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1902 SAA in .45 Colt. I have had this gun for a few years and I'm considering selling it. The Colt letter says it shipped to Sears Roebuck in 1902. I would ultimately like to find a reputable appraiser where I could send it but I'd welcome any opinions anyone might have about value.


The gun is in excellent working condition.
The bore is bright and shiny.......no pitting or erosion at all
Frame shows about 50-60% case coloring
Patina on the bluing is great
Ivory grip panels fit perfect
No tool marks or dings anywhere
 

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I do intend to penny auction the gun. I've done that several times. However, before I do I think it would be wise to have a third party appraisal accurately describing the condition and value. Penny auctions are great.
 

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Very nice gun, hard to find 100+ year old SAAs in this condition. Penny auctions can be risky, sometimes the right people are not watching. Too bad it is not a few years older, if it was pre-1899 it would fetch an easy 25% more. I think it would bring 5K, more if you can several people bidding against each other.
 

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Here lately, better than average single actions have been bringing some big bucks on GB. For the average and the clunkers not so much. Hard to tell how old the grips are on it. One piece wasn't typical during the time period of that single action. But I can see at least $5500 and probably more if it catches fire in bidding.
 

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If you like to sell it. I do know probebly a buyer for you. He visit regulary the USA and is specialised in antique american firearms. I shall give him a link to this thread.

But. WHAT A GREAT REVOLVER WOW.
 

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Hi, I am Ives Devos and I'm a profesional antique gundealer.
I have been looking at your colt single action.
Some remarks ;
A big part of the value will depend if the gun letters as is. I have my doubts that the grips are factory installed. If they do not letter then the extra value of having these nice grips on your gun would be no more then 800 to 1200 $.
I am a bit worried seeing these grips since the usage seems more profound then on the gun.
The blue on your cylinder and barrel seems to be dulled, difficult to estimate the quality of it in the pictures. But it seems to be a correct single action.
Since it is built after 31/12/1898 you do posess a modern gun (or a curio and relic) but not an antique one. This dimishes the value compared to an antique black powder.

I will give you a ballpark idea of value, but do understand that I did not check the gun, did not see the bore etc.
Retail you are looking at about 4500 to 4850. But that is full Retail. You an find these guns in gunshows priced around 6 K, but they do not sell for that price.
Well possible that it will bring a bit more in an auction but then you have to pay auctioncosts, Insurance ,shipping and you will have to wait some time to get paid.
I can be reached on this e mailadress : [email protected]
Good luck,
Ives Devos

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The eagle and snake are very similar to the coat of arms of Mexico. It has changed over the years but here it is from 1893-1916.
 

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Thanks for the extra pictures. I would not get an extra appraisal for this gun. It would cost you double shipping, the risk involved, a fee, and it would learn you not much extra. You simply have a late Original single action with replaced grips. The blue on the barrel is quite faded and this affecst the value, but to my opinion it is a correct gun. You did not show the serialnumbers nor the barreladress.

I do not like the agelines on the bottom of the grips. Did you already take them off and inspect them ? If not, , please do it and take some close up pictures. Seeign the raised design and those agelines makes me wonder if the grips are modern made. I see a lot of these around the country.

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