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    Is this what I think it is?

    Found in a group of guns in an attic...is this a flat top target? Serial number puts it at 1895. Only pics I have but am sure it's original...looks unmolested, some flaking blue...
    Value???

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    Sure looks like the real deal! An attic?, is that like a family members attic? Good for you.
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    Not a family members, (I wish).
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    From the couple of pics it looks good.
    38 Colt is probably scarce to rare.
    hope you get it

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    Thanks. Sort of at a loss as to where pricing should be. Past auction results look to be in the $6-10K range depending on barrel length, caliber, condition. Condition on this looks pretty good, no buggered screws, barrel is the standard 7.5" but you say .38 Colt is unusual, so maybe on the higher end of the scale...
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    Sure looks like the real Flattop SAA in 38 Colt from the 1890's. Both front and rear sights are correct. All markings look proper for the period. Did the flap holster come with it?

    The frame is probably blued, rather than case hardened. That was normal of FT's. How much blue, percentage wise? That largely determines price on this Colt, more so than caliber.
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    Flap Holster will come with it. I'm going to venture +80% blue.
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    WOW, That's too cool for school!! Colt offered these in many calibers but there were ONLY 925 MADE! Puh-LEEEEASE move this to the single action sub forum.
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    There's a VP, proof stamp on the trigger guard. Those don't start until 1904. Possibly a later grip frame? It shoud have a matching serial number. Looks like a great find reguardless. There must be a treasure chest in that attic. What were the other guns?
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    Black powder frame?


 
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