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Old 10-04-2011, 06:37 PM
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This old 44 Spl. was found at the Crawfordsville In. gun show this past weekend. The finish is thin & the grips are worn but it locks up tight and functions normal. I thought the 5" barrel was different and didn`t even notice the HPD marking on the backstrap untill I got home. This turns out to be one of 300 prewar 3rd models sent to Wolf & Klar for the Houston Police Dept in 1931. Any Idea of value considering its condition. thanks charlie
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Old 10-04-2011, 09:43 PM
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I've seen those HPD .44s go for $1000 to $1200 in the past few years.
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Old 10-04-2011, 09:47 PM
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To follow up on Gil's comment, it also has not been re-blued or nickled. That is a good thing.
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Charlie,
I had a HPD gun, 34774, briefly. It belongs to a member here on the forum now. The gun showed use but the grips were mint-go figure!
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What a fine old (with lots of character) LEO 44 Special. I just love guns like that one. (smiley face goes here)

Congratulations on a good find,
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What a beautiful old piece of history. Enjoy!
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You've done well finding rare ( & high condition ) revolvers lately.

We live in a "target rich" environment, little shows can have gold nuggets.

Good job!

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It's really not worth very much in that condition. If you like, I will take it off your hands for what you have into it. You just take care of the shipping.
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Great find and good job! Thanks for sharing!
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Down here in Houston they are somewhat popular. If you want to send it back "home" I could probably find a local collector that would make an offer on it.
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