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Looking for some help with a new service 357 revolver shipped May 9, 1940 trying to understand exactly what I have and maybe a value if anyone knows. I will attach pictures. Thanks for any help. Russ
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Would love to see your photos but photo bucket is not showing them. Not sure if they want the poster to pay for the photo sharing service or the viewer.
 

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OK so Photobucket does not work any more unless you pay $$ so I uploaded the pictures on Imgur please look now. Thanks Russ
 

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Photos 1 & 2 are showing for me .
 
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Yes sir , understood . Just updating the status . I responded at 10:26 pm EST and assumed they weren't showing prior .

To the op , I like those grips . Looking forward to a closer view of them please .
 

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Sorry, can't help with a value but you have an extremely nice Colt revolver in excellent cosmetic condition, which I suspect would bring a good amount of money. It could not have been shot or handled much to be in such great shape. The experts in value will hopefully be along soon.
 

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Your New Service looks to be in excellent condition with a set of custom made stocks. I assume that you have a Colt factory letter since you know the exact shipping date. I would put your gun in the $1800-$2400 range. If you were looking at selling it you may do better to find a set of original stocks for it and include the factory letter. Many collectors want a high condition gun such as yours in original condition. The custom stocks could then sell on e-Bay where they should do very well. I hope this helps.
 

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Sometimes oversized grips such as those that have been on the gun for a long time, tend to leave an "impression" or print in the blued finish that may show if original grips are used. A quick check will tell. Very nice NS and Grips look to be a forerunner of later Colt Target Grips of OM post war revolvers. the Jackson
 
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