Have an chance to buy among these relatively cheap along with a couple of other lever guns. I know problem is everything, but what are these things worth?
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I think much more details would help you....I"ve seen them indigenous $300 to $2,000, depending upon year, condition, etc. Most seem to be in the $300-$500 range, in fair "shooter" condition, yet I"m no skilled on them.......

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Won"t also guess without in-depth pics. I own 2 of them; a "fine" one and also a yes, really nice shooter. Write-up pics......
Last one I acquired was from Cabela"s gun library for $300 in about 60% blue through tight activity and clean barrel. This would be 3 year ago.
Unfortunately, the Colt military Special is one of those revolvers that do not flourished in price. The just ones that get in value room special order variations together as special order barrel lengths. I picked up one that remained in 38 distinct for $275 in 100% condition. Unfortunately, the does not have the box. The pistol shop failure to measure the barrel length and it was a 3" barrel i m sorry is no a typical barrel length. That would make it a special order gun. Ns am guess-a-mating it worth around between $750 come $900. I have the right to only imagine what the gunshop paid for the revolver when they purchase it. Because it is a distinct order gun, one of these days ns will have to examine the Colt records to check out who ordered the gun.--fjruple--
I thought the military Special was in .38 LC- not .38 Special. You deserve to tell by feather in the chambers- no case mouth stops in the LC.Best, Thomas.
Army special was presented in 1907/08. Replaced the brand-new Army/Navy that had discontinued lengthy Colt in 1905; all were chambered in 38 special from climate on. ~ above the 32-20, 3".......are you certain it is no a reduce barrel and also not a distinct order?? The only way to call is come letter it thru Colt historic records or by physically assessing the barrel. If that is reduce the noting will be the end of place/position and also obvious to also the most casual observer....

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I"m sure of nothing, yet here space some photos. It locks up really tight and also is in pretty good shape.
I think it is like plenty of of the vintage firearms - the all depends on your an ar as much as what they are going for. Ns purchased my military Special - 6" - 38 unique - make in 1910 - around 95% with original grips because that $350 and that was a few years back. At the time, that"s pretty lot what they to be going for - $300 - $350 relying on condition, whether initial grips, etc.Mine is a great shooter - ns bought mine together they come out in 1908 - same year mine Dad was born and also the surname was switched to "Official Police" in 1927 - exact same year mine Dad i graduated from High School.I have looked because that a 32-20 however the ones I"ve run across have either been in less than desirable shape or end priced. I would imagine that value would still count on your area and on condition - and unless you reload, I would certainly think the 38 special version would be an ext desirable as result of the easy ease of access of ammo turn off the shelf. For someone who can reload the 32-20, I"m thinking one would be a most fun! If the price to be reasonable, I"d snatch one up also if it had wear as long as it to be in great mechanical form - however then I"m wanting a 32-20!