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need help with value of a Colt 38?

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by need to shoot more, Jun 29, 2008.

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  1. need to shoot more

    need to shoot more Active Member

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    I have a Colt (Official Police)3" barrel s#652905 I would rate the metal at 90%
    or greater, I have a interested party can some one tell me the value?
    Thank You in advance, Jim Zimak
     
  2. Pull & Mark

    Pull & Mark Well-Known Member

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    Jim, according to the blue book, no 3 inch barrels were ever made. Their is pre-war and post war models as well. I will assume you have the post war model made between 1947-1969. 95% @$375, 90% @$350 and last is 80% @$265. I have the 27th edition book and is two years old. I don't think that the price is much different in the new one. Oh yeh, the pre-war model is worth about $75-$100 more. Hope this helps you out. Break-em all. Jeff
     
  3. Mike Battista

    Mike Battista Well-Known Member Supporting Vendor

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    OFFICIAL POLICE PRE-WAR
    - .32-20 WCF (disc. 1942), .38-200 (British), .41 long (disc. 1930), .38 Spl., or .22 LR (introduced 1930 - 4 or 6 in. barrel only, 4 in. scarce) cal., blue finish, 6 shot, round (very scarce) or square butt, 4, 5, or 6 in. barrels, 2 in. barrel (scarce) in .38 Spl., checkered walnut grips, fixed sights, last patent date on barrel was Oct. 5, 1926. Mfg. 1927-46.
    Grading 100% 98% 95% 90% 80% 70% 60% 50% 40% 30% 20% 10%
    $850 $750 $450 $350 $325 $300 $275 $250 $210 $185 $165 $145
    Add 100% for round butt with factory verified letter.
    Add 15% for nickel finish.
    Add 15% for .22 LR cal.
    OFFICIAL POLICE POST-WAR
    - .22 LR or .38 Spl. cal., 2, 4, 5, or 6 in. barrel, Coltwood plastic grips 1947-1954 - checkered walnut thereafter, fixed sights, no patent dates on barrel. Mfg. 1947-69.
    Grading 100% 98% 95% 90% 80% 70% 60% 50% 40% 30% 20% 10%
    $750 $600 $375 $350 $265 $235 $210 $185 $165 $145 $135 $125
    Add 15% for nickel finish.
    Add 15% for .22 cal.
    On this model, the 2 in. barrel in .38 Spl. cal. is scarce. .22 cal. was available with 4 or 6 in. barrel only.

    This is from the latest information from the the Blue Book. No 3" listed.
    Mike Battista
     
  4. need to shoot more

    need to shoot more Active Member

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    Thank You, to Jeff and Mike for your responses!
     
  5. g7777777

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    3 inch? probably 125 dollars in 90-95 percent condition

    Barrel has been cut off

    Gene
     
  6. 333t

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    Jim:

    Are you measuring the barrel from the face of the cylinder? You probably have a 4 inch gun.

    Phil
     
  7. need to shoot more

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    correction it is a four " measuring from the front sight to the cylinder.
     
  8. 333t

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    Jim:

    Your gun is a pre-war model made in 1941. It has more collector value. See link above.

    Phil
     
  9. need to shoot more

    need to shoot more Active Member

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    Thanks for the the help and insight from everyone!
     
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