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WHATS UP WITH COLT $$$$$ ??

Discussion in 'The Ask the Pros & What's It Worth? Forum' started by Telcotech, Apr 3, 2009.

  1. Telcotech

    Telcotech Member

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    Went to a gun show last wkend with full intent of trading my Colt Trooper MK III in on maybe a Ruger GP100, or possibly a Tuarus w/ a bit longer barrel (6" - 8") and was thinkin' an accross board trade. Before bringing in my Colt, I passed by a table that had maybe 15 Colt and S.W. revolvers. Happened to spy an exact dulpicate of my 4" Trooper w/ a asking price of $785, that quite honestly was not in quite the shape as mine, plus I had 3 sets of grips (orig. Colt walnut, and 2 Hogue's). I dammed near fell over!! He also had a Diamond back in great shape for 1K, and 2 blued Python's for $1200, and a nickle Python for, get this, $1650. Holy cow......what is driving up the prices of Colt's?? Granted they are nice revolvers.......but!!
    Needless to say I took my Trooper home with me and decided I just may 'pop' for A GP100 or Tuarus outright and keep the Trooper!
    Any responses??
     
  2. mrkirker

    mrkirker New Member

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    Sigh . . . the Colt mystique!
     

  3. TranterUK

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    Colts have always commanded good prices. As a rule they are well made and finished but so are many others. Most blame the movies. they gave Colt a mystique which now goes through from collectors of early percussion guns to the firearms being made today.

    Is a modern double action revolver by Ruger or S&W better or worse than one by Colt? Thing is, the answer has nothing to do with the value.
     
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  4. oscarmayer

    oscarmayer New Member

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    colt revolvers have gone through the roof price wise. check out the colt forum web site and you'll see asking prices that are unbelieveable. i just sold a 98% colt detective special 3rd edition for 600.00 no box but with a manual :D. i picked up a colt trooper mkIII from a friend for 350.00 it's in about 80% condition some holster wear. i've been offered 500 for it already by not one but 2 persons. not sure why you'd want a taurus or even a ruger over a colt, but i understand different strokes for different folks. the trooper mk III is a excellent handgun and is built like a tank. ok maybe not as good as a ruger strenght wise but it should last a life time under normal conditions.and as you already found out a good investment
     
  5. PPK 32

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    Not just Colt but with all revolvers in general the prices went throught the roof when the gun grabbing started. I bought my 686 new for 200 LESS than what the gun show people were asking for USED. Not until recently, did I see a 357 for a decent price. The gun shows further south seem to want more than the guys to the north. I don't know why, but thats the way it seems to be going at shows lately.
     
  6. graehaven

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    Sorta like buying a cadillac over a buick. Both are the same car, on the same chassis, and gets you from A to B in style.

    The difference - you pay more for a frickin' cadillac. And it ain't worth it.
     
  7. AR1911

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    Well, you gotta remember those are gun show asking prices.
    Last couple of gun shows I went to there were a lot of used guns with stout prices, but not many were selling, at least at those prices. Heck, I saw Llama .380 beaters marked $450!
    But yes, Colt prices have been rising faster than most others.
     
  8. pinecone70

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    Yesterday at Cabela's, I saw a Colt .357 revolver for over $1,200. The comparable Ruger model was $569....

    It's crazy.
     
  9. graehaven

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    That's just ridiculous. Prices will have to come down eventually. No one will be able to buy at that high a price.

    Eventually though, all prices will skyrocket, thanks to massive hyperinflation coming home to roost.

    Buy all you can now, so you don't have to later. :mad::eek:
     
  10. oscarmayer

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    1200 for a colt if it was a python thats a good price believe it or not.