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April 26, 2000, 09:01 AM
I was in East Texas over the past weekend and wandered into a store selling guns and such. I was looking through the case and saw what I thought at first was an old 3 screw ruger 22. I read the tag and it said it was a peacemaker. Sure enough the gun says it is a colt peace maker along the barrel. Blued and I guess it was a 7 inch barrel. I was just curious what it was really worth. I see the old colt single actions and the new for that matter going for a grand to 1500. Was I nuts not to pick it up for 250? or is this one of the mass produced worthless ones?

James K
April 26, 2000, 01:15 PM
Hi, Andrewh,

The term "Peacemaker" was used in Colt advertising, but no early guns were marked that way. The only gun actually marked "Peacemaker" is a version of the .22 Frontier Scout, and was made from about 1970-1977. Some were made with a 7 1/2 barrel and called (or marked) "Buntline". (Ned Buntline was a writer who gave long barrel Colt revolvers to famous lawmen back in the 1870s.) Others were marked just "Peacemaker".

Assuming yours is one of those .22s, and is in 90% plus condition, you did all right, but you did not discover a rare collectors item. That gun is a nice little "plinking" pistol. Some consider it to have a nicer overall appearance than the Ruger Single Six, which was its main competitor.


April 27, 2000, 08:50 AM
Thanks Jim. I didn't pick it up though. I really wanted to, but I couldn't justify another 22 plinker to the wife. I was curious if I had passed up a collectors item. Thanks again.

4V50 Gary
April 27, 2000, 09:59 AM
I have one and it's a fun shooter if it makes any difference. How about buying for the wife as a wedding annivesary? Or should the word be adversary? Sorry Honey, how was I suppose to know you wanted a vacation trip to the Bahamas?

April 27, 2000, 04:56 PM
Nope she hates to shoot the 22 I have. She wants a 45 custom. :)

4V50 Gary
April 27, 2000, 05:19 PM
She wants a custom 45? Good for you Andrew! Thankfully I'm not in marriage counseling as you've proven that my advice sucks.