You can replace the blue parts with original parkerized parts. That will greatly improve the value. My dad’s 1943 issue sold for $3500.Hello
I have this Colt and was looking for some comments re the finish. It looks nearly new, really nice weapon, but the nickel finish is something I haven't seen, I am sure it was applied later for some reasons.
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That's my thought too.Looks like hard chrome to me.
I actually heard some gunshow huckster tell someone the nickeled 3 1/2in barreled Colt 1917 revolver he had for sale was ''as-issued'' to WWI aircrews.''that is not a "NAVY waterproof finish"
Yes I'd have to find a good gunsmith to do that... Ceska Zbrojovska Group (CZ75) has a factory not too far from here, have to check that out. They actually just acquired Colt Holding Company.If I magically had one like that, I would have the plating removed and a correct Parkerizing applied. Using figures here, half of $3000 is more than $800.