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What a peach! All matching, tight, clean and shiny. I'm stoked to own a firearm of this quality. .32 WCF caliber.
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Old 06-26-2020, 06:43 PM
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A nice example. I used to own a 1900 .32-20 with a 4.75" barrel. It was a very mild shooter with all that extra steel around the chambers and bore. I'll bet the 7.5" gun will indeed be a peach.
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Beautiful SA revolver in my favorite barrel length and caliber. Where did you find that one if I can ask?
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I couldn't afford a Colt so I wound-up with this USFA in .32-20. Sorry for hi-jackng your post but I just had to show off this beauty. Hope you don't mind.
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Moosedog, it was in an online auction out of Kentucky.

Johnnu2...of course i dont mind seeing those pics of your gorgeous USFA. I also happen to own a reblued USFA Rodeo in .45 Colt.
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Looks like you found a nice original Colt SAA there Buick. Here's my .32-20 from 1919...
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Buick,
Very nice SAA! You seldom find 1st Generation guns in that condition.

Thanks for posting.
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I was offered a USFA .32-20 in the box just like that at a gun show in Tulsa about 15 years ago, for $600. I wasn't interested in a puny .32 back then so I passed on it, and it has become one of those "What was I thinking?" moments we all have.

Since then I've acquired a nice Cimarron, but still....


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Would anyone care to hazard a guess as to condition percentage? I had guessed 70% but after receiving it and wiping it down, it may push 80? At any rate, its in quite nice shape for 97 years young.
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Finish percentage may be the most inexact and contentious subject in collecting. I would say 70%, and that only because of it's age. And, I haven't been wrong about anything for almost 5 minutes.
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Very nice piece! Older high condition Colts are out of my reach or willingness. I recently bought and sold a new production Colt 1840 and bought this Standard Manufacturing 5.5" SAA. I'm happy with my choice. Would still love an early first Gen Colt.



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What a peach! All matching, tight, clean and shiny. I'm stoked to own a firearm of this quality. .32 WCF caliber.
That's one fine Colt!

I'm not well-versed on the Colt SAA, but I do know it is hard to find a First Model in that condition, and when you do, you pay.

Congratulations.

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P.S. BTW, my daughter lives in Tarboro, NC. I'm a UNC grad and spent a lot of time in Eastern NC - Wilson area, during those years. Just got back last week from Nags Head.
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Nobody pounded any fence post nails with that beauty. VEry nice.
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That's one fine Colt!

I'm not well-versed on the Colt SAA, but I do know it is hard to find a First Model in that condition, and when you do, you pay.

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P.S. BTW, my daughter lives in Tarboro, NC. I'm a UNC grad and spent a lot of time in Eastern NC - Wilson area, during those years. Just got back last week from Nags Head.
Thats cool, Tarboro is right up the road from me here in the bustling metropolis of Elm City. I used to live and work on the OBX in my younger days. Would move back in a heartbeat. Although 'baca country really isnt a bad way to go.
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Would anyone care to hazard a guess as to condition percentage? I had guessed 70% but after receiving it and wiping it down, it may push 80? At any rate, its in quite nice shape for 97 years young.
Looks like 110% to me!!! What a beautiful gun. Thank you so much for sharing.
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The beautiful state of North Carolina just became way more valuable! Thank you for your fine contribution Sir!!
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Very nice looking Colt. Now you need a Winchester lever gun in 32-20 to partner with it.
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The wife and i took the Colt out back of the farm yesterday evening for a test fire. Ammo was HSM cowboy fodder and the old Colt aquitted itself well given the fading light. Looking forward to the next outing. My wife is quite enamored with it.
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The Gods have smiled upon you with a great gun and a great wife who obviously appreciates a great gun.... ENJOY both.
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70%, 80% who cares, but that is a nice 1st gen Colt.

I have a 1924 version, #349xxx and love it.

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crsides….Really like your Sambar Stags, guns not bad either. By looking at the cylinder it looks to be well taken care of over the years...………………………………...M*
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70%, 80% who cares, but that is a nice 1st gen Colt.

I have a 1924 version, #349xxx and love it.

Its just for insurance valuation. As you know, the value between 70-80% can be up to 1k. 70-85% up to 2k.
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I own several Winchesters in 32-20, and 1 Marlin, Like shooting a .22, fine round for game 100Lbs and under.
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