GUN HOLY SHIT HOLSY SHIT HOLY SHIT. V. one of those Confed Navy pistols was NOT a replica

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  1. Ghostrider4450

    Ghostrider4450 New Member

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    So remember this pic:

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    The barrel and cylinder on the bottom pistol belong to the old worn pistol grip on the upper pistol. The cylinder was sooo rusted I couldnt tell what was written on it. After spending 4 hours in a CLR bath and then 45 minutes of gentle cleaning with fine steel wool I found that there was a very fine and detailed engraving of 7 warships that completely surrounded the cylinder. On top of the engraved battle scene reads:

    Engaged May 1843

    Then engraved length wise reads:

    COLTS PATENT No 685 (not sure if thats correct, there's still A LOT of rust/grime to tell for sure, gotta clean it up some more)
    PAT. SEPT. 10th 1850



    So this shit is the REAL deal guys. I have all the original parts now and after some restoration, they will be beautiful. So one is a replica, and one is an original COLT from 1850. I need to restore the barrel the same way I did with the cylinder and see what markings are on it.

    Sorry, I have no camera with me right now so I will post up good picures of the engravings and the markings when I get back home tomorrow evening.

    Im soo excited to get this thing restored. For a fully restored version of this pistol, it looks to be worth between $3700, to $6900 depending on its condition and what model it is exactly. Even still, I wouldn't sell this thing for twice that much.
     
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    Formula-95 2:32 PM 5-13-09 Never Forget, Hamburglar OT Supporter

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    man...i hate you!! congrats!
     
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    Sweet!!! Congrats...

    I guess it goes without saying, but I'll say it anyway... be very careful with any work you do on it. Personally, I'd be temped to take it to a pro that knows how to do it.
     
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    No, no rain here. I am seeing matching serial numbers on a lot of parts on the pistol as I slowly get the rust and grime off. Ill take pics tom. when I get home.

    It may still be a replica, im just having fun trying to figure it out. If they both are reps, so what. Its been fun playing archeologist and trying to figure out what the hell this thing is.
     
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    Honestly, I would have no problem selling it and gettign something new. :o
     
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    if it's the real mccoy fuck that noise
     
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    A96HondaAccordCoupeEX Silver Member

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    To mean, it just means more money to buy more new shit. :coold:
     
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    like i said in the other thread: get a velvet lined wooden box and display them shits
     
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    and then have some squirrley looking old dude bring them to the center of town along with two blindfolds and have a duel
     
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    just remember to not load the other one
     
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    That's bomb
     
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    I plan on it. Is there a good place to purchase them online?
     
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    LancerV Something Happened OT Supporter

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    Get some flitz and a buffing wheel will take the rust off everything and look new
     
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    no idea :hs:
     
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    cool

    i have a 1943 copper penny but my mom took it from me till i get my bachelor's

    damn thing is $40k :mad:
     
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    No shit? :eek3:
     
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    why would a copper penny from 1943 be worth $40k?
     
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    inflation:uh:
     
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    If it is genuine, be careful about doing anything that affects the original finish. Many antique guns lose value when they are restored.

    I'm pretty sure Colt released a run of reproduction black powder revolvers some years ago. That may not affect what you have but you should look up someone who has knowledge of antique guns.

    Again, I wouldn't try to clean it up on your own. It really can affect it's value.
     
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    :eek5:

    :eek5:x10 @ 40k penny
     
  24. Only 40 of those were struck. :eek3:
     
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    so how much is it worth?
     

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