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and cost?

Also, those who have sent revolvers back for a refinish, what was the wait on that?

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The letter costs are on the Colt Manufacturing website. The current wait time is four to five months, give or take.

I do not believe Colt is accepting refinish work at the present.
 

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For what its worth I collect Browning Shotguns. I can directly call the historian Glen Jensen at Browning he will tell me how a gun will letter before I letter it. I have the option of ordering a letter or not based what info he provides me on the phone. Why order a letter if the gun is not correct, correct ? Or if the letter is going to be very limited. He tells me what the letter will say before I spend a dime. I like that option. When I call I get him, not a voicemail mail. It cost me 35.00 dollars a letter and I have the letter at my doorstep within 5 days of my initial contact with him. I have lettered rare 50,000 dollar guns with Browning and they charge me the same ole simple 35.00 dollars regardless of the guns value. That's what I call true customer service. He is a one man show and he takes care of business. I wish you could get that type of service with Colt or Smith or even something remotely close.

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I called Colt last week, no new orders taken, call back in January, no guarantee, 6month turn around.

question to collectors how much value is added by a letter, other than the obvious cost, when selling the gun.
 

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In my case it would be more out of curiosity than for collector's purposes.

thanks all for the input.
 

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If someone who really took pride in their work( and I'm sure there are a lot of them honestly) was skilled at refinishing looks like he could make a killing at this as much as I see everyone post about the wait times at Colt. To bad all I do is drive nails
 

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prostrok,Boa's weren't intended to be hammers.:) D*
 
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LOL D, I need to try my hand at carving some since I can't afford any right now. Side note,I am working on another set right now. Eventually I'll try to get many members of the Boa family ALL under 1 roof
 
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