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Old August 10, 2010, 02:04 PM   #1
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2nd gen 1860

I have an opportunity to purchase a 2nd gen 1860 that is mint in a poor box. Ballpark on what it might be worth? Thanks for your answers.
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Old August 10, 2010, 03:17 PM   #2
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2nd Generation Colts

Army, Navy, Dragoon, Walker or what? Caliber?


I suggest you go to Gunbroker and have a look. Prices on 2nd generation are up there. I saw a couple at a gun show recently going for $600. plus.
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Old August 10, 2010, 03:35 PM   #3
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According to 6th Edition Blue Book of Modern BP Arms (2009) a 2nd Gen 1860 Army is valued at:

100% - $775; 98% - $550; 90% - $325; 80% - $250

Take $75 to $125 off for damaged or missing box & papers.

There's a NIB 1860 on GB with a damaged box & missing papers that has been there a while with opening bid price of $600. No one seems to want it at that price presently. They've been going for less.
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Old August 10, 2010, 03:41 PM   #4
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Purv,

I bought an 1860 Fluted Cylinder, no box in real good condition for 345.00 at a gunshow a coupla months ago.

Guy was selling it at a reduced price because he could not get the barrel off. Every second or third gen I have ever handled has a very tight barrel to arbor fit. I think it may be a sign that the barrel has not been removed very often. IE the pistol has had little use. (Or a lot of use and no cleaning)

I got it home and used WD40 to loosen it up. It is fine now.
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Old August 10, 2010, 06:19 PM   #5
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Well, it's fluted and he wants a hair over 3 bills. I reckon I'd better get it, huh? Thanks for the replies.
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Old August 10, 2010, 10:37 PM   #6
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A hair over 3 bills is a heck of a good price. If you don't want it, I'll take it - as long as the bills are hundreds.

And since it is a fluted cylinder model instead of a rebated cylinder model, it's worth $25 to $75 more than the values I listed earlier.

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Old August 11, 2010, 07:34 AM   #7
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Sorry Fingers, my first stop this morning is the post office for a MO. I'll put up some pics when it gets here. Thanks again fellas!
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Old August 11, 2010, 08:34 AM   #8
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You just made a great buy on a great revolver, congrats.
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Old August 11, 2010, 12:31 PM   #9
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Oh well.

Congrats on a great buy. We need pictures and a range report whe you get it.

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Old August 11, 2010, 12:54 PM   #10
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You of course would have sent that on to me as you are a 51,61 man!
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Old August 11, 2010, 10:42 PM   #11
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I don't think so. I have '60s, Dragoons, Walkers, and Pocket Models too ya know.
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Old August 16, 2010, 10:44 AM   #12
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Here it is! Unfired, has been turned, missing paperwork. Got it fer $330 delivered. Box does match serial#.
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Old August 16, 2010, 12:01 PM   #13
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Congrats Purvis. You got an exceptional deal.

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