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how much is an original sam colt w.l. ormsby engraved wort

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how much is an original sam colt w.l. ormsby engraved worth?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Firearms
Expert:  gcgunsmithing replied 5 years ago.

gcgunsmithing :

Hello how are you?

gcgunsmithing :

could you give me mor details?

Customer:

what do you want to know?

gcgunsmithing :

any writing on the gun

gcgunsmithing :

grips

gcgunsmithing :

engraving grade

gcgunsmithing :

condition

Customer:

sam colt engraved w.l. ormsby may 16, 1843

gcgunsmithing :

dimensions

Customer:

serial # XXXXX

gcgunsmithing :

specs

Customer:

wood grips

gcgunsmithing :

the more the better

Customer:

patent #20122

Customer:

no caliber stamp

Customer:

sailing ships are engraved on cylinder

Customer:

excellant condition

gcgunsmithing :

would you say the finish is 90%?

Customer:

yes

Customer:

matching serial #'s on all parts

Customer:

hello?

gcgunsmithing :

sorry i'm having a little trouble with my connection

gcgunsmithing :

bear with me please

Customer:

ok

gcgunsmithing :

what grade of engraving would you say it is?

Customer:

excellant, at least 90%

Customer:

very detailed

gcgunsmithing :

do you have any paper work with it

Customer:

no

Customer:

family heirloom

gcgunsmithing :

if you did it would have a letter on it grading the level of engraving A B C .........

Customer:

sorry no paperwork

Customer:

what is it worth from low to high based on what you know?

gcgunsmithing :

if you call Joe Canali at(NNN) NNN-NNNNx1343 he is the archive keeper for colt....

gcgunsmithing :

he could help with assigning authenthic paper work therefore improving the value a little

Customer:

what is it worth without the paperwork?

Customer:

just give me a rough idea, your best guess

Customer:

i will work on the paperwork later

gcgunsmithing :

i'm sorry bear with me one more second

gcgunsmithing :

does it have any series letter on it

Customer:

where would it be?

gcgunsmithing :

it should be by the 1843 date

Customer:

i do not see any series letter

Customer:

also, why is there no caliber listed on it?

gcgunsmithing :

i was about to ask about caliber :)

gcgunsmithing :

it sounds like you have a very rare pistol

gcgunsmithing :

let me ask you a couple more things

Customer:

:)

gcgunsmithing :

i'm assuming its a cap and ball correct?

Customer:

yes

gcgunsmithing :

ok

gcgunsmithing :

do youhave a case for it ?

Customer:

yes, a leather pouch

Customer:

no hard case

Customer:

the leather pouch is lined with sheepskin

gcgunsmithing :

i'm having a hard time finding any specific number value i'm still looking but you have a very rare firearm...........

Customer:

ok

gcgunsmithing :

i'm going to give you a conservative estimate but i'm pretty sure it is going to be more then that i'll say in 90% condition $8,000

gcgunsmithing :

if it was me i would call Joe and get the specifics

gcgunsmithing :

wow i havn't got a tuff one like that yet

gcgunsmithing :

i hope i was helpfull

Customer:

ok

gcgunsmithing :

if you like my answer please click "accept" so i can get credit for it

gcgunsmithing :

thank you G.C.

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