Antique Colts, Luger’s, Sharps, and Other Collector Guns For Sale
Updated May 27, 2011
I have been a gunsmith for a little over 40 years and an investor with a masters degree in economics and finance for 50 years. (I am 71 years old.) All my personal investments, including gold bullion, gold coins, common stocks, preferred stocks, corporate bonds, municipal bonds, real-estate, coins, stamps and others have never equaled investment in “quality” antique firearms. The percent appreciation as a percentage of money invested is absolutely unequaled to the point where, even if you paid too much for a particular firearm all you have to do is wait a short period of time to turn a profit. All the previous mentions areas of investment fluctuate up and down with political earthquakes and rain, but the value of fine obsolete American firearms does nothing but go up and up and up. I have tracked the appreciation value of investments all my life and have never found anything like the appreciation of firearms. Real-estate is definitely second on my list, but guns are so much more fun. God created dirt and “there ain’t no more.” As for fine firearms, “visionary, inventive men created them from God’s raw materials” and there ain’t no more!
If you would like high resolution close-up photos of any of these old antiques I will be glad E-Mail them to you. If you see something I have misrepresented or is in question please do not hesitate to call or E-Mail. I am in San Antonio, Texas and the phone number is 210-494-3063 and my E-Mail address is “email@example.com”
OEM (Original Equipment Manufactured) Colt cylinders. If you have a first or second generation Colt needing a new cylinder for restoration to original Colt specs or a caliber change I have new cylinders available in just about any caliber Colt made including 45 Colt, 44 WCF (44-40), 32 WCF (32-20), 44 special, and others. We also have OEM cylinders in 45 ACP for your 45 Colt, but only for first and second generation single actions. These OEM cylinders are blued. There are no OEM cylinders for Colt third generation single actions. You cost for the cylinder…$255.00.
Note: Some late model Colt second generation and commemorative single-actions will require internal fitting of the “hand” which requires considerable extra gunsmith expertise and fitting adding $65.00 to the fitting charge. First generation cylinders and early second generation cylinders can be sent in and I can match the dimensions, but the late second generation cylinder single actions will have to have the complete revolver sent so I can adjust the hand to the cylinder.