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Hi Everyone;

I have an opportunity to purchase a USAF Revolver made in 2007. I was wondering if anyone could tell me what the value might be on this one. It has been fired but I don't know to what extent.

Thanks fellas, and I would really appreciate your help with the value on this piece. The owner is asking $1,850.00Cdn.

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I can't figure out why the trigger guard makes a curve like that what is indicated in the photo of the serial number, and finally, is this a blued finish or some sort of matt finish.

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I can see it has the factory antique finish, black powder frame, (and it's not an antiqued Rodeo ) and 1 piece wood grips. I can't tell if it has the bullseye ejector for sure, but I think it might. I would call it a gunslinger but the part I can see with the trigger guard flared.. I don't know what that is about. Judging by the special display box, if that's factory, indicates the gun is a special run of some sort. It's worth the asking IMO if it's all factory, because It's got to be a collectible. The finish, frame, grips, are all upgrades and all USFA guns are running 50% or more above last MSRP. The rarer stuff running well into 2nd gen SAA prices . The box and trigger guard are wild cards that intrigue me. There may be a few others on the forum that can tell us what you have. I consider myself a USFA collector, but I'm often surprised at what I don't know or haven't seen until times like your post.
 

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I believe the odd looking trigger guard is some type of strange camera effect. I don't think it's actually stretched like that.
This is what I thought to. But are those spots part of the "antique finish" or are those something that have developed since the gun was made? Aside from that, I really like the overall look of the gun. A grayed older looking gun with walnut grips is a beautiful thing. If you buy it, you might need to put a few dents in the stocks just to make them a bit more antiquey ;)
 

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This is what I thought to. But are those spots part of the "antique finish" or are those something that have developed since the gun was made? Aside from that, I really like the overall look of the gun. A grayed older looking gun with walnut grips is a beautiful thing. If you buy it, you might need to put a few dents in the stocks just to make them a bit more antiquey ;)
The spots are factory. I believe USFA had different levels of antique and this one I've seen on my Custer Battlefield and some gunslingers out there. Spots are sort of pre-pitting I think, or the start of rust spots. I have the USFA John Wayne "Red River" gun and it has probably my favorite antique. It's an all blue finish that has the look of natural wear,but still some glossy, as the appropriate age for the gun. The Custer and Gunslinger made to look 130 years old. Kdave has a point that the wood stocks can tend to look newer than the finish. Some like the grips looking newer and those that want them aged more to the gun can do it with handling, scuffing them and oil. It's easy to "age" wood but impossible to make them new without replacing, so I went real slow with one pair that I wanted to look a little rougher and older. I wish more USFA buyers felt like Thuer. My USFA collecting has been at a crawl with the prices and competition for the real good stuff. A NIB 3rd gen Colt recent production has a lot less listings than the USFA's on gunbroker. The price of both brands has increased as availability has decreased.... We want what we can't have I reckon.
 
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