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    Need some direction from the board.

    Have a Colt SAA .32WCF that I am trying to figure a value for. Figured that someone here could give me some direction.

    All I have at the moment is a description, I will attempt to get some pictures ASAP. Any help will be appreciated.

    Colt SAA
    .32WCF
    Blue steel
    Black plastic grips
    Six digit serial (no prefix or suffix) 294XXX
    All steel (no aluminum or brass).
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    A good way to get a general idea of how much a certain gun is selling for (not how much it's actually worth) is by checking out gunbroker.com....

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    There are several here who could be of help if you would provide some detailed photos.

    Looks like it was made in 1907.

    I have a .38 WCF (.38-40) made a couple years before yours. On GunBroker or at a big gun show like Dallas Market Hall they are priced from about $2400 to $2900 with finish condition like my old gun. No, I didn't pay that for mine. I've had it since 1981 or 1982 and it's the result of trading an even rattier looking old Colt SAA. If I recall it was tagged at $350 and I wound up with it for either $300 or $325. At the time I felt a bit foolish paying such big money for what amounted to a trot-line weight but just had to have an example of a Colt SAA. This was before folks went absolutely stark, raving, mad over SAAs and prices went nuts.


    Neither the .32 WCF nor the .38 WCF chambered "first generation" Colt SAAs are as desirable as are the .44WCF and .45 Colt chambered revolvers. That's ok, I really like playing with the .38-40 cartridge so am happy.

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    The only problem with that is there are at least 3 different releases of the SAA, and several different changes over the course of the guns history. The prices for a first edition SAA and a second or third edition SAA are vastly different. The real problem is that I am unsure of which edition this one is.

    I know that pictures will help identify which edition this one is, and I will be getting some ASAP.
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    Your Colt SAA is a 1st Generation model, made in 1907.

    Serial Number Data

    You might want to visit the Colt Forum, also.

    ETA: As usual, bmcgilvray beat me to it. I should have known!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Crunch View Post
    Your Colt SAA is a 1st Generation model, made in 1907.

    Serial Number Data

    You might want to visit the Colt Forum, also.

    ETA: As usual, bmcgilvray beat me to it. I should have known!
    Thanks Cap that's what I was looking for. I am not well versed in older revo's and was completely out of my league. Gives me a better place to start.
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