View Full Version : Been offered a Colt Model 1877,what is it worth?

oz in SC
September 13, 2012, 20:37
Thing looks pretty good considering it was made in 1903. 4 1/2 inch barrel.
Fully functional,including double action,recently had action spring replaced.
Was shot in the last few weeks according to owner.





K. Funk
September 13, 2012, 21:15
I'm assuming .38 cal. Hard to tell how much original finish is left, but the grips look good. I would think around $700. The action springs are notoriously weak on these.


oz in SC
September 13, 2012, 21:18
Yes it is .38 Colt.
Action spring was replaced recently,double action works,all original except for one screw that holds the extractor spring in.

September 13, 2012, 21:20
They seem to be selling at $ 500.00 + on GB


D P Six
September 14, 2012, 07:55
http://www.collectorsfirearms.com/colts/colt-revolvers/colt-1877-lightning-thunderer.html is a good place to get some idea of a retail price parameter. Items they have in stock now are in the $700-3000 range, condition of course is almost everything.

oz in SC
September 14, 2012, 09:50
Do you think it is worth $1200?
That is what the seller has put it's value at.

September 14, 2012, 10:22
From what I have seen in the western U.S. , they have actually sold in the 450- 650 range for the last 20 years.

September 14, 2012, 10:26
Do you think it is worth $1200?
That is what the seller has put it's value at.

I think thats about 4-500 to high.

oz in SC
September 14, 2012, 10:41
I posted on a Colt forum,that does seem to be the consensus,although Blue book at 70% is $1000....thing is,is it 70%?

September 15, 2012, 01:19
Nope. There is not 70% there. Approximate value around here would be in the high $450.00-$500.00 range to the right person.


September 17, 2012, 06:30
That left grip looks to be 70%. The metal seems to have overall fine pitting indicating it has rusted in the past which is not original finish. From the pictures provided, I would rate it at less than 10% finish.