Colt M1902 .38 Auto Military Pistol - What's it worth?

Discussion in 'The Ask the Pros & What's It Worth? Forum' started by slbrown1952, Jul 3, 2011.

  1. slbrown1952

    slbrown1952 New Member

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    Hello, gun very smart folks! I have my grandfather's Colt M1902 .38 Auto Military Pistol. "BROWNING'S PATENT" COLT'S PATENT FIREARMS MFG. CO. PAT April 30, 1897. Serial #15199. The knurling on the slide is on the FRONT of the slide. Grip covers appear to be original: "COLT" at the top of the grip, with the Colt horse in the center of the grip. Sooooo, what's it worth??
  2. TheGunClinger

    TheGunClinger Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Sooooo, hows about some pics so's we can see what you have?
    Welcome to the TFF forum.
  3. wonderwhippet

    wonderwhippet Active Member

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    No appraisal can be given without knowing the condition. Only sharp closeup photos can give us an idea.
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    You may have a valuable gun. Goddard's book show s/ns 15101-15200 were shipped to us Gov't Springfield Arsenal in 1902. Value based only on condiion of a your early type gun complete and functional with no original blue and no obvious mistreatment might be about $750, with 50% original blue $1200 and more nearly like new value higher. If yours can be confirmed one of the US Gov't order the value would be raised considerably. I have several 1902s as watch values and see maybe 20 of them in the auctions right now.
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