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  1. What .22 to buy for training and fun?

    .22-Rimfire Forum
    I am about to purchase my first .22, and was hoping to get some advice from those out there who have much more experience with .22's and firearm training than me. I currently own a 9mm, but as ammo is so expensive, I was hoping to purchase a cheaper gun that would make both a good trainer for...
  2. Walther/Colt Gold Cup Or Ruger MK IV Target?

    .22-Rimfire Forum
    Hey all. It’s been awhile since I was on the forum but I’m facing a bit of a dilemma. I’m in the market for a new .22lr plinking gun but I’m stuck making the final decision. I’m down to two contenders as of right now. My wife has a Walther/Colt Gold Cup Trophy which is an amazing 1911 styled...
  3. 1911a1 US&S Shoooter Grade Value

    The 1911 Forum
    I have a US&S that has had the makers marks buffed out? Only has serial#107XXXX on right side, has a P on left top side of gun. P on the left side behind magazine release.RCD on left side of frame behind the trigger, Has no magazine and haven't had it apart yet for inside markings. So is this a...
  4. Howdy from Houston, Texas - collect handguns

    Introduction Forum
    I'm born and raised Texan. I collect lots of different handguns. Mostly WW1 & WW2 (all countries), but I've been branching out, lately. I also have a decent Colt collection. Yesterday i bought a US Navy Ames Model 1842 Percussion & a British Barnett Light Dragoon Flintlock from the...
  5. Colt Gold Cup National Match

    The Ask the Pros & What's It Worth? Forum
    Greetings! I started with a post seeking advice on how to sell my 1911 Colt .45, and it was suggested that I post over here to get some expert opinions on what the pistol is worth. It's a Colt Gold Cup National Match, .45 cal, Series 80 MK IV. I only have one photo available at the moment...
  6. 1911A1 Recently Acquired

    The Ask the Pros & What's It Worth? Forum
    My Great Grandfathers brother, Armond Dare Willis's 1911A1 just came into my possession. He served in WWII in the Navy as a Commander, he was a landing craft operator on D-Day. He served around 10 years and brought this pistol home with him. It has been sitting under a dresser for the last 25...
  7. Anyone could assist with info about this Colt

    The Ask the Pros & What's It Worth? Forum
    Similarly to the shotgun information request posted earlier, the family inherited this Colt revolver. Any one has any idea of possible age and price?
  8. Colt Combat Commander .45 pistol

    The Ask the Pros & What's It Worth? Forum
    Unlike most of my father's guns that I know he used, he obviously didn't seem to preserve this pistol cosmetically. Despite it's neglected appearance, I know he used this gun A LOT over the years, and it was his "carry" gun whenever he felt the need to have one. While I personally have never...
  9. Colt .22 "New Frontier" revolver - unknown age

    The Ask the Pros & What's It Worth? Forum
    I don't know a lot about this gun - I recall seeing it, but never firing it. There's obvious discoloration (I'm calling it "tarnish"; perhaps that's not the proper term) on the entire frame. I want to think that's indicative of this being an antique of sorts... but my gut says it's more...
  10. Found a revolver in the desert after a good rain

    Curio & Relics Forum
    Went out for a hike here in the desert in San Diego and found this off the trail unearthed by a heavy rain. It looks to be a Colt 1851 Navy, but I’m not very knowledgeable on this subject. I respectfully ask for some info from you guys, I would really appreciate it. Serial number D61755 4...
  11. Manufacture Dates of my pistols

    Technical Questions & Information
    Why do they make it so difficult to find the date a particular pistol was manufactured? I have two older pistols I acquired from my father in law who passed away a few years ago. 1. S&W - 32 S&W Long S/N 629700 on bottom of handle with 66447 under the barrel. 2. Colt Pocket Positive 32...
  12. Colt SAA

    The Ask the Pros & What's It Worth? Forum
    I have a Colt .44/40 SAA shipped in 1886. It is in pretty good shape considering its age. I am hoping that I can get an idea of its what it is worth, the best place to sell it and what I should sell it for. Photos attached.
  13. Hoping to get some info, history, value, etc

    The Ask the Pros & What's It Worth? Forum
    I recently acquired 2 revolvers that I believe are pre WWII. The 1st is a nickel S&W in .38 i believe it is a Victory model. The photos do not show, but there is a "p" stamped in the back side of the cylinder and the front site has "Parker Hale England" on it, not sure if the photos show that...
  14. Was handed down a 1911. Was interested in the manufacture date

    The Ask the Pros & What's It Worth? Forum
    I was just handed down a 1911 that's been in my family and I was interested in when it was manufactured. If someone wants to give value that is fine too but not really interested since I never plan on selling. I noticed that it says Patented Dec 19, 1905, Feb 14, 1911, Aug 19, 1913. So I was...
  15. 1911 .455 Webley raf

    The Ask the Pros & What's It Worth? Forum
    I purchased this 1911 recently and I’d like to get some information on it. I believe it was made in 1917. The slide is marked “455 calibre” and the frame is stamped by the raf. The grips and trigger have been replaced. At some point the frame got cut and a 45 barrel was added. Any and all...
  16. Colt 1961 navy real or replica?

    The Ask the Pros & What's It Worth? Forum
    I recently inherited what I believe to be a 1861 colt navy pistol. But my question is, is it real or a replica? And what is it worth? Looks like it’s in too good of condition to be real. But all the research I’ve been able to do seems to line up with the real ones. But I was hoping an expert...
  17. Colt Model 1903 Pocket Hammerless .32 caliber Number: 1,432

    The Ask the Pros & What's It Worth? Forum
    Hello All, Let me start by saying I'm not a gun expert. My Grandfather recently passed and he had a 1903 Colt 32 Cal handgun and I'm not sure how to research it. I'm at work now and ran across this website so I don't have pictures right now. All I know is, the serial number. 1,432. I've...
  18. 1884 Colt Single Action .45

    The Ask the Pros & What's It Worth? Forum
    I inherited this gun and have tried to do some basic research online, including requesting confirmation from Colt of it's authenticity based on the serial number. It was originally owned by an ancestor and has found its way to me through the years. I have been told that there are photos of my...

    The Ask the Pros & What's It Worth? Forum
    Hello, new to the forum and was needing some expert advice. I have a friend who is selling a 1995 Colt post ban AR15 Match Target HBAR. He is thinking around $600 and I am thinking I should snag it at that price. But I have talked to some and they say it is only worth around $400-$500, but I...
  20. Fire damaged Colt 1851 needs help

    Technical Questions & Information
    Greetings, I have an antique firearm (1851 Colt Navy) that was in a fire. The fire melted the brass section of the firearm all over the steel cylinder and barrel. I am looking for a way to remove a little of the melted brass from the steel without damaging the steel. All I am trying to do is...