Try to get a value on a Colt Courier .32

Discussion in 'The Ask the Pros & What's It Worth? Forum' started by jasonamar, Sep 25, 2012.

  1. jasonamar

    jasonamar New Member

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    Sep 25, 2012
    It's a early model Colt courier.32 it was my dads it has never been shot. I know their rare to find in a 32 caliber most of them are 22's. it has been kept in a leather holster since I've been around. Please let me know what you think it's worth, maybe ill sell it if the offer is good I have thought about selling as I am not a collector.... Thanks jason


    I also have pics if you'd like to see it
     
  2. Jim K

    Jim K New Member

    Dec 6, 2009
    We will need good pictures to provide any valid estimate of value. Even if the gun has never been fired, storing it in a leather holster is not a good idea.

    Jim
     

  3. jasonamar

    jasonamar New Member

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    Sep 25, 2012
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  4. Lanrezac

    Lanrezac Well-Known Member

    Sep 18, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI
    Jasonmar, the Colt Courier was scarce model compared to the more popular small frame Colts, like the Police Positive or the Detective Special. That means Colt collectors want it. Shooters don't, as much, because 32 Long is not a very popular caliber nowadays.

    They were made 50-60 years ago, and a lot can happen to a gun in that time. Without seeing some decent pictures, it is no more possible to give you and estimate of value that it would be to estimate value on a used car, sight unseen. Less, even - at least cars have odometers.

    So if you can do that, there are probably people here who could help you know what to ask for it. BTW, original finish means a lot to a collector, and leather can be bad for the finish, so as JimK says, keeping it in a holster can be bad for it's value. HTH!
     
  5. jasonamar

    jasonamar New Member

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    Sep 25, 2012
    I have uploaded a ton of pics in my album please look in there I'm still way new to this
     
  6. jasonamar

    jasonamar New Member

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    Sep 25, 2012
    Thank god the holster was a good one that has a liner so it wasn't leather to metal
     
  7. Jim K

    Jim K New Member

    Dec 6, 2009
    I would set a retail value on that gun at or close to $1000. It appears to be new and unfired as you say. It might bring a bit more with the original box and papers if you can find them.

    Jim
     
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