Why isn't this 44 SPL garnering no bids?
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    Why isn't this 44 SPL garnering no bids?

    A nice '56 or '57 Colt SAA 5 1/2" in 44 SPL and no one is bidding. Looks converted with 3rd gen barrel and cylinder but still a very nice SAA at, to me, a very low price. I keep telling myself I don't need (or am able to afford) another 44 SPL but not sure how long I can resist. Can someone tell me why it's not worth $1300, or even the $1400 buy it now price?

    https://www.gunbroker.com/item/821655669
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    Colt didn’t introduce the .44sp until 1958. Might be a parts gun.
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    At that price it’s about what it’s worth. No real deal there.
    Plus 2nd gen barrels are at a premium, due to a thread pitch of the 3rds, so to change length or make it correct you’d be stepping backwards.

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    Could you put a 24 inch thread in a frame sized and threaded for 20 in? If the lettering question is correct that it's 3rd get bbl. If so, I would think its a one time forced fit?

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    Doc. They do say cross-threading is more secure than red Lok-Tite!
    Thats a lot of threads to cross and the threaded portion is shorter - so you’d have to turn the threaded portion longer and add some more threads.
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    What appeals to me about that gun is it belongs to Mike Venturino. Mike's a big fan of the 44s. And he is a member here MLV......send him a PM and ask or send him a note through the auction. What doesn't appeal to me knowing how much Mike shoots is how little he knows about this gun in his ad.

    Still $1400? Too bad he wants a USPS MO.
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    His (MLV) comments in the listing sure seem that if he did any conversion he would be saying so.
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    Cozmo. Read the added descriptions on the auction. Mike didn’t make it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cozmo View Post
    What appeals to me about that gun is it belongs to Mike Venturino. I'd bet it is a shooter that he put together. Mike's a big fan of the 44s. He is a member here MLV......send him a PM and ask or send him a note through the auction.
    How do you know it belongs to Mike? I wish you wouldn't say these things - I wondered being from Montana. I just like the caliber (next to the 44-40). I understand it's a 2nd gen converted to 44 special with 3rd gen parts. Gun isn't collectible or anything special but a really nice, good looking shooter at decent price. IMHO the 2nd gen guns are the most affordable, nicest Colts available.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beemermark
    How do you know it belongs to Mike? I wish you wouldn't say these things -
    And he is a member here MLV......send him a PM and ask or send him a note through the auction. What doesn't appeal to me knowing how much Mike shoots is how little he knows about this gun in his ad.


 
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