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  1. Centerfire Pistols & Revolvers
    I decided to contact the Colt archive department and get an archive letter regarding my vintage 1930 Colt Police Positive 38 Special. Thought it would be interesting to find out who it was sold to / purchased by way back then. Received the letter which said that the revolver was purchased by...
  2. The Ask the Pros & What's It Worth? Forum
    I have a Colt Government .38 Super that I purchased new, several years ago. I would like to know the value and any specifics of the pistol. Serial # CGR187. Trijicon front sight, Novac rear sight.
  3. The Ask the Pros & What's It Worth? Forum
    2 Colt 38 Police Positive and 1 Frontier Arms. Customer dropped them off. The lanyard connection has been cut off the butt of the grip on the Colts. The plastic grips are not cracked or broken. I do not know if they are safe to fire. Frontier Arms Colt 38 police positive Another Colt 38...
  4. .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...
  5. .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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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?
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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.
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
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