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    I've got an old Colt Pistol that I'm thinking of selling. Don't want to but times are hard. I believe it's an old Colt M1902 s/n 7855. Any idea what this is worth? And what is good to clean the tarnish with?

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    You might want to inquire over at the Colt Forum about the value.

    I don't see any "tarnish", just honest wear. I wouldn't mess with it. It looks good for a pistol made in 1905.


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    That is sweet! I agree with Terry, check with the collectors on the Colt board.
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    Please don't do anything but wipe it with a rust preventative. It's a nice example of the breed. Those have become quite pricey in the past few years. Check GunBroker for that model and also similar Model 1900, and 1903 guns.

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    Can't you rent out a room or something? Maybe sell a kidney?
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    Nice pistol, was it chambered for 38 rimless? (38 Auto)
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    Real nice!
    Take good care of those grips also.

    Search Gunbroker.com for Colt 1902

    There are some on there - two have bids. One has a bid of 650.00 and it's not nearly as nice as yours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flagflyfish View Post
    Nice pistol, was it chambered for 38 rimless? (38 Auto)
    Yes, Rimless - Smokless, that's what it says on the side.
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    dude.... do not sell that.... please. yes, sell a kidney or something.
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    Quote Originally Posted by QKShooter View Post
    Real nice!
    Take good care of those grips also.

    Search Gunbroker.com for Colt 1902

    There are some on there - two have bids. One has a bid of 650.00 and it's not nearly as nice as yours.
    If you were going to sell that anywhere around 650, you have a buyer...heck, I'd sell my own kidney. They don't make 'em like that anymore. If it wasn't for the fact that you were out of state and the ATF discourages it, I would drive up there for that kind of deal.

    And if you touch the tarnish, I'll have to drive up there to give you a well deserved whippin'. What you got there is character, not tarnish.
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    OK, no cleaning. Here are a few items on Simpson LTD that I've found...
    COLT M1902 MILITARY
    COLT M1902 MILITARY
    COLT 1900 COMMERCIAL
    I know they're not the same but I get a ballpark idea. Besides, they are Military models, mine is s Sporting model. But from what I've found, Colt made a lot more of the Military model. This thing should be worth at least a couple thousand. I'm taking it to an antique gun store this weekend for another opinion.
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    I would also look at getting a letter from Colt, authenticating it.

    For a fee they will tell you when it was made, whom it was shipped to, etc, etc. That will increase the value.

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    Thanks Biker,
    Will look into it.
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    OK, looked into it. Minimum price for an Archive Letter for this model is $100. Then it goes up from there for engraving, etc. Think it's worth it?
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