View Full Version : Centennial 1960 new model army

December 22, 2010, 08:53 PM
I came across this while going through my grandfathers stuff after he had passed. It has 4293 stamped on the bottom of the gun and is made in Belgium. Gun seems to be in excellent condition. I dont really need it so i was wondering what it may be worth and where to sell it. Thanks in advance for ant info.

December 22, 2010, 10:34 PM
You have an unusual and very well made replica. I happen to own two of those myself. There is a collector's organization with a web site devoted to the gun: http://www.1960nma.org/. They call themselves the Friends of the Centaure Society (FROCS). They'd love to hear about your gun and add it's characteristics to their archives.

As for selling it, I suggest you post an ad in the classified section of this forum; look up near the top on the first page of the thread listings.

Value for a very good condition 1960 NMA (or Belgian Cenature, as it's sometimes known) will be somewhere between $325 and $375.

Here are pictures of my two guns:

December 23, 2010, 02:12 AM
Bajabro & All: Welcome to the exciting world of the Belgian Colt Armies made between 1959 and 1973. My pard Panhandle Paden and me are the guys behind www.1960nma.org.
Your #4293 was made ca. 1965. Does yours have a plain cylinder or is there a naval scene engraved? What is the barrel marking? And what are the inspector marks on the left side of the barrel & frame and on the cylinder (* over letter sideways). You see I am getting all excited. Could you download a data sheet from our website, complete it with the data of #4293 as good as you care and mail it to me at [email protected], ideally with a couple of digital pics. In return I'll let you know what I can about your rare pistol.
Bootsie aka Long Johns Wolf

December 23, 2010, 06:03 AM
Depending on variation and condition I have seen some Model 1960's bring in the area of $500 on Gunbroker. Research what variation you have on 1960nma.org. You well reach the largest audience listing it on Gunbroker.

December 23, 2010, 09:59 AM
The cylinder has the naval scene engraved on it. The inspector code is "S". What do you mean by the barrel markings?

December 23, 2010, 10:58 AM
Like "1960 NEW MODEL ARMY" CENTENNIAL TRADE MARK roll-engraved on top of the barrel.

December 23, 2010, 01:26 PM
That's exactly what it has on it

December 23, 2010, 02:43 PM
Bootsie do know his Centaures.:cool:

January 7, 2011, 07:04 PM
Here are a few pictures of the gun. If anyone is interested let me know.



January 7, 2011, 10:10 PM
I am interested, sent you a PM.

January 8, 2011, 09:50 AM
That appears to be a 2nd variation with cut out for shoulder stock. Made in 63-64?

January 8, 2011, 10:27 AM
I didn't receive any pm

January 8, 2011, 02:44 PM
Gotta luv technology.

If you want, get in touch with me at;
[email protected]


January 19, 2011, 02:35 PM
Item has been listed on gunbroker.com starting @ 7pm #212521543

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January 20, 2011, 07:51 AM
You probably will do just as well on this sight to sell the pistol and with out a selling charge.

January 20, 2011, 09:41 AM
Opinions are like some other body parts / places, everybody has one, HOWEVER:
I think your 'buy it now' price of $300.00 was quite low. If you were willing to take a starting bid of $200.00. I would think that pistol is worth quite a bit more, but I am not that knowledgable on such items.

Doc Hoy
January 20, 2011, 11:43 AM
...at a buy now of 300.00.

I had my finger on the button but chickened out at the last minute.

Fingers McGee
January 20, 2011, 12:35 PM
$300 is low. They've been going for close to twice that lately IIRC.


January 21, 2011, 09:25 AM
Some one got a great buy, that is a nice one.

Fingers McGee
January 21, 2011, 12:22 PM
Some one got a great buy, that is a nice one.

A very good deal.