin...incidence.html). The gun in question is still for sale at a local gun shop not far from me. It's nickel, 4 3/4", 45 ,sn62128sa (1972 I think), pictured here. No nickel flaking, no holster wear, some handling wear as can be seen, (sorry crappy cell phone picture), the back strap is a little dull from use, action functions just fine. I think I can get it for $2,100 out the door. Is it worth it?

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    Al
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    Seems like a decent price to me.

    Best regards,
    My opinion is free, and worth every penny of it.

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    I would buy the Colt if all numbers matched. Don't think you will find one any cheaper.

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    I paid $2500 for a nice one in that same configuration about 8 years ago. Remember, only about 1 in 10 2nd gens in any configuration is nickel plated.

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    thanks for the feedback.
    Al

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    They won't get any cheaper....

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    We went for a drive the day after Christmas and stopped in at a pawn and gunshop that we hadn't been in in a year or more. We found it had changed hands and had been remodeled. The inventory had been upgraded to all "tacticool" stuff.

    Visiting, we said we were more into old guns and were Cowboy Action Shooters. The guy pointed out the only old-timely gun he had. A Colt SAA in 45Colt made in 1971. No box or papers and had been shot. But otherwise in very good condition. I would have liked it to have been blue CC but his price seemed too good to pass up. I took pictures and sent messages to two guys knowledgeable and in the business. Their replies were favorable. I kept complaining about it being nickel but shot him an offer I knew he would refuse. He didn't quibble one cent. What could I do? I made an offer and he took it. Even took credit card.

    The price? Less than the one you're looking at. But it was just something I stumbled onto at the right time and place. It would have been one I'd regretted passing up.

    The only nickel flaw is a freckle size spot on end of trigger.

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    Weren't the stocks on the nickel 2nd. gens walnut? I like the eagles much better though.

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    The grips are not original and no box. I think the price is a little high. You can always offer less and see what happens.

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    May not be the grips that came on it but I've had people look at it and say they are Colt grips and they fit well.

    But I had another stroke of luck and came on a set of eagle grips that fit well except a bit too long at bottom. I like them much better.

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