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NAS T MAG
02-02-2011, 13:08
Maybe Brian or another of you knowledgeable members could help me here. I bought this gun in 2007 and never fired it.

It was used when I bought it and had the following extras installed. I have all the original parts.

Ed Brown safety
Wilson Deluxe Hammer, Beavertai, Sear, Mag Release, Mainspring Housing.
I added the Colt Medallion Grips and have the original Double Diamond ones.

It has the original case and all the extras that came with the gun.

Here are 2 pictures.
http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu220/NAS-T-MAG/DSCN0175.jpg
http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu220/NAS-T-MAG/DSCN0176.jpg

What would be a reasonable price for this gun?

Thanks for you help.

Hokie1911
02-02-2011, 13:18
Probably only $100. You take a check or Paypal? :whistling:

Nickpisp
02-02-2011, 13:28
$750 - 800

NAS T MAG
02-02-2011, 13:43
Probably only $100. You take a check or Paypal? :whistling:

I'll take your check and add a zero. OK?:tongueout:

Hokie1911
02-02-2011, 13:48
I'll take your check and add a zero. OK?:tongueout:

You can add 2 or 3, just mail the Colt before you try and cash it. :rofl:

R0CKETMAN
02-02-2011, 17:12
$700-$800... probably help if it was done by a reputable smith

jrs93accord
02-02-2011, 18:14
The way I look at it is, you had a nice Series 80 Goverment Model that is worth around $700. When it was modified, it lessened the value. If I were to make an offer for it, I would go $600. If it was restored to its original condition, $700. In its current state, it may have some appeal to buyers that are not purists when it comes to Colts. You might be able to get more from that type of buyer.

Gunshine
02-02-2011, 18:51
Probably only $100. You take a check or Paypal? :whistling:

:rofl:I bid $110.00:rofl:

bac1023
02-02-2011, 19:18
Unfortunately, probably not quite as much as an all original would sell for.

Custom work only adds value when its done by a reputable smith and documented.

It looks very nice though. I'm thinking you could get $700 on a good day.

NAS T MAG
02-02-2011, 20:27
Unfortunately, probably not quite as much as an all original would sell for.

Custom work only adds value when its done by a reputable smith and documented.

It looks very nice though. I'm thinking you could get $700 on a good day.

Thanks for your input. Would the fact that I have all the original parts increase the value?

R0CKETMAN
02-02-2011, 20:32
Thanks for your input. Would the fact that I have all the original parts increase the value?

Why not just throw them back in and restore to original...with spare parts

You could try "as is" first then swap.

jrs93accord
02-02-2011, 20:44
Thanks for your input. Would the fact that I have all the original parts increase the value?

If the original parts were back on it. If you are planning on selling it, I would restore it to original condition and offer the extra parts at a reduced price or just throw them in. The value lies in the pistol in original form.

NAS T MAG
02-02-2011, 20:50
If the original parts were back on it. If you are planning on selling it, I would restore it to original condition and offer the extra parts at a reduced price or just throw them in. The value lies in the pistol in original form.

Thanks for your reply. I think that's what I will do.

bac1023
02-02-2011, 22:02
Thanks for your input. Would the fact that I have all the original parts increase the value?

Sure it would.

As others mentioned, restore it back to it original spec. :)

Nickpisp
02-02-2011, 22:04
Thanks for your input. Would the fact that I have all the original parts increase the value?

That's why I said 750 - 800, all the modifications are easily returned to stock. :supergrin: