Colt Police Positive .32 NP - what to do but sell it...

by Hobie ⌂ @, Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, Saturday, July 29, 2017, 07:31 (135 days ago)

Don't know quite how to market this gun. It is not reasonable to resuscitate her for $600+.

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Hobie

Colt Police Positive .32 NP - what to do but sell it...

by Catoosa, Monday, July 31, 2017, 22:49 (132 days ago) @ Hobie

Hobie:

It depends. What's wrong with it?

If it's cosmetic wear and the mechanics are OK, restoration might be worthwhile. However, if the internals are worn to the point that the timing is bad, finding parts and someone who knows how to fix it will be a problem.

I picked up a cheap "project gun" in the form of a Police Positive Special .38 a while back. After tinkering with it a while I came to the conclusion that rebuilding one of the old Colt actions was beyond my ability. Fortunately, I was acquainted with one of those old-time gunsmiths that seem to be a vanishing breed these days. Many months and several dollars later, I have a fully restored and beautifully functioning PPS, rebuilt by Ben Schade. It was a labor of love for him and one of the last guns he rebuilt before retiring. It is a treasure to me, but certainly not worth the time and money we put into it.

Anyway, that was my experience for what it's worth. Good luck with your old Colt.

Catoosa

This one will require re-building to the tune of $600+

by Hobie ⌂ @, Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, Tuesday, August 01, 2017, 22:31 (131 days ago) @ Catoosa

It just isn't cost effective.

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Hobie

Sell it as is or hang it up on the wall.

by Rob Leahy ⌂ @, Prescott, Arizona, Wednesday, August 02, 2017, 12:47 (131 days ago) @ Hobie

I just picked up a New Service for 600.00 :-)

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That's what I'm going to do, sell it.

by Hobie ⌂ @, Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, Thursday, August 03, 2017, 19:00 (129 days ago) @ Rob Leahy

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Hobie

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