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    1875 what are your thoughts

    There is an upcoming auction and I got an early look at this gun. I think the grips are not original, maybe gutta percha, however it has a tight action, decent bore, but the cylinder walls look kind of thin. Here are the best pics I could get. Thanks for your help, randy
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    If this revolver truly is 1875 production, it likely had a 7 1/2" barrel originally, and walnut grips. So, the barrel might be cut or replaced. Grips definitely replaced, 1896 or later, as Eagle gutta percha grips were produced about 1882 to 1896. Grips appear to be true first generation gutta percha. To confirm, do they have a burnt rubber smell. Seems to be well put together, not buffed/not ill fitting parts, a grey gun, heavily used but not abused. If the barrel has been cut, it's likely worth $1,000 to $1250. If originally a 5 1/2" barrel, $1500 seems about right. The lack of a crosspin confirms this is a blackpowder gun.
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    I say its worth $1500 minimum and perhaps as high as $2200 IMO

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    Quote Originally Posted by topduarte View Post
    I say its worth $1500 minimum and perhaps as high as $2200 IMO
    Not with the possibility that the barrel might be cut and with replaced grips. A factory letter could prove useful, as well as photographs of the end of the barrel and front sight.

    I saw a nickel finish revolver with a cut barrel of the same vintage with walnut grips and original nickel, this being fairly substantial, at a gun show a few years ago with a $2300 price tag, and it wasn't moving.

    Does the OPs revolver have an italic barrel address, which it should?

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    Quote Originally Posted by topduarte View Post
    I say its worth $1500 minimum and perhaps as high as $2200 IMO
    Here in Ohio, that would be on a gun show table at least at 2000, and would more than likely sell.

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    Looks like the trigger is too far forward which would indicate internal action damage?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Smokem View Post
    Looks like the trigger is too far forward which would indicate internal action damage?
    The hammer is in the "safety" notch, not all the way down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Monsai52 View Post
    The hammer is in the "safety" notch, not all the way down.

    Best regards,
    That's exactly right, the guy at the auction house had done that, this gun is tight , the serial number is hard to read, but is correct, thanks for the info, I forgot to mention all 4 clicks spell colt extremely well, if this helps
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    what is the serial number?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chaffee View Post
    what is the serial number?
    I think 17986
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