Colt Forum banner
1 - 20 of 22 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
374 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
First I want to say I know absolutely nothing about single actions but I am trying to help a friend liquidate an estate and he has three single actions. One of the has a stamp that says US on the right side of the frame. Its serial number is 18890 on the frame and 34236 with J.T.C. stamped above it.

The second serial number is 819080

The third is 207275 which I believe has been refinished in nickel

Any info on these would be helpful
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
374 Posts
Discussion Starter · #3 ·
I have pictures on my phone that I can email to someone know how to but I don't know how to upload from there
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,259 Posts
The triggers are broken in the nickle plated gun & the US stamped one & may have broken hammer notches also,the two problems usually coincide w/each other.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,876 Posts
First I want to say I know absolutely nothing about single actions but I am trying to help a friend liquidate an estate and he has three single actions. One of the has a stamp that says US on the right side of the frame. Its serial number is 18890 on the frame and 34236 with J.T.C. stamped above it.

The second serial number is 819080

The third is 207275 which I believe has been refinished in nickel

Any info on these would be helpful
The mixed number US gun is commonly known as a "artillery" model and is probably correct in this configuration.

The nickel gun has been refinished and was mfg in 1901. The pearls are nice.

The 319 gun was mfg in 1911 and from the pics looks correct.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
544 Posts
I would think the "US" marked may be over $2,800 to $3,200. Other than that I think "Rick" is spot on the prices.

Ronin
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,514 Posts
You didn't indicate the calibers on the nickel and 1911 guns. If they aren't 45 the price can vary downward somewhat.
Both guns needing repair will be worth more once repaired correctly and/or with 1st gen parts.

The serial # of the US gun is the 34236 # for legal purposes.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
713 Posts
With the broken triggers/hammers, you can adjust those prices down.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,514 Posts
How much lower are you talking. And how hard is it to typically fix?
In the range of a couple of hundred bucks, less for 44s.

Nothing is hard to fix by those that have the skill. Broken hammer repairs are a specialty repair to weld up broken notches and recut precisely. In the ball park of a $60 to $100 repair.
Broken trigger sears are the same skill level to repair. Replacing with a good and correct 1st gen trigger is simple but still must be properly fitted to the hammer notches or the new hammer notches can be broken again.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
933 Posts
I'm thinking $60 - 100 would be a bargain. Once you do the basic repair, then should fix timing, other things that may be needed, etc. and then maybe you are at $200 -300 for a quality job.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,514 Posts
I'm thinking $60 - 100 would be a bargain. Once you do the basic repair, then should fix timing, other things that may be needed, etc. and then maybe you are at $200 -300 for a quality job.
Good point. I often forget about that. I just get the hammer done and take it home to fit and install myself.
 
1 - 20 of 22 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top