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I bought a new Magnum Carry back in 1998. I cannot find the original bill of sale and can't remember what I paid. What was the going LGS price back then?
 

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What is the Magnum Carry going for these days?
 

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What is the Magnum Carry going for these days?
John,
NIB sell for nearly $2000 with 1st Editions selling for even more. Marc (Keystonearms) has a beauty, also 1st Edition, that one may be extremely happy to own for a Buy Now of $4250.

They have risen a tad in the last 15 years. HA! :cool:
 

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NIB sell for nearly $2000 with 1st Editions selling for even more. Marc (Keystonearms) has a beauty, also 1st Edition, that one may be extremely happy to own for a Buy Now of $4250.

They have risen a tad in the last 15 years. HA! :cool:
Thanks Tony. I was just wondering. I do have one in 99% condition without box or paperwork, but not a 1st Edition.
 
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Thanks, Tony. That sounds about right. Mine is a little later, SY0653. And I have shot it some and polished the sharp edges, so it's not NIB. But then I don't plan to let it go.
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In 2010 I saw a nice one in a pawn shop for $900 & change. Last weekend I saw one at a gunshow for $1800.

I was in college when that gun was in production and was considering making that my first handgun purchase but just did not have the money.
 

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I jumped on one in Mar of 2012 L.N.I.B. with all the papers and packaging, said to be unfired (but really can't tell). It was $1,000.00 OTD and that's where I took it. Smiled all the way home.
 

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Tony, unless my GunBroker skills are off (possible), I think I just saw a non-First Edition, not Bright Stainless, not NIB Mag Carry on GunBroker for $2,427, w/ 1 day left in the auction. The First Editions/NIB right now have starting prices of $4K+ and $2K+ .... but I don't know if those sorts of listings ever sell, and for what price.
 

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Tony, unless my GunBroker skills are off (possible), I think I just saw a non-First Edition, not Bright Stainless, not NIB Mag Carry on GunBroker for $2,427, w/ 1 day left in the auction. The First Editions/NIB right now have starting prices of $4K+ and $2K+ .... but I don't know if those sorts of listings ever sell, and for what price.
In Gunbroker, you may click on the Advanced search, once you're logged in, and do a search of "Completed" auctions for any specific gun that will give you the selling price as opposed to the 'asking' price that some wishful sellers post. The Magnum Carry is more of a brushed stainless from the factory and not so much Bright stainless. We've seen some pics here of highly polished MC's but they were done after they left the factory. And by the way, THANKS for posting your beautiful MC on the photo thread! :cool:
 

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I bought a new Magnum Carry back in 1998. I cannot find the original bill of sale and can't remember what I paid. What was the going LGS price back then?
I do not know what the "going LGS price" was when the Magnum Carry was introduced. That would vary with each transaction at that time. However, I do know what the 1999 Colt price list prices were. The dealer cost was $368 and the suggested retail was $460.

I find it interesting that Colt-SL bought his example in 1998, since the model was not cataloged until 1999.

(Apologies to anyone offended by my "delivery.")
 

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I do not know what the "going LGS price" was when the Magnum Carry was introduced. That would vary with each transaction at that time. However, I do know what the 1999 Colt price list prices were. The dealer cost was $368 and the suggested retail was $460.

I find it interesting that Colt-SL bought his example in 1998, since the model was not cataloged until 1999.

(Apologies to anyone offended by my "delivery.")
I'm guessing it must have been in the earliest batches to hit the Southeast Judge. It was shipped July 15, 1998 to neighboring state, Alabama.





One of 16 such guns that went to Bangers LP, a large firearms distributor. It made its way to a large annual gun show here in Tennessee and I bought it from a local dealer showing it there, August 30, 1998.

Note, too, the gun magazine ad that I posted earlier in this thread. Enlarged it dates to 1998; obviously prior to Colt's release of the catalog that first showcased it. Interesting stuff! :cool:
 

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Interesting letter. It is not that rare that a Colt will letter prior to its official cataloging. The most egregious example I have is my Officers Model Match .22WMR shipped in 1959, when the model was not cataloged until 1961.

(Apologies to anyone offended by my "delivery.")
 
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