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In the April 2006 issue of G&A on page 24 a gentleman asks the value of his Colt Magnum Carry. He said a friend wanted one but could not find one. He asked the value of a Minty Magnum carry and they (G&A) quoted him in the $350 range for a mint condition example.
I'm guessing that they own a copy of the Blue Book.

I would be willing to purchase ALL minty Magnum Carry's for that price, wouldn't you guys as well ?

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Geez. I *wish* that was all I paid for my minty Magnum Carry. I think they were off by a few dollars on the real world price.
 

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Does anyone actually own a Magnum Carry. I can't find one to even see in person?
Sure; quote a few of us do. I have #047, and we've chronicled the #3, recently sold I believe, the #1 and so on. See here: http://www.coltforum.com/forums/photos-area/34326-colt-magnum-carry-photo-thread.html

You can see them on Gunbroker.com from time to time. In fact, our own, Keystonearms has a beauty of a 1st Editon on sale now: http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=334786642
 
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I noticed that too weagle; he's apparently on a mission to own one of these little beauties! :rolleyes:
Because if a picture is worth a thousand words a Magnum Carry in hand is worth ten thousand words.
The Colt Detective Special has always been one of my favorite guns. The Magnum Carry is like a DS on steroids.
Since I joined the Forum last week I bought a nice DS, and SFVI that I have yet to receive, thanks to the aid of Forum members.
I will still buy a DSII and a Magnum Carry, probably saving the best for last. Until then bumps are likely to occur...
 
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Poor form... digging out 7 year old threads is poor form.
Every board has its own etiquette. I would think poor form would be starting a new thread, instead of commenting on an existing thread on the specific gun that interests me. Nitpicking about a thread that is of no concern seems more the definition of poor form. People that own, have handled, reviewed the Magnum Carry are best able to give me their impression of the gun.
 
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Sure; quote a few of us do. I have #047, and we've chronicled the #3, recently sold I believe, the #1 and so on. See here: http://www.coltforum.com/forums/photos-area/34326-colt-magnum-carry-photo-thread.html

You can see them on Gunbroker.com from time to time. In fact, our own, Keystonearms has a beauty of a 1st Editon on sale now: Colt Magnum Carry 1st Edition in Box with Sleeve : Revolvers at GunBroker.com
Is there any rhyme or reason to which barrels got stamped First Edition?

I would think yours, numbered SY under #50 would have that designation, and Keystonearms, numbered in the 340s would not. I'm curious what serial number received the last First Edition stamp, and if they were randomly distributed over the first 400, 500, 600 guns in the production run.

So far I have seen the Colt Magnum with serial numbers SY up in to the 5000 range. What is the highest number that anyone has seen, since Colt does not release such info?
 

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They went to 9999 with the prefix and probably the same with the suffix. There seldom appears to be any rhyme or reason to Colt pulling parts out of a bin. The lore is that there were 200 1st Editions. I believe the highest serialed 1st Edition edition I've seen is 340 something, but I don't recall for sure. I had 0296. :cool:

 
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They went to 9999 with the prefix and probably the same with the suffix. There is seldom appears any rhyme or reason to Colt pulling parts out of a bin. The lore is that there were 200 1st Editions. I believe the highest serialed 1st Edition edition I've seen is 340 something, but I don't recall for sure. I had 0296. :cool:
Thanks, A1A, then there is a possibility Keystonearms Magnum Carry was the last one off the line with the 1st Edition stamp. It must be a tough judgment call for those of you owning these rare guns in Mint or Near Mint condition, with box, papers, sleeve, whether to shoot and carry the gun, if you have not done so regularly with the gun for a few years, before the recent price spikes. I'd hope to find one in good/very good condition without the original box, so I could shoot with it and carry it.
 
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