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First Gen Colt SAA 1882

0oAKo47o00oAKo47o0 Member Posts: 454 ✭✭✭
edited July 2018 in Ask the Experts
First Gen BP colt all matching with the addition of a fake US contract stamp and the initials CFG on the bottom of the trigger guard. How much does this devalue the gun?

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  • rufe-snowrufe-snow Member Posts: 18,517 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Need quality close-up photos. For a accurate assessment of value. Link below, has info on posting photos.


    http://forums.GunBroker.com/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=259294
  • 0oAKo47o00oAKo47o0 Member Posts: 454 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    The auction doesn't have good pictures, I have been trying to pry information out of the seller all week. The US stamp wasn't even discernable from the pictures, I had to ask him and he replies "I bought it at a local auction, I think the US was stamped later to fake a contract gun."

    https://www.GunBroker.com/item/778662988/
  • charliemeyer007charliemeyer007 Member Posts: 7,348 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Colt shows 1882 for that serial #. I'm not sure of how much the "fake marks" reduce the value. Cutting barrels and drilling extra holes in collectible rifles drops their value a lot, shooters not so much.
  • JohnnyBGoodJohnnyBGood Member Posts: 1,443 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by 0oAKo47o0
    The auction doesn't have good pictures, I have been trying to pry information out of the seller all week. The US stamp wasn't even discernable from the pictures, I had to ask him and he replies "I bought it at a local auction, I think the US was stamped later to fake a contract gun."

    https://www.GunBroker.com/item/778662988/



    I wouldn't buy that gun with your money. The restamped serials numbers should be more of a concern than the "US" on the frame.
  • Spider7115Spider7115 Member, Moderator Posts: 29,604 ******
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by JohnnyBGood
    quote:Originally posted by 0oAKo47o0
    The auction doesn't have good pictures, I have been trying to pry information out of the seller all week. The US stamp wasn't even discernable from the pictures, I had to ask him and he replies "I bought it at a local auction, I think the US was stamped later to fake a contract gun."

    https://www.GunBroker.com/item/778662988/



    I wouldn't buy that gun with your money. The restamped serials numbers should be more of a concern than the "US" on the frame.

    I agree. Restamped serial numbers and fake inspector's stamp. Don't touch it.
  • perry shooterperry shooter Member Posts: 17,390
    edited November -1
    IMHO this pistol would only if one had an original that needed some parts it may be good for parts but of little value as a miss match thatbubba has improved
  • 0oAKo47o00oAKo47o0 Member Posts: 454 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Thank you guys so much, I didn't even realize the numbers were re-stapmed.It makes sense now. Pretty new to this and I know some of you guys are very knowledgeable about these "old colts".
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