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Old 06-02-2010, 01:08 AM
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Value of vintage Colt .22 Conversion Unit

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All,

Is it OK to seek opinions as to the value of items here?
(if not admin. please delete)

This is not an item I have for sale, nor am I trolling for a sale.
I just need "data" for something I may be doing in the future.

The item in question would be an early post war (late '40s? early '50s?) Colt .22 Conversion Unit, an example of which is pictured below.



Knowledgeable opinions as to what one of these would run/bring would be much appreciated.

James

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Old 06-04-2010, 01:20 PM
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Still interested in learning something about this item.
So... a bump.
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Old 06-04-2010, 01:46 PM
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James, I see your in Ga. , I think this question might be better asked on www.georgiaguntrader.com since it'd be local to you which would give you a more definite answer due to locality. This kind of questions on here raises eyebrows. You got any cornlicker ??

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Old 06-04-2010, 01:51 PM
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Still interested in learning something about this item.
So... a bump.
Thanks,
James
I was hoping you'd have an answer by now...I can't even adequately date the thing myself...without being able to do that I would not be able to help much.

It is a nice complete kit which by itself would have value. Depending on the age (I was looking at the logos and typeface on the box as well as the construction of the box...I was thinking it may be older than I thought...)

If it is old and rare enough it may have more value as is than on a "project".

My only advice is to get a good appraisal prior to modifying it.

I hope for some expert to weight in soon....
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Old 06-04-2010, 01:53 PM
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These show up regularly on the gun auction sites, and you can check the prices there, for your self. I see them going for $400-$500 depending on vintage, condition, and completeness of the set. Yours looks like early post-war, as it has the Stevens rear sight, but no serial number on top of the slide. The Coltmaster sight was introduced in 1950. Though your kit appears to include the recoil spring guide and plug, and barrel bushing, those parts aren't on the parts list, which would indicate that the box is "correct", even if not necessary original, as those parts were included in prewar kits but not postwar.
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Old 06-04-2010, 03:53 PM
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I bought one not long ago in 98% condition for $400 at my LGS.
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Thanks to everyone for your replies.

I got the information I was seeking
But actually it has all become moot - I was after a nice 1911 that was packaged with this conversion unit, and I was trying to gauge its value to the package.
But the auction closed/reserve not met, and the price had gotten way too rich for me anyway.

But for a while the information WAS relevant and I appreciate everyone's help. Great forum.

James

P.S. Broncoman,

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James, I see your in Ga... You got any cornlicker ??
They always used to say that everyone in north Georgia did one of two things, if not both - race cars or make moonshine.
Nothing's changed.
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Old 06-13-2010, 09:45 AM
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Thanks to everyone for your replies.
I got the information I was seeking
But actually it has all become moot - I was after a nice 1911 that was packaged with this conversion unit, and I was trying to gauge its value to the package.
But the auction closed/reserve not met, and the price had gotten way too rich for me anyway.
But for a while the information WAS relevant and I appreciate everyone's help. Great forum.
James...
Too bad ! Sounds like it would have been a great combo.
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