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    Refinished SAA

    My LGS has this SAA on consignment. It is way overpriced and has been sitting on the shelf for quite some time...

    I am thinking about making an offer on it and purchasing it (as a shooter). From several feet away it looks beautiful; on a closer inspection it looks like someone took an old rusty revolver, aggressively cleaned it, engraved it...and then refinished it.

    What do you think would be a fair offer to make on this revolver?

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    Thats not the original barrel. 1st gens only have caliber markings. The letter states 1906 and the serial # is correct but it also states 38 colt not 38 special. Most likely a 3rd gen barrel.
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    I am no expert but it does appear to have a lot of rust that has been covered over. The engraving looks nice to me but I would think the barrel and grips are not correct nor is the finish so that would make it a parts gun form what I have been told. I know someone that bought a similar age and condition Colt SAA with about the same amount of rust that had been nickle plated without the engraving for $500. I would buy it for that price and a little more.
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    The caliber marking style says the barrel could be a late 1st gen or a 2nd gen. Looking at the cylinder I would say a 1st Generation or possibly a very early 2nd.
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    How much are they asking for it?

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    Always buy the best gun you can afford. Does this gun meet that standard? Throwing good money after bad accomplishes nothing. This gun will always be lipstick on a pig. I am sure you could buy a nice 2nd for less then they want for this gun. It will shoot the same or better and you will never have to explain it to anyone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikebiker View Post
    Always buy the best gun you can afford. Does this gun meet that standard? Throwing good money after bad accomplishes nothing. This gun will always be lipstick on a pig. I am sure you could buy a nice 2nd for less then they want for this gun. It will shoot the same or better and you will never have to explain it to anyone.
    Well said


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    Quote Originally Posted by jringo8769 View Post
    How much are they asking for it?

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    The consigner is asking $5k He seems to honestly think it is worth it. Unfortunately he bought it as an "investment"...and got taken for a ride.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mikebiker View Post
    Always buy the best gun you can afford. Does this gun meet that standard? Throwing good money after bad accomplishes nothing. This gun will always be lipstick on a pig. I am sure you could buy a nice 2nd for less then they want for this gun. It will shoot the same or better and you will never have to explain it to anyone.
    The more I think about this, the more I agree with you. Thank you for your input.
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    Don't buy anything you'll have to explain - you'll likely lose money when you sell it - and you will sell it.


 
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