Colt 1851 Navy 36cal. manufactured 1866 worth it ?

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  1. jack404

    jack404 Former Guest

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    Colt 1851 Navy 36cal.
    New York address,
    London proof marks
    Late fourth model manufactured 1866
    Grips have a large chip of toe on right side, minor damage to left.
    Hammer and loading lever lug on barrel are early replacements.
    All matching numbers #190929.
    No original finish remaining
    40% cylinder scene.

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    http://www.ozgunsales.com/listing/5431/Colt_1851_Navy.html


    i've seen it shoot , up close too , gents put it up for sale , if i can get it for $1200 cash

    what do you think ??
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  2. Curtis R

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    I know nothing of pricing but it is a beautiful gun. I would love to own it.
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    In this area (rich in Cvil War History) they list from that $1200 USD to 4K and 5K. Condition and documented history making the difference. I think this a lovely example for the model. I don't believe $1200 is out of the question.
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    its got good documentation going back to a colonial warden ( like a traveling judge )

    bought in london 1867and we have receipts and papers , the box original but worm eaten and a mess i have to fumigate it but that will ruin the green felt and turn it brown , but colt boxes are not rare .. so i think i'll take the punt , and offer the gent $1200 cash and a .45 flinter bulldog pistol , he's asking $1450

    i've $325 on the pistola
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    Get it if you can. Looks like one that's survived a couple lifetimes of use, abuse and neglect -- and escaped being screwed around with. Not many found like that. I'm biggest on the tough survivors. Good Luck!
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    i shall if i can, but will have to wait till tomorrow its 11:30 Pm here ATM :) dont want to appear to be that keen eh ;)
  7. Buffalochip

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    BUT the Civil War ended in 1865, so it has no CW connection, it is London Armory manufacture, has replacement parts, and has quite a bit of pitting--that limits its value and collectiblity....
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    repairs done 1869 and 1870 (custom hammer and was not happy with work done on the "loading rod" (what was written) "rattle still persistent" )

    he arrived in Australia 1878, its been here ever since , it was part of a pair but they where split later in estate settlements ( one to each son )

    To Australian its quite collectible , historical considering who the gent who bought it was and did here

    true he was no civil war hero
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    I'm been doing a bit of down under history, right now Jack, pray tell who was the gentleman, perhaps he is mentioned in my latest reading matter, " The Fatal Shore ".
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    Capt James Renmark who opened the murry lands area and had a town named after him he served in the boer war before retiring
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    A U.S. Civil War connection would increase the value in the U.S. but probably would be irrelevant in Australia.

    IMHO, the asking price would be good; $1200 would be excellent. (FWIW, the US dollar and Australian dollar have almost the same value at this time.)

    Jim
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    Deals done , settle tomorrow ( monday ) $1600 cash and the old flinter pistol
    for the colt pistol and another one pictured below

    realistically i got the second one for 300?

    but whats it worth??? , here i figure $800 but pistol prices are way high here but it has 3 barrels ..

    magazine has a weak spring is the only glitch with it but i can retention that easy

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  13. dcriner

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    Jack, are you going to shoot that 1851 Navy? Many wouldn't, but I would.

    That Unique pistol looks very interesting.
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    yes i shall shoot it not often mond but definately when i get my mitts on it after the transfer

    and the Unique is a beauty eh weird but i like em that way
  15. Buffalochip

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    Jack,
    You say you will retension the magazine spring--is that hard to do? I have a .22 Colt Huntsman and both of the magazines have weak springs--they won't feed when fully loaded.
    Thanks,
    Chip
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