Family Heirloom. Any idea what gun?

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  1. losttyper

    losttyper New Member

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    I'm not a very avid gun collector or hobbyist, so hopefully you guys can help me out.

    Well, I was digging around at my old folks place and I found this. Supposedly, the story is that it was passed down a few generations in the Philippines. Not sure how true the family story is, but I ended up with it here in the States.

    Any ideas what it is? And of course, how much does it cost?

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  2. Iron Eagle

    Iron Eagle Well-Known Member

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    Those are the only markings?
  3. losttyper

    losttyper New Member

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    There are numbers at the handle and on the trigger mechanism.
  4. jack404

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    errrr....
  5. Shooter45

    Shooter45 *Administrator* Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Are we supposed to guess the serial number or do you think we could help you better if you posted them???
  6. losttyper

    losttyper New Member

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    hard to read it out but the numbers are 60085 both on the handle and trigger mech
  7. Rampant Colt

    Rampant Colt New Member

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    That's a Colt Peacemaker. What happened to my [other] post??
  8. losttyper

    losttyper New Member

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    Any idea on how much this is worth?
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    Its not worth anything, I will give you my address and just send it to me this weekend.
  10. Alpo

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    That is either a black-powder framed Colt Single Action Army, from the late 1800s, or an Italian replica that has been "antiqued".

    And, truthfully, with that much corrosion evidence, but the patent marks still being that sharp, and the rampant Colt not there, but the screw heads look brand new, I tend to lean to the second one.

    Without more better evidence, I say "fake".
  11. RJay

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    1881 and yes, even as worn as it is it is worth quite a bit. I will let someones else give the guess-a-mate. Do you have any ideal of caliberl? that also has a bearing on value, it should be marked on the barrel..
  12. jack404

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    i'm not saying fake , i think it is a copy though .. not a colt just my thoughts
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    Looks ''too good'' I say fake as well....
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    The caliber is marked on the trigger guard, as it should be on an 1880 black powder model, likely .45 but in shadow in the photo.

    But the front sight looks wrong for an early gun: Need a clear photo of barrel top.

    It also probably has a mechanical problem as the trigger is too far forward and maybe chipped.
  15. losttyper

    losttyper New Member

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    It says .45 CAL on the trigger mech. Is this gun safe to fire from the looks of it?
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