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Colt Model 1849

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by cooperdh, Apr 5, 2014.

  1. cooperdh

    cooperdh People's Republic of PDX Active Member

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    My WWII Vet grandfather asked me to do some research and found out how much this firearm would be worth. This piece is the
    Colt Model 1849 London Pocket percussion revolver.

    http://www.coltcollectors.com/newmodelindex#20

    Anyone know where I can figure out how much it may be worth if he decides to sell it?

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  2. BEN LILLY

    BEN LILLY Lincoln City, OR NRA LIFE MEMBER Bronze Supporter

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    Blue book of gun values will give you a pretty good idea.
     
  3. cooperdh

    cooperdh People's Republic of PDX Active Member

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    I saw their website. I was hoping to avoid paying the $35 fee for online access. It may come down to that though. :(
     
  4. BEN LILLY

    BEN LILLY Lincoln City, OR NRA LIFE MEMBER Bronze Supporter

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    you might be able to get an appraisal from Cabella's.
     
  5. BEN LILLY

    BEN LILLY Lincoln City, OR NRA LIFE MEMBER Bronze Supporter

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    I'll look it up in my copy. Give me a few minute.
     
  6. BEN LILLY

    BEN LILLY Lincoln City, OR NRA LIFE MEMBER Bronze Supporter

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    I need to look on next page err...
     
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  7. rick benjamin

    rick benjamin USA, Or, Damascus Secure the drama Silver Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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  8. BEN LILLY

    BEN LILLY Lincoln City, OR NRA LIFE MEMBER Bronze Supporter

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    Hold on....
    Upon second reading,
    I'd say.....
    $3, 600 to $4,400.

    Of course it is worth what someone wants to pay for it.

    I Would ask, $4,500 and negotiate from there.
    Wouldn't sell for less than $$3,000.
     
  9. cooperdh

    cooperdh People's Republic of PDX Active Member

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    Wow. Ok thanks for looking it up. That helps a lot.
     
  10. ZigZagZeke

    ZigZagZeke Eugene Silver Supporter Silver Supporter 2015 Volunteer

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    And please, pleasel please, DO NOT do anything to "clean it up" for sale. That cleaning, polishing, etc. may instantly reduce the value by 50%.
     
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  11. BEN LILLY

    BEN LILLY Lincoln City, OR NRA LIFE MEMBER Bronze Supporter

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    Please thank your grandfather
    For his service in WWII.
    I bet he is wonderful to listen to.

    Thanks,
    MSg Don, USAF, Ret.
     
  12. cooperdh

    cooperdh People's Republic of PDX Active Member

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    I will. He has the greatest stories and is a typical Marine. He only talks about the good times during WW II of course. He brought back some pretty cool stuff too. He has a Hitler Youth knife he showed me which is pretty interesting among other things.

    Thank you for serving as well. I am the first generation in my family not to have served and I am grateful I didn't have to because of those before me.
     
  13. ogre

    ogre Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    I suggest that you go to your public library and look at a copy of Flayderman's Guide To Antique American Firearms…and their values. The chapter on Values and Condition you may find to be especially useful.
     
  14. jrprich

    jrprich PNW Well-Known Member

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    I suggest you post detailed pics up on the Colt Forum. There are many Colt experts there that can answer your questions with real time information.
     
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