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Looking to purchase a 1st gen SAA but the trigger guard numbers do not match the the frame and grip frame base. It is actually an earlier part. How do you all think this will affect the value? Thanks
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That would depend on how the mismatched TG got on that gun. If it was sent back to Colt for repair and they did it, than not much at all if you had a letter from Colt confirming such work. If someone put it on to make it whole, than yes it would affect value.
 

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I understand it would affect the value, but by how much? Cut it in 1/2 or ?? I just can't seem to find any guns for sale or that have sold with the same issue. Thanks
 

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I understand it would affect the value, but by how much? Cut it in 1/2 or ?? I just can't seem to find any guns for sale or that have sold with the same issue. Thanks
Or, how bout this. What type of value would you put on this gun knowing it has mismatched numbers? It is in 45 colt.
 

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If I'm reading those numbers right, the TG # is 1883 the rest are 1888. For what he wants its worth it provided it is in good working order. Does it have 4 clicks when drawing back hammer? Does the cylinder lock up tight when cocked or is there play in it? Any foward to rearward play in cylinder?
 

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It does seem to do what it is supposed to. Still tight with good bore. I really appreciate your input on this.
 

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Good to know. I was just leary of the numbers not matching. I guess I am glad that the guard is of earlier rather than later vintage. I suppose I will pick it up the first of the week. Thanks again.
 

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Be aware that if you plan on shooting it, that's a black powder only firearm. Using smokeless could ruin it and you. But, being a blackpowder frame I would pay the $1300 without thinking too much. It does appear to be refinished but at the asking price, still worth it.
 

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Could this be an 'artillery' model that got reworked and the odds got 2 of the serials back together during reassembly?
 

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Looks like a great gun even without matching numbers. I would pick it up at that price. Good luck with your decision.
 

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