In order to participate in the GunBroker Member forums, you must be logged in with your GunBroker.com account. Click the sign-in button at the top right of the forums page to get connected.

Colt SAA's

frich78frich78 Member Posts: 4 ✭✭
Hello folks,

I have several old original Colt SAA's I inherited from my Dad who recently passed. I have written to Colt for papers on 7 of them. Dad won a fast draw competition in Houston in 67, draw,cock,fire and hit the target in .7 seconds. He used a Colt SAA in 357 caliber to do it. He sold that gun. There are 3-4 of them made prior to 1890.

Dad was Tx State Pistol Champ in 1964. If I do sell one or two, I want them to go to the end user, someone who appreciates old Colt's, not a dealer. Do you folks have any suggestions on the best marketplace for these rare pistols? I am in Central Tx

Thanks, I appreciate any help.

Frank H

Comments

  • MMOMEQ-55MMOMEQ-55 Member Posts: 13,134
    edited November -1
    I would sell a kidney before I would sell one of those pistols. Having said that if you are hell bent on selling one of them the auction side would be a great place to sell one.
  • slumlord44slumlord44 Member Posts: 3,702 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Might consider a Colt Collectors website and list them on their for sale forum.
  • veger2veger2 Member Posts: 7 ✭✭
    edited November -1
    I would suggest Mike Holloway, who I think lives in Texas. He deals in all generations of Colt SSA's. Look him up on the internet or his e-mail address is: [email protected]
  • Spider7115Spider7115 Member, Moderator Posts: 29,714 ******
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by veger2
    I would suggest Mike Holloway, who I think lives in Texas. He deals in all generations of Colt SSA's. Look him up on the internet or his e-mail address is: [email protected]


    That would be foolish. Colt SAA's are extremely collectible and Gunbroker.com will give you maximum exposure and far better prices than any dealer will pay. Holloway will just pay you wholesale and then list them here on Gunbroker. Better you should make the profit, eh?
  • GatofeoGatofeo Member Posts: 230 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Write a letter describing your father's history as a quick-draw artist, as you've related here. Have it notarized before you sign it.
    Within that letter, note the model and serial number of the Colt you're selling. If you've obtained a Colt Letter, include a copy of that too. Or, if you include the original Colt letter, add the cost of the letter to the price.
    You're passing on a piece of history. You have a responsibility to ensure that the history is accurate. If you don't, within a few years someone will say that the Colt you sold them belonged to Elmer Keith, Wyatt Earp or someone more famous.
    The letter will also add to the sale value of the gun.
Sign In or Register to comment.