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Colt Walker
June 7, 2020
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Boy am I glad I don't collect  Black Powder Colts , did You see the Walker ( with Texas provenance),sold for $375000.00 that would buy Me a lot of nice Winchesters, however I did get a nice '76 and hopefully a couple more Winchesters  to-morrow.

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June 7, 2020
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An old friend of mine who lived in Libby, Montana had a Colt Walker that had been handed down through the family, since it was purchased new in 1847.  This pistol was put up for auction about 7 years ago and sold for $989,000.

June 7, 2020
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Wow. I dabble with Colts but I’ve known for many years I’d get scalped if I ever tried to get serious with Colts. I’ve had a chance to handle Walkers with Texas provenance. Now I understand why they had no price tags. 

 

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June 7, 2020
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Someday I hope to own a Dragoon.  Pattersons and Walkers are way to expensive for me.  You could buy a bunch of nice Winchesters for the price of one of those guns.

June 7, 2020
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Have they all been accounted for?  Or is there one laying in the dirt out there somewhere?

June 7, 2020
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Upon my cursory observation is the vintage Colts - even the run-of-the-mill shooters, have not experienced the recent stagnant, or reduction in values as our Winchesters. I have a few SAA’s. Problem is it’s hard to find a 1st or 2nd gen gun that hasn’t been monkeyed with - though that seems more acceptable to collectors/shooters than an altered Winchester. 

June 7, 2020
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Huck Riley said
Have they all been accounted for?  Or is there one laying in the dirt out there somewhere?  

No, they have not all been accounted for.  1,100 were made, and fewer than 100 have been authenticated.

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foxfire said
 I have a few SAA’s. Problem is it’s hard to find a 1st or 2nd gen gun that hasn’t been monkeyed with - though that seems more acceptable to collectors/shooters than an altered Winchester.   

 That has not been my experience. Colt collectors have John Kopec and his letters and books. He knows the die stampings,finishes, and whats right or wrong. One of his letters carrys a lot of weight.

 Colt collectors are purest and do not pay much for none original guns. A worked on Colt is hard to sell. T/R

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Bert H. said

No, they have not all been accounted for.  1,100 were made, and fewer than 100 have been authenticated.  

Wow!  Gets the day dreamer working.  Even if you never find one, it makes you wonder about battles, river crossings, and what not.  Even a relic would be nice to have.

June 8, 2020
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I remember watching Bert handle 5 Colt Walkers at once some years ago. 

June 8, 2020
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TR said

 That has not been my experience. Colt collectors have John Kopec and his letters and books. He knows the die stampings,finishes, and whats right or wrong. One of his letters carrys a lot of weight.

 Colt collectors are purest and do not pay much for none original guns. A worked on Colt is hard to sell. T/R  

In the last 2 weeks 2-4 digit Colt SAA's have sold at Auction.  Both US Calvary's.  The real nice condition one sold for $28,000.  It had a Kopec letter that stated that the hammer had been replaced and the grips had been replaced and the cartouches were added at the time.  The other gun sold for a little over $32,000. This one had little finish but was all original.  It also had a Kopec letter. 

I had been looking at the one that sold for $28,000 for a few years.  It was for sale for way more than it realized. Someone took a major hit on this one sometime in the past.

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