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    I am interested in hearing about wear patterns on old Colt's

    I would like to hear comments on expected wear patterns on early Colts. Here is one that intrigues me: https://www.gunsinternational.com/guns-for-sale-online/revolvers/colt-revolvers-single-action-army-1st-gen/antique-colt-single-action-army-44-great-etched-panel-ivory-nickel.cfm?gun_id=101177524

    Looking at the acid etched barrel and much of the rest of the barrel just does not seem to go with the rest of the wear on this old CFSS. I contacted the person offering the gun and he basically said he understood my concern but he had seen every kind of unusual wear imaginable. Not the bottom of the trigger-guard has nickel but the flats on the sides its worn off. Look at the sides of the back-strap etc.

    Not trying to knock this old war horse just trying to get a better understanding of how to interpret wear patterns. In no way has this seller tried to convince me one way or the other, only to offer his thoughts. BTW I made a purchase so no longer considering this CFSS, but it still "speaks" to me would love to know its history. Love the short barrel, 4 3/4" would be even better but scarce as hens teeth.
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    IMO, it's been re-barreled, and way overpriced.
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    Quote Originally Posted by phyllis1 View Post
    IMO, it's been re-barreled, and way overpriced.
    I had seen this gun previously and my opinion was the same as yours.

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    That one just does not look right!!

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    [QUOTE=tdennis;2995561]I would like to hear comments on expected wear patterns on early Colts. Here is one that intrigues me: https://www.gunsinternational.com/guns-for-sale-online/revolvers/colt-revolvers-single-action-army-1st-gen/antique-colt-single-action-army-44-great-etched-panel-ivory-nickel.cfm?gun_id=101177524

    Looking at the acid etched barrel and much of the rest of the barrel just does not seem to go with the rest of the wear on this old CFSS. I contacted the person offering the gun and he basically said he understood my concern but he had seen every kind of unusual wear imaginable. Not the bottom of the trigger-guard has nickel but the flats on the sides its worn off. Look at the sides of the back-strap etc.

    Not trying to knock this old war horse just trying to get a better understanding of how to interpret wear patterns. In no way has this seller tried to convince me one way or the other, only to offer his thoughts. BTW I made a purchase so no longer considering this CFSS, but it still "speaks" to me would love to know its history. Love the short barrel, 4 3/4" would be even better but scarce as hens teeth.
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    A 51/2 " barrel would be uncommon .
    A $150 call to Colt would be a wise precursor to a $5k investment.
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    Curious to hear what Colt says. IMO the barrel condition seems better than balance of gun but I see nothing wrong with the panel. I've owned several and this shows same characteristics as other legit panels. I don't think its been refinished but IF it has it hasn't been buffed.
    Now, I may be wrong, I was once before, 1964 I think so not impossible!
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    Seller claims: There is a generous amount of original, factory applied, nickel finish throughout the gun.
    He offers a 3-day inspection period. It looks right to me but Colt could certainly confirm it with a phone call
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    I'm with Yahoody on this, I believe the gun to be correct.
    I don't know much but at least I know that much.

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    Maybe coltsixguns will see this. He knows the owner and may know the gun.
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    I've seen original nickel on antique single actions do some weird things but I haven't looked at this piece in person, but I will vouch that the seller is a stand up guy that I've known for about 35 years and will honor whatever inspection period deal he makes without any problem. Pound for pound blue antique guns bring so much more money because of the tricks that nickel can play falling off or maybe even being "cleaned off" when it starts to bubble or flake. Rick has it right....the panel on that gun is as real as they get and hasn't been refinished.
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