Colt Forum banner
  • Have you found any great Black Friday deal!? Share them in this post HERE for a chance to win a $50 Amazon Gift Card!
1 - 20 of 22 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
700 Posts
The pictures are way to small and not enough of them to judge anything. The engraving is not good at all and the cylinder does not appear to be original.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
21,169 Posts
That appears to be silver wire inlay in some of the scrolls. If the holster and belt are truly worth over $1000, the gun might be worth $1600, but that cylinder has a plum color and lacks any engraving which would be two negatives even to someone who like non-factory engraved SAA's.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,200 Posts
The holster if it as nice as it looks is the real find here. It would be a lot of fun to throw the gun on Gunbroker just to where it would go. It being a 7 and 1/2 inch 3 line antique gun could make it quite interesting. With a bit of luck you could get the rig for free. One would have to assume at this point that the cylinder is a replacement due to color and lack of engraving. It makes you wonder how did the original cylinder go missing from a gun like this?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
102 Posts
Discussion Starter · #17 ·
That appears to be silver wire inlay in some of the scrolls. If the holster and belt are truly worth over $1000, the gun might be worth $1600, but that cylinder has a plum color and lacks any engraving which would be two negatives even to someone who like non-factory engraved SAA's.
It is silver inlayed is that a good thing?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,200 Posts
Better pictures would be needed for any serious opinions on the engraving or for that matter on the holster and gun. From what can be seen you can tell we all like the leather but not so much the gun. Good clear pictures would really help get you some better opinions. The gun is not one I would buy for a long term investment or even a shooter but when considered with the leather the picture changes to there may a deal here to get a nice rig for little to no money. If you want a gun for collecting or shooting you can certainly do better then this gun for the same money.

The silver inlay if it is silver inlay looks like some of it has come out. The coverage and pattern look pretty nice to me but this is judging from a very poor picture. A good picture could change it into a complete eyesore.

Unless you can get much better pictures or actually handle the gun it is not worth the risk especially if money is an issue.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
6,566 Posts
Has anyone else noticed the poorly engraved barrel address? It looks like the entire barrel was engraved then someone decided it needed an address. The engraving was crudely removed from the top of the barrel and a ruff, primitive address was "engraved". Have you tried to buy just the holster rig?

 
1 - 20 of 22 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top