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shooter10
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USA
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Posted - 11/29/2017 :  12:57:24 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Need some help. I found a Colt with the markings:

Colt horse with: "Colt's New Police"

Right side of barrel: "Police Positive"

Left side: Colt D.A.32 I think it shoots ".32 Long Colt"

On the tang serial # is: 5357x. 70% condition

It is a first year production gun but does that mean anything for the value. The guy is selling for $600. What is it worth? Thank you.

B Shooter

rufe-snow
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Posted - 11/29/2017 :  04:04:39 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
70% would be a big negative, as far as collectors value is concerned. 32 revolvers of any make. Would have to be at least. In Very Good condition, to be worth that kind of money. Demand is the biggest factor influencing value. 32 revolvers @ 70%, Colt or no Colt, aren't.


Generally when Colt revolvers are marked "New Police". They were chambered for the more common Smith & Wesson cartridges. 32 S & W and 38 S & W. Colt didn't want to put S & W's name, on their revolvers. So they sold the same ammo. And marked their guns either 32 or 38 New Police.

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nmyers
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Posted - 11/29/2017 :  08:47:31 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Here is a recently completed auction of a similar gun on GB:

http://www.GunBroker.com/item/716476040

Hard to tell from the photos, but I would think it's 80-90%. It brought $380.

I find that searching GB COMPLETED auctions is really helpful in determining the real market value of most guns.

Neal

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Hawk Carse
Advanced Member

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Posted - 11/29/2017 :  4:10:08 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Agree, .32 New Police is the .32 S&W long case, but loaded with the deadly flat pointed Colt bullet. (Hatcher Relative Stopping Power is 5% higher for a flat point than a roundnose of the same ballistics.)

Also agree, $600 is way high.

Edited by - Hawk Carse on 11/29/2017 4:10:36 PM
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jim_lemay
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USA
1461 Posts

Posted - 11/29/2017 :  7:51:08 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Does the pistol have adjustable rear sights? Colt serial number lookup database indicates it may be a target model. If target model then may be worth more. If cylinder timing is good, with no cylinder end slack, locks up good it may be shootable. Colt didn't start heat treating cylinders until 1920s.
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Hawk Carse
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Posted - 11/30/2017 :  12:11:41 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That would make it worth $600.
Police Positive Targets are scarce and just cute.
As are SW Regulation Police Targets.
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