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    One of the first 500 smokeless powder revolvers ...

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    Too much $$$ for me.


    https://www.gunbroker.com/item/831877696
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    I agree, and something about it's condition strikes me as odd. At least he doesn't claim unfired / nib.
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    Looks restored. No serial number or letter in pictures. Looks like a third generation to me.
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    I find it humorous every time somebody concocts one of these scemes, "It's one of the first 500 smokeless powder revolvers!". I don't care. It's a Colt SAA made in a sequence with many others. As far as I'm concerned, it's just another late 19th century Colt...maybe, and it ain't even a Bisley! Where's the circle around the pony? There should be a circle...

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    The pony and the patent dates show heavy buffing. It's refinished. I get tired of people using the word "restored". Even with Turnbull, you ain't "restoring" a 1910 Colt factory finish today. You are cloning, replicating, copying....

    People that keep getting these reblues/recase hardening jobs are fooling themselves that they're then going to sell the SAA for what an original goes for. It has 0% original finish. It's NOT a valuable collectible anymore. I guess this asking price is what happens when you take an original, worn SAA for $1500, and get a $4,000 turnbull re-do.

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    That's funny. All a delusional seller needs is a delusional buyer I guess. By the way, I have a smokeless SAA lettered to 1898. Is it one of the first 100 then? (joke).
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    Quote Originally Posted by azshot View Post
    The pony and the patent dates show heavy buffing. It's refinished. I get tired of people using the word "restored". Even with Turnbull, you ain't "restoring" a 1910 Colt factory finish today. You are cloning, replicating, copying....

    People that keep getting these reblues/recase hardening jobs are fooling themselves that they're then going to sell the SAA for what an original goes for. It has 0% original finish. It's NOT a valuable collectible anymore. I guess this asking price is what happens when you take an original, worn SAA for $1500, and get a $4,000 turnbull re-do.
    Agreed. The rampant colt is almost buffed completely off and the patent dates (most of it anyway) is sharp as can be. This gun screams of a refinish.
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    It’s a pawn shop. They all seem to try the sky high dollars looking for a sucker.
    And what constitutes a smokeless gun? Transverse pin ? No!

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    Looks to me like the polished the sides of the hammer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MikenAZ View Post
    Gents,

    Too much $$$ for me.


    https://www.gunbroker.com/item/831877696
    Maybe the best feature is that this Colt SAA was SHIPPED TO DETECTIVE FREPAUGH CIRUS IN NEW ORLEANS, LA IN 1899 (whoever that was).
    Last edited by victorio1sw; 10-24-2019 at 05:39 PM.
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