close

Privacy guaranteed - Your email is not shared with anyone.

Is this colt .25 Re-blued? Sell or not?

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by MSims, Aug 27, 2012.


  1. MSims

    MSims
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2012
    883
    15
    So i got an offer for $550 and dont use it mostly a safe queen... Will it go up in value or not... And a pawn broker told me that its worth only $250 and he thinks it was re-blued... Do you guys think it was re-blued?

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     

    Wanna kill these ads? We can help!
  2. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr
    Expand Collapse
    DirtyThirty fan
    CLM

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2005
    36,028
    392
    Location:
    Troy
    I don't think it has been.
    Look at the roll masks, they are normally raised on one side.
    It's a very easy way to tell if the slide flats have been polished.
    Looking at your pics, it appears that the roll marks are original.

    I would say, by what can be seen in the pics, it has nor been reblued.
     

  3. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr
    Expand Collapse
    DirtyThirty fan
    CLM

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2005
    36,028
    392
    Location:
    Troy
    Sounds like the pawn broker is either a dumb azz, or was trying to
    low ball you into a price. DO NOT take guns to pawn shops!
    If you are looking for an appraisal, check with an auction house
    or gunsmiths. Not Cabeleas, Gander Mountain,.....but a small
    mom & pop gun shop. Ask them about appraisal, do not mention
    you are thinking of selling
     
  4. ctfireman

    ctfireman
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2010
    3,567
    14
    Location:
    Bridgeport, CT
    It took me years to hunt down a new one of those for my dad & i ended up paying $375 with original box. The gun was new but the box showed age. If you are interested in selling $550 is a great offer. I just shot dad's the other day, cool little gun. By the way yours doesn't look reblued to me.
     
    #4 ctfireman, Sep 3, 2012
    Last edited: Sep 3, 2012
  5. Dalton Wayne

    Dalton Wayne
    Expand Collapse
    Epic mustache
    Millennium Member

    Joined:
    Apr 5, 1999
    12,633
    7
    Location:
    Central Florida
    Not reblued...
     
  6. 257 roberts

    257 roberts
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2012
    484
    1
    doesn't look reblued...$550..00 is Great,sell it!!!!
     
  7. Mayhem like Me

    Mayhem like Me
    Expand Collapse
    Semper Paratus

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2001
    17,507
    3,383
    Location:
    Behind the Green door
    As stated by the others the roll marks specifically the pony look too good and sharp at the edges to be a reblue.

    Don't deal with that pawnbroker again he is an idiot or a cheat.

    Also the blue is the correct color and hue add to that the great looking grips and you have a piece in very good to excellent condition..

    Many times someone who does not know anything about guns will look at the edges thinking a 25 is a holster gun looking for wear at the high spots.

    That gun was probably hardly ever shot and spent most of it's life in a box.
    Keep it as a safe queen or sell it to a collector, what a pretty little pistol.
     
    #7 Mayhem like Me, Sep 6, 2012
    Last edited: Sep 6, 2012
  8. uhlawpup

    uhlawpup
    Expand Collapse
    Gentle Soul

    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2003
    4,775
    761
    Location:
    Houston
    I don't think it has been reblued, either.

    I'll give you a hundred bucks cash for it........
     
  9. Bren

    Bren
    Expand Collapse
    NRA Life Member

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2005
    41,027
    7,385
    Location:
    Kentucky
    I agree - that one doesn't show any of the rounding of sharp edges associated with rebluing and the edges of the letters are still raised - pretty hard to polish it and leave that. I would think the finish is original.
     
  10. VC-Racing

    VC-Racing
    Expand Collapse
    General Flunky

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2008
    2,844
    155
    Location:
    S.Fork of The Edisto River, SC
    Thats a nice looking piece. Looks original to me.

    I have a jr. Colt .25 with the original box, owners pamphlet and tool that was given to me by my mom. She received it from her aunt 20 yrs ago , put it in a shoe box in her cedar chest and forgot about it. When she was going thru some old stuff in that chest and she found it. If y'all would like to see a pic, i'll post one this afternoon ... IIRC the price on the box says $36.50 .....

    Outdoor Hub mobile, the outdoor information engine
     
  11. Mayhem like Me

    Mayhem like Me
    Expand Collapse
    Semper Paratus

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2001
    17,507
    3,383
    Location:
    Behind the Green door
    Yes please they are some cool old guns with beautiful metal and finish.
     
  12. Road Dog

    Road Dog
    Expand Collapse
    Senior Member
    Millennium Member

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 1999
    1,173
    7
    Location:
    Ringgold, GA
    Not reblued, the markings are too sharp.