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Discussion in 'Collector's Corner' started by Acco40, May 12, 2020.
Who bought it?
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Not me it has an idiot scratch on it.
Holy crap, somebody stole that one . . . . . .
Serial # 33 . . . .
GEEEEZ! Forget any custom ever made by anyone, I'd rather have this one! I'm surprised this is not coming from WarParty's collection. What a gun!!!
It was probably worth their buy now price. I'm surprised it went for this price.
Zoid, are you going to change the grips on it when it arrives to you? Be sure to show us more pictures. Congratulations buddy!
I hope no one here.. This is coming from one of the best colt collectors around:
A Colt archive letter can only offer information that Colt has on file. It can NOT verify originality or authenticity.
One of our more astute members had placed a bid on this one before doing his research. Upon discovery, he was left hoping to be outbid.
Luckily for him, he was out bid. Not so lucky for the winning bidder."
I saw that a few days ago, it wasn't clean enough for my collection
You're no longer buying, remember?
Original thread? What was determined to be the issue?
It was shared by Joe (from mag slab) in a private FB group... Im not the historian. Just sharing some general info that he did.
Got it. I thought it was on Addicts.
I pity anybody trying to get started collecting. High prices and fakes abound.
Imagine finding out somehow that a particular gun went to a famous person, getting the letter, and faking a gun to fit.
For the benefit of myself and others, could somebody far more knowledgable than myself tell me what the concerns might be with this pistol? Thanks.
Swartz safety hole in the bottom of the slide purportedly made 7 years before Colt did this, also upon close inspection a 4-5 digit serial was marked in the rear of this slide, then re numbered. Seller seems to be doing the right thing, buyer is not paying.
It's like collecting old Rolex's, fakes, crooks and cobbled together time pieces. There's two or three really respected dealers in that area in which you are virtually guaranteed your time piece is real, authentic and not a frankenwatch.
Of course, you pay through the nose for those pieces but you know it's real and the dealer will buy the watch back if there's any issue that it wasn't as represented.
I would think a guy selling a $25k Colt would absolutely be qualified to represent the gun for what it is or isn't.
Whether Rolex's or Beanie Babies you have to be smarter than what you are fooling with. The slide shows the cutout for the Swartz safety, which didn't come out until late 1937. The back of the slide shows part of the original serial number, which wasn't 33.
Any thoughts on the letter? What chance the Colonel really got #33, wherever it might have ended up?
I really don't have a reason to believe there is anything wrong with the frame or the letter, just that the slide was replaced and force-matched. Likely the Ole Colonel had some decent sights put on the original slide all those years ago, and later when the gun was valuable someone felt the need to make it 'original' again
It can be expensive to learn the art of collecting virtually anything. And a gunshow or the internet isn't the place to learn, IMHO. I've gathered some collecting savvy the hard way myself, re $$$$$. Good luck to all