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mrankh
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USA
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Posted - 02/03/2011 :  9:32:12 PM  Show Profile
Well i recently signed up for the Army and i am going through my dads stuff and we are moving and have to downsize alot, im selling multiple guns and also i came across this pair of Original Colt Stamped Handcuffs, It also had one original key and the original instructions. Could anyone give me more information on this and just an extra bit of information they are double locking and i cannot find the year

Laredo Lefty
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USA
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Posted - 02/03/2011 :  10:31:34 PM  Show Profile
Handcuffs are generally not stamped with a year and I doubt records are kept by serial number like firearms. I can say that Colt did not make handcuffs very long and those are probably worth around $150 now.

Joe
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Spider7115
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USA
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Posted - 02/03/2011 :  10:32:57 PM  Show Profile
Colt offered handcuffs in the 1970's. Are yours marked "Coltís Pt. F.A. Mfg. Co./Hartford Ct. U.S.A.Ē and have the "Rampant Colt" logo? Check the instructions for a printing date.

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Edited by - Spider7115 on 02/03/2011 10:34:32 PM
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mrankh
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USA
545 Posts

Posted - 02/03/2011 :  10:50:22 PM  Show Profile
the stamp on the cuffs says
COLT'S PT.F.A MFG.CO
HARTFORD,CT. U.S.A.

And yes they have the jumping horse stamp and i checked and there is no date on the instructions its like 3 pictures and the warranty is all.

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brewton51
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Posted - 02/04/2011 :  6:24:30 PM  Show Profile
I've been in Law Enforcement, full time, since 1972 and I have NEVER seen a pair of Colt handcuffs. I've heard of 'em, but never seen 'em. With as many cuffs as I have seen over the years, the Colt's must be very rare. Hang on to them.

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JudgeColt
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2381 Posts

Posted - 02/04/2011 :  10:30:31 PM  Show Profile
Colt handcuffs bring substantial prices on the auction sites. They were offered in nickel beginning in about 1970, and were discontinued a few years later. I have a blued set, but, without checking my Colt catalog collection, I cannot say when the blue finish was introduced.
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mrankh
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USA
545 Posts

Posted - 02/05/2011 :  10:51:45 AM  Show Profile
Here are some pictures i took, i am not sure if i am going to sell them and if i do what the price would be they do show wear and i do not have the box that they originally came in.

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Spider7115
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USA
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Posted - 02/05/2011 :  11:21:27 AM  Show Profile
They look similar to my Peerless handcuffs. They use the exact same key, too. Maybe Peerless made them for Colt.

New in box might bring in the $300 range but, in their present condition, I think Lefty's estimate of around $150 is about right.


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mrankh
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USA
545 Posts

Posted - 02/05/2011 :  11:23:31 AM  Show Profile
they may have, the only major difference i see is that the key location is placed to the side more. I may keep them just because their a cool little thing that does not take up much space. I am going to try to keep as many guns and such as i can. I have 4 Bayonets sitting beside me at the moment i plan on keeping haha i think their all worth around 300 or so. Hopefully i get around to cleaning out my gun closet and if i do i will post a list of all the guns and ammo i have it is a decent size list.


Edited by - mrankh on 02/05/2011 11:26:50 AM
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torizus
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84 Posts

Posted - 02/05/2011 :  11:29:33 AM  Show Profile
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Here's set I bought around 1970-72, the most remarkable thing about Colt cuffs is that the ratcheting is as smooth as my python, unbelievable,they just fall over the wrist. Over the years, 32+ as a cop having met probably well over 15,000 others, I never met someone who had Colt cuffs. 1 guy said he did but never showed them.
Five digit serial # 57xxx so there were a few I guess.
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mrankh
Member

USA
545 Posts

Posted - 02/05/2011 :  11:33:11 AM  Show Profile
My SN reads 0519XX

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Laredo Lefty
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USA
11549 Posts

Posted - 02/05/2011 :  2:10:24 PM  Show Profile
Colt handcuffs were made by Colt, not Peerless. I have several sets of Peerless and Smith & Wesson cuffs I have used over the years. Colt, Peerless and Smith & Wesson cuffs all use the same key. I have encountered Colt cuffs in the past but have not owned a set.

Joe
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