John,What is the Magnum Carry going for these days?
We wouldn't mind seeing that puppy pictured in the photo thread here: http://www.coltforum.com/forums/photos-area/34326-colt-magnum-carry-photo-thread.htmlI 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.
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!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.
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.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.")