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    Franken gun market?

    Spotted a first generation, black powder frame mix master. Old reblue, wrong grips, wrong cylinder pin, wrong ejector, roll marked Frontier Six Shooter barrel, likely a later replacement. Mechanically, 4 good clicks, reasonable timing and lock up. Looks like it was assembled by somebody who was competent a long time ago. What kind of money is an 1886 not too ugly shooter going for these days?

    If I can get some pictures, I'll post 'em later.
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    In my area there are guys that buy those types of guns to turn them into BBQ pieces. They pay $1000 up to $1200 for them.
    Always interested in adding nice, original or interesting pre 1940 single actions to my private collection. Contact me via PM.

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    Sounds like an ideal shooters gun for someone who wants a first gen and is resposible enough to use black powder only in it. I've got a few of these and am teaching the next two generations how to use them safely. I ususally try to get them for around $1000-$1200 as well, then make sure they are safe to shoot.
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    This 2nd gen. 38 came to me as a non matching gun. Now a .45LC. Good things are possible.
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    Sorry, no pictures. Went back the next day and it was gone. LGS said $1995 and the guy never flinched, just whipped out the plastic.
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    People are paying a large premium for legal antiques. pre-1899. They fear background check and other laws on the horizon. Legal antiques have not even been discussed as being influenced by any new laws.
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnh View Post
    People are paying a large premium for legal antiques. pre-1899. They fear background check and other laws on the horizon. Legal antiques have not even been discussed as being influenced by any new laws.
    I like the theory, but I suspect that Big Brother is watching
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    Quote Originally Posted by cloverleaf View Post
    I like the theory, but I suspect that Big Brother is watching
    I think when it comes to "collection time",.............a gun, is a gun...........dates won't matter.

    I hope I'm wrong!

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    The gun haters, a very small minority, would like to see all guns gone. But the vast majority of people who are calling for more gun control are really only concerned with high capacity semi-auto rifles and pistols, the guns being commonly used in high profile shootings, and the guns of choice for criminals. If asked about post-1898 lever rifles and single action revolvers, I bet they would say "we don't care about those". So, if inevitable laws do come up, we have to be sure to protect as many guns as possible, and not get all guns legislated against together.
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    Quote Originally Posted by coltsixguns View Post
    In my area there are guys that buy those types of guns to turn them into BBQ pieces. They pay $1000 up to $1200 for them.
    That's what I did with a 5 1/2" SAA I bought at an estate sale years ago.
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