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The family heirloom

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by Zuxia, Jan 30, 2013.

  1. Zuxia

    Zuxia Northern Illinois New Member

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    Hi everybody. We own an old Colt revolver that I know nothing about. It's dated Sept 10th, 1850, and it's a six shot. After examining the inside of the barrel for the first time I'm surprised to discover that it has 7 sides. I have a serial number if it helps to value this gun. I have to say I know very little about guns even tho I grew up around them. Any help is much appreciated. Thanx.
     
  2. deadeye

    deadeye Albany,OR. Moderator Staff Member

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    A picture would help alot as there are numerous Colts and the date on it is most likely the patent date. After determining the model then the date of manufacture can be figured here......Serial Number Data
     
  3. civilian75

    civilian75 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    Like deadeye sad, and, welcome to NWFA!!
     
  4. Hook686

    Hook686 Northern California Active Member

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    How old does a handgun need be to be an 'heirloom' ?
     
  5. Oregonhunter5

    Oregonhunter5 2C IDAHO Well-Known Member

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    Good question.
    I would say 1 day old.
    Cause if your dad bought it today, And died tommorow, and he leave it for you.....
     
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  6. hermannr

    hermannr Okanogan Highlands Well-Known Member

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    Pictures please. Both sides min.
     
  7. Spitpatch

    Spitpatch Forest Grove, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Extensive library at my disposal to assist you in research. Probably (at this point and information given), a cap and ball Army, Navy, or such.