COLT'S MANUFACTURING COMPANY, LLC FACTORY COMMEMORATIVES & SPECIAL/LIMITED EDITIONS
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During the course of a year, we receive many phone calls and letters on Colt non-factory special editions and limited editions that do not appear in this section. It should be noted that Colt factory commemoratives and special/limited editions are guns that has been manufactured, marketed, and sold through the auspices of the specific trademark (in this case Colt). There have literally been hundreds of non-factory special and limited editions which, although mostly made by Colt (some were subcontracted), were not marketed or retailed by Colt. These guns are NOT factory Colt commemoratives or special/limited editions and for the most part, do not have the desirability factor that the factory commemoratives and special/limited editions have. Your best alternative to find out more information about the multitude of these special/limited editions is to write: COLT ARCHIVE PROPERTIES, LLC, P.O. Box 1868, Hartford, CT, 06144. If anyone could have any information, it will be the factory. Their research fee is $100 per gun, with a premium charge for factory engraving. If they cannot obtain additional information on the variation you request, they will refund $50. Unfortunately, in some cases, a special/limited edition may not be researchable. In situations like this, do not confuse rarity with desirability.
Typically, non-factory special and limited editions are made for distributors. These sub-contracts seem to be mostly made to signify/commemorate an organization, state, special event or occasion, personality, etc. These are typically marketed and sold through a distributor to dealers, or a company/individual to those people who want to purchase them. These non-factory special/limited editions may or may not have a retail price and often times, since demand is regional, values may decrease rapidly in other areas of the country. In some cases, if the distributor/wholesaler who ordered the initial non-factory special/limited edition is known (and still in business), you may be able to find more information by contacting them directly (i.e. Lew Horton, Davidson's, etc.). Overall desirability is the key to determining values on these non-factory special/limited editions.
The word commemorative as it applies to firearms is almost an obsolete term - kind of like calling a flight attendant a stewardess these days. The last factory gun Colt designated a "Colt Commemorative" was manufactured back in the mid-1980s. One of the biggest reasons Colt dropped its commemorative program was because during this time period, it became more advantageous for Colt to sell large domestic distributors special order guns with the features these distributors wanted. This way Colt did not have to inventory, market, and sell these guns through the company. In today's marketplace, Colt is now producing factory special/limited editions which are marketed and sold through the auspices of Colt, so a line in the sand has now been drawn between factory Colt commemoratives and special/limited editions versus non-factory special/limited editions. The word commemorative has never applied to non-factory guns. In this text, recent Colt factory special/limited editions will appear as listings in those sections where their standard models are listed. Older factory special/limited editions will appear in this section.
Because the commemorative consumer is now more in charge (consumers now own most of the guns since distributor/dealer inventories are depleted) than during the 1980s, commemorative firearms are possibly as strong as they have ever been. When the supply side of commemorative economics has to be purchased from knowledgable collectors or savvy dealers and demand stays the same or increases slightly, prices have no choice but to go up. If and when the manufacturers crank up the commemorative production runs again (and it won't be like the good old days), the old marketplace characteristics may reappear. Until then, however, the commemorative marketplace remains steady, with values having become more predictable.
As a reminder on commemoratives, I would like to repeat a few facts, especially for the beginning collector, but applicable to all manufacturers of commemoratives. Commemoratives are current production guns designed as a reproduction of an historically famous gun model, or as a tie-in with historically famous persons or events. They are generally of very excellent quality and often embellished with select woods and finishes such as silver, nickel, or gold plating. Obviously, they are manufactured to be instant collectibles and to be pleasing to the eye. As with firearms in general, not all commemorative models have achieved collector status, although most enjoy an active market. Consecutive-numbered pairs as well as collections based on the same serial number may bring a premium. Remember that handguns usually are in some type of wood presentation case, and that rifles may be cased or in packaging with graphics styled to the particular theme of the collectible. The original factory packaging and papers should always accompany the firearm, as they are necessary to realize full value at the time of sale, and get more important every year.
NIB commemorative firearms should be absolutely new, unfired, and as issued, since any obvious use or wear removes it from collector status and lowers its value significantly. Many owners have allowed their commemoratives to sit in their boxes while encased in plastic wrappers for years without inspecting them for corrosion or oxidation damage. This is risky, especially if stored inside a plastic wrapper for long periods of time, since any accumulated moisture cannot escape. Periodic inspection should be implemented to ensure no damage occurs - this is important, since even light "freckling" created from touching the metal surfaces can reduce values significantly. A mint or unfired gun without its original packaging can lose as much as 50% of its normal value - many used commemoratives get sold as "fancy shooters" with little, if any, premiums being asked.
A final note on commemoratives: One of the characteristics of commemoratives/special editions is that over the years of ownership, most of them stay in the same NIB condition. Thus, if supply always is constant and in one condition, demand has to increase before price appreciation can occur. After 47 years of commemorative/special edition production, many model's performance records can be accurately analyzed and the appreciation (or depreciation) can be compared against other purchases of equal vintage. You be the judge.
1961 GENESEO, ILLINOIS 125TH ANNIVERSARY DERRINGER
ser. no. range, 87150D-87253D.
Grading100%Issue PriceQty. Made
$650$28104
1961 125TH ANNIVERSARY MODEL SAA
ser. no. range, 1AM-7390AM.
Grading100%Issue PriceQty. Made
$1,595$1507,390
1961 CIVIL WAR CENTENNIAL PISTOL .22 SHORT
ser. no. range, 50W-24189W (numbers 1W-49W and 124W-149W were not mfg.).
Grading100%Issue PriceQty. Made
$250$3324,114
1961 KANSAS STATEHOOD CENTENNIAL FRONTIER SCOUT
ser. no. range, 001G-6201G.
Grading100%Issue PriceQty. Made
$595$756,201
1961 PONY EXPRESS CENTENNIAL FRONTIER SCOUT
ser. no. range, 1W-550W, 1E-500E.
Grading100%Issue PriceQty. Made
$595$801,007
1961 SHERIFF'S MODEL
blue and case hardened, 3 in. barrel, "SM" suffix, w/two-piece box.
Grading100%Issue PriceQty. Made
$2,750$130478
1961 SHERIFF'S MODEL NICKEL
nickel, 3 in. barrel, "SM" suffix, w/two-piece box.
Grading100%Issue PriceQty. Made
$8,000$14025
1962 COLUMBUS, OHIO SESQUICENTENNIAL SCOUT
ser. no. range, 001CS-200CS.
Grading100%Issue PriceQty. Made
$650$100200
1962 FORT FINDLAY CASE PAIR
.22 LR and .22 WMR cals., ser. no. range, FF0001-FF0150, one hundred revolvers shipped as singles, forty shipped as cased pairs.
Grading100%Issue PriceQty. Made
$2,750$18520
1962 FORT FINDLAY, OHIO SESQUICENTENNIAL SCOUT
ser. no. range, FF0001-FF0150, 110 revolvers shipped as singles, 40 shipped as cased pairs.
Grading100%Issue PriceQty. Made
$750$90110
1962 FORT MCPHERSON, NEBRASKA CENTENNIAL DERRINGER
ser. no. range, 001McP-300McP.
Grading100%Issue PriceQty. Made
$495$29300
1962 NEW MEXICO GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY SCOUT
ser. no. range, 001NMA-1000NMA.
Grading100%Issue PriceQty. Made
$595$801,000
1962 ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL CENTENNIAL MODEL
ser. no. range, 1RIA-550RIA.
Grading100%Issue PriceQty. Made
$250$39550
1962 WEST VIRGINIA STATEHOOD CENTENNIAL SCOUT
ser. no. range, WV5, WV8, WV9, WV50, and WV100-WV3546, not all shipped.
Grading100%Issue PriceQty. Made
$595$753,452
1963 WEST VIRGINIA STATEHOOD CENTENNIAL SAA .45
ser. no. range, 25WVC-624WVC, not all shipped.
Grading100%Issue PriceQty. Made
$1,595$150600
1963 ARIZONA TERRITORIAL CENTENNIAL SCOUT
ser. no. range, AT001-AT5355.
Grading100%Issue PriceQty. Made
$595$755,355
1963 ARIZONA TERRITORIAL CENTENNIAL SAA .45
ser. no. range, 100AT-129AT, and 24AC-1273AC.
Grading100%Issue PriceQty. Made
$1,595$1501,280
1963 BATTLE OF GETTYSBURG CENTENNIAL SCOUT
ser. no. range, 0001GC-1019GC.
Grading100%Issue PriceQty. Made
$595$901,019
1963 CAROLINA CHARTER TERCENTENARY SCOUT
ser. no. range, 001CT-300CT.
Grading100%Issue PriceQty. Made
$595$75300
1963 CAROLINA CHARTER TERCENTENARY 22/45 COMBO
ser. no. range, Scout: 301CT-550CT and SAA: 301CCT-550CCT.
Grading100%Issue PriceQty. Made
$2,195$240251
1963 FORT STEPHENSON, OHIO SESQUICENTENNIAL SCOUT
ser. no. range, 001FS-200FS, records indicate 150 cased singles and 25 cased doubles.
Grading100%Issue PriceQty. Made
$650$75200
1963 GEN. JOHN HUNT MORGAN INDIANA RAID SCOUT
ser. no. range, 1JHM-100JHM.
Grading100%Issue PriceQty. Made
$750$75100
1963 H. COOK "1 OF 100" 22/45 COMBO
ser. no. range, Scout: 001HCK-100HCK and SAA: 001HC-100HC.
Grading100%Issue PriceQty. Made
$2,500$275100
1963 IDAHO TERRITORIAL CENTENNIAL SCOUT
ser. no. range, 0001TC-0902TC.
Grading100%Issue PriceQty. Made
$595$75902
1964 CALIFORNIA GOLD RUSH SCOUT
ser. no. range, 0001GR-0500GR.
Grading100%Issue PriceQty. Made
$595$80500
1964 CHAMIZAL TREATY SCOUT
ser. no. range, 0001CS-0500CS, 350 singles and 50 cased pairs.
Grading100%Issue PriceQty. Made
$595$85450
1964 CHAMIZAL TREATY SAA .45
ser. no. range, 0001CP-0100CP, 50 singles and 1 cased pair.
Grading100%Issue PriceQty. Made
$1,795$17050
1964 CHAMIZAL TREATY 22/45 COMBO
ser. no. range, Scout: 0001CS-0500CS and SAA: 0001CP-0100CP.
Grading100%Issue PriceQty. Made
$2,395$28050
1964 CHERRY'S SPORTING GOODS 35TH ANNIVERSARY 22/45 COMBO
ser. no. range, Scout: REC1-REC100 and SAA: EPC1-EPC100.
Grading100%Issue PriceQty. Made
$2,500$275100
1964 COL. SAM COLT SESQUI. PRESENTATION SAA .45
ser. no. range, 0001SC-5000SC.
Grading100%Issue PriceQty. Made
$1,595$2254,750
1964 COL. SAM COLT SESQUI. DELUXE PRES. SAA .45
ser. no. range, 2000SC-2200SC.
Grading100%Issue PriceQty. Made
$3,500$500200
1964 COL. SAM COLT SESQUI. SPEC. DELUXE PRES. SAA .45
ser. no. range, 0001SC-5000SC, only numbers ending with 00 or 000.
Grading100%Issue PriceQty. Made
$5,500$1,00050
1964 GENERAL HOOD CENTENNIAL SCOUT
ser. no. range, 0001GH-1503GH.
Grading100%Issue PriceQty. Made
$595$751,503
1964 MONTANA TERRITORIAL CENTENNIAL SCOUT
ser. no. range, 0001MF-2300MF.
Grading100%Issue PriceQty. Made
$595$752,300
1964 MONTANA TERRITORIAL CENTENNIAL SAA .45
ser. no. range, 0001MA-0850MA.
Grading100%Issue PriceQty. Made
$1,650$150851
Approx. 100-200 sets (including the Scout) were sold with matching ser. numbers.
1964 NEVADA STATEHOOD CENTENNIAL SCOUT
ser. no. range, 0001NS-1752NS, 1846NS, 1964NS, and 2001NS-4996NS.
Grading100%Issue PriceQty. Made
$595$753,984
1964 NEVADA STATEHOOD CENTENNIAL SAA .45
ser. no. range, 0001NC-1752NC, 1864NC, 1964NC, and 2001NC-2700NC.
Grading100%Issue PriceQty. Made
$1,595$1501,688
1964 NEVADA STATEHOOD CENTENNIAL 22/45 COMBO
ser. no. range, Scout: 0001NS-1752NS, 1846NS, 1964NS, and 2001NS-4996NS, SAA: 0001NC-1752NC, 1864NC, 1964NC, and 2001NC-2700NC.
Grading100%Issue PriceQty. Made
$2,195$240189
1964 NEVADA ST. CENT. 22/45 COMBO W/EXTRA ENGR. CYLS.
ser. no. range, Scout 0001NS-1752NS, 1846NS, 1964NS, and 2001NS-4996NS, SAA 0001NC-1752NC, 1864NC, 1964NC, and 2001NC-2700NC, records do not indicate how revolvers were cased.
Grading100%Issue PriceQty. Made
$2,395$350577
1964 NEVADA "BATTLE BORN" SCOUT
ser. no. range, 001BB-1001BB.
Grading100%Issue PriceQty. Made
$595$85981
1964 NEVADA "BATTLE BORN" SAA .45
ser. no. range, 001NB-100NB, .45 cal., cased singles and cased pairs shipped.
Grading100%Issue PriceQty. Made
$1,895$17580
1964 NEVADA "BATTLE BORN" 22/45 COMBO
ser. no. range, Scout: 001BB-100BB and S.A.A.: 001NB-100NB.
Grading100%Issue PriceQty. Made
$2,595$26520
1964 NEW JERSEY TERCENTENARY SCOUT
ser. no. range, 0001NJ-1001NJ.
Grading100%Issue PriceQty. Made
$595$751,001
1964 NEW JERSEY TERCENTENARY SAA .45
ser. no. range, 0001JT-0250JT.
Grading100%Issue PriceQty. Made
$1,595$150250
1964 PONY EXPRESS PRESENTATION SAA .45
ser. no. range, 1W-500W and 1E-500E also 0E, 00E, 0W, 00W, X1-W, X1-E, and CAL-1.
Grading100%Issue PriceQty. Made
$1,750$2501,004
100% value assumes all accessory items included.
1964 ST. LOUIS BICENTENNIAL SCOUT
ser. no. range, 0251SL-1051SL.
Grading100%Issue PriceQty. Made
$595$75802
1964 ST. LOUIS BICENTENNIAL SAA .45
ser. no. range, 0251SB-0450SB.
Grading100%Issue PriceQty. Made
$1,595$150200
1964 ST. LOUIS BICENTENNIAL 22/45 COMBO
ser. no. range, Scout: 0001SL-0250SL and SAA: 0001SB-0250SB.
Grading100%Issue PriceQty. Made
$2,195$240250
1964 WYATT EARP BUNTLINE SAA .45
ser. no. range, 0001WE-0150WE.
Grading100%Issue PriceQty. Made
$2,995$250150
1964 WYOMING DIAMOND JUBILEE SCOUT
ser. no. range, 001DJ-2357DJ.
Grading100%Issue PriceQty. Made
$595$752,357
1965 APPOMATTOX CENTENNIAL SCOUT
ser. no. range, 1000AK-2000AK.
Grading100%Issue PriceQty. Made
$595$751,001
1965 APPOMATTOX CENTENNIAL SAA .45
ser. no. range, 1000AP-1249AP.
Grading100%Issue PriceQty. Made
$1,595$150250
1965 APPOMATTOX CENTENNIAL 22/45 COMBO
ser. no. range, Scout: 0001AK-0250AK and SAA: 0001AP-0250AP.
Grading100%Issue PriceQty. Made
$2,195$240250
1965 FORTY-NINER MINER SCOUT
ser. no. range, 0001FN-0500FN.
Grading100%Issue PriceQty. Made
$595$85500
1965 GENERAL MEADE CAMPAIGN SCOUT
ser. no. range, 1GM-1197GM.
Grading100%Issue PriceQty. Made
$595$751,197
1965 JOAQUIN MURIETTA 22/45 COMBO
ser. no. range, Scout: 001JMK-100JMK and SAA: 001JMP-100JMP.
Grading100%Issue PriceQty. Made
$2,500$350100
1965 OREGON TRAIL SCOUT
ser. no. range, 0001OT-1995OT.
Grading100%Issue PriceQty. Made
$595$751,995
1965 OLD FT. DES MOINES RECONSTRUCTION SCOUT
ser. no. range, 0101DM-0800DM.
Grading100%Issue PriceQty. Made
$595$90700
1965 OLD FT. DES MOINES RECONSTRUCTION SAA .45
ser. no. range, 0101FD-0200FD.
Grading100%Issue PriceQty. Made
$1,595$170100
1965 OLD FT. DES MOINES RECONSTRUCTION 22/45 COMBO
ser. no. range, Scout: 0001DM-0100DM and SAA: 0001FD-0100FD.
Grading100%Issue PriceQty. Made
$2,195$290100
1965 ST. AUGUSTINE QUADRACENTENNIAL SCOUT
ser. no. range, 1AQ-500AQ.
Grading100%Issue PriceQty. Made
$650$85500
1965 KANSAS COWTOWN SERIES
Wichita Scout, ser. no. range, 1KW-500KW.
Grading100%Issue PriceQty. Made
$595$85500
1966 ABERCROMBIE & FITCH "TRAILBLAZER" CHICAGO
Chicago, ser. no. range, 201AF-300AF.
Grading100%Issue PriceQty. Made
$1,395$275100
1966 ABERCROMBIE & FITCH "TRAILBLAZER" NEW YORK
New York, ser. no. range, 001AF-200AF.
Grading100%Issue PriceQty. Made
$1,395$275200
1966 ABERCROMBIE & FITCH "TRAILBLAZER" SAN FRANCISCO
San Francisco, ser. no. range, 301AF-400AF.
Grading100%Issue PriceQty. Made
$1,395$275100
1966 CALIFORNIA GOLD RUSH SAA .45
ser. no. range, 0001GP-0500GP, not all shipped.
Grading100%Issue PriceQty. Made
$1,595$175130
1966 COLORADO GOLD RUSH SCOUT
ser. no. range, 0CG-1350CG.
Grading100%Issue PriceQty. Made
$650$851,350
1966 DAKOTA TERRITORY SCOUT
ser. no. range, 1DT-1000DT.
Grading100%Issue PriceQty. Made
$595$851,000
1966 GENERAL MEADE SAA .45
ser. no. range, 0001MC-0200MC.
Grading100%Issue PriceQty. Made
$1,595$165200
1966 INDIANA SESQUICENTENNIAL SCOUT
ser. no. range, 1IS-1745IS.
Grading100%Issue PriceQty. Made
$595$851,500
1966 KANSAS COWTOWN SERIES ABILENE
Abilene Scout, ser. no. range, 1KA-500KA.
Grading100%Issue PriceQty. Made
$595$95500
1966 KANSAS COWTOWN SERIES
Dodge City Scout, ser. no. range, 1KD-500KD.
Grading100%Issue PriceQty. Made
$595$85500
1966 OKLAHOMA DIAMOND JUBILEE
ser. no. range, 1OK-1343OK.
Grading100%Issue PriceQty. Made
$595$851,343
1966 PONY EXPRESS .45 SAA 4-SQUARE SET (4 GUNS)
ser. no. range with backstrap marking, PE001E-PE250E "SACRAMENTO TO FRIDAY'S STATION", PE251E-PE500E "SALT LAKE CITY TO FORT LARAMIE", PE001W-PE250W "ST. JOSEPH TO MARYSVILLE"' PE251W-PE500W "FORT KEARNEY TO JULESBURG".
Grading100%Issue PriceQty. Made
$7,500$1,400unknown
1967 ALAMO SCOUT
ser. no. range, cased single 1051A22-4500A22 and cased pairs 251A22-1050A22.
Grading100%Issue PriceQty. Made
$595$854,250
1967 ALAMO SAA .45
ser. no. range, 251A45-1000A45, 450 singles and 300 cased pairs.
Grading100%Issue PriceQty. Made
$1,595$165750
1967 ALAMO 22/45 COMBO
ser. no. range, 1A22-250A22 and 1A45-250A45.
Grading100%Issue PriceQty. Made
$2,095$265250
1967 KANSAS COWTOWN SERIES
Coffeyville Scout, ser. no. range, 1KC-500KC.
Grading100%Issue PriceQty. Made
$595$95500
1967 KANSAS TRAIL SERIES
Chisolm Trail Scout, ser. no. range, 1CH-500CH.
Grading100%Issue PriceQty. Made
$595$100500
1967 LAWMAN SERIES SAA
Bat Masterson SAA .45, ser. no. range, 1LMP-500LMP.
Grading100%Issue PriceQty. Made
$1,795$180500
1967 LAWMAN SERIES SCOUT
Bat Masterson Scout, ser. no. range, 1LM-3000LM.
Grading100%Issue PriceQty. Made
$695$903,000
1967 WWI SERIES
.45 ACP cal., Chateau Thierry, ser. no. range, 101CT-7500CT.
Grading100%Issue PriceQty. Made
$995$2007,400
1967 WWI SERIES DELUXE
Chateau Thierry Deluxe, ser. no. range, 26CT-100CT.
Grading100%Issue PriceQty. Made
$1,995$50075
1967 WWI SERIES SPECIAL DELUXE
Chateau Thierry Spec. Deluxe, ser. no. range, 1CT-25CT.
Grading100%Issue PriceQty. Made
$3,000$1,00025
1968 GEN. NATHAN BEDFORD FORREST SCOUT
ser. no. range, 1NBF-3000NBF.
Grading100%Issue PriceQty. Made
$595$1103,000
1968 KANSAS TRAIL SERIES PAWNEE TRAIL
Pawnee Trail Scout, ser. no. range, 1PT-500PT.
Grading100%Issue PriceQty. Made
$595$110501
1968 KANSAS TRAIL SERIES SANTA FE TRAIL
Santa Fe Trail Scout, ser. no. range, 1SF-500SF.
Grading100%Issue PriceQty. Made
$595$120501
1968 LAWMAN SERIES SAA
Pat Garrett .45 SAA, ser. no. range, 1PGP-500PGP.
Grading100%Issue PriceQty. Made
$1,695$220500
1968 LAWMAN SERIES SCOUT
Pat Garrett Scout, ser. no. range, 1PG-3000PG.
Grading100%Issue PriceQty. Made
$695$1103,000
1968 NEBRASKA CENTENNIAL SCOUT
ser. no. range, 1NEB-7000NEB.
Grading100%Issue PriceQty. Made
$595$1007,001
1968 WWI SERIES
.45 ACP cal., Belleau Wood, ser. no. range, 1BW-100BW and 201BW-7500BW.
Grading100%Issue PriceQty. Made
$995$2007,400
1968 WWI SERIES DELUXE
Belleau Wood Deluxe, ser. no. range, 126BW-200BW.
Grading100%Issue PriceQty. Made
$1,995$50075
1968 WWI SERIES SPECIAL DELUXE
Belleau Wood Special Deluxe, ser. no. range, 101BW-125BW.
Grading100%Issue PriceQty. Made
$3,000$1,00025
1968 WWI SERIES BATTLE OF THE MARNE
.45 ACP cal., 2nd Battle of the Marne, 1M2-200M2 and 301M2-7500M2.
Grading100%Issue PriceQty. Made
$995$2207,400
1968 WWI SERIES BATTLE OF THE MARNE DELUXE
2nd Battle of the Marne Deluxe, ser. no. range, 226M2-300M2.
Grading100%Issue PriceQty. Made
$1,995$50075
1969 ALABAMA SESQUICENTENNIAL SCOUT
ser. no. range, 1AS-3098AS, not all shipped.
Grading100%Issue PriceQty. Made
$595$1103,001
1969 ALABAMA SESQUICENTENNIAL .45 SAA
ser. no. ALA1P.
Grading100%Issue PriceQty. Made
$17,500unknown1
1969 ARKANSAS TERRITORIAL SESQUICENTENNIAL SCOUT
ser. no. range, 1ARK-3500ARK.
Grading100%Issue PriceQty. Made
$595$1103,500
1969 CALIFORNIA BICENTENNIAL SCOUT
ser. no. range, 1CBI-5000CBI.
Grading100%Issue PriceQty. Made
$595$1355,000
1969 GOLDEN SPIKE SCOUT
ser. no. range, 1GS-11000GS.
Grading100%Issue PriceQty. Made
$650$13511,000
1969 KANSAS TRAIL SERIES
Shawnee Trail Scout, ser. no. range, 1ST-500ST.
Grading100%Issue PriceQty. Made
$595$120501
1969 LAWMAN SERIES SAA
.45 SAA Wild Bill Hickok, ser. no. range, 1WBH-500WBH.
Grading100%Issue PriceQty. Made
$1,695$220500
1969 LAWMAN SERIES SCOUT
Wild Bill Hickok Scout, ser. no. range, 1WB-3000WB.
Grading100%Issue PriceQty. Made
$695$1173,000
1969 WWI SERIES BATTLE OF THE MARNE DELUXE
2nd Battle of the Marne Spec. Deluxe, ser. no. range, 201M2-225M2.
Grading100%Issue PriceQty. Made
$3,000$1,00025
1969 WWI SERIES MEUSE-ARGONNE
.45 ACP cal., Meuse-Argonne, ser. no. range, 1MA-300MA and 401MA-7500MA.
Grading100%Issue PriceQty. Made
$995$2207,400
1969 WWI SERIES MEUSE-ARGONNE DELUXE
Meuse-Argonne Deluxe, ser. no. range, 326MA-400MA.
Grading100%Issue PriceQty. Made
$1,995$50075
1969 WWI SERIES MEUSE-ARGONNE SPECIAL DELUXE
Meuse-Argonne Spec. Deluxe, ser. no. range, 301MA-325MA.
Grading100%Issue PriceQty. Made
$3,000$1,00025
1970 KANSAS FORT HAYS
Ft. Hays Scout, ser. no. range, 1FH-500FH.
Grading100%Issue PriceQty. Made
$595$130500
1970 KANSAS FORT LARNED
Ft. Larned Scout, ser. no. range, 1FL-500FL.
Grading100%Issue PriceQty. Made
$595$120500
1970 KANSAS FORT RILEY
Ft. Riley Scout, ser. no. range, 1FR-500FR.
Grading100%Issue PriceQty. Made
$595$130500
1970 LAWMAN SERIES SAA
Wyatt Earp .45 SAA, ser. no. range, 1WYE-500WYE.
Grading100%Issue PriceQty. Made
$2,995$395500
1970 LAWMAN SERIES SCOUT
Wyatt Earp Scout, ser. no. range, 1LWE-3000LWE.
Grading100%Issue PriceQty. Made
$795$1253,000
1970 MAINE SESQUICENTENNIAL SCOUT
ser. no. range, 1MES-3000MES.
Grading100%Issue PriceQty. Made
$595$1203,000
1970 MISSOURI SESQUICENTENNIAL SCOUT
ser. no. range, 1MOS-3000MOS.
Grading100%Issue PriceQty. Made
$595$1253,000
1970 MISSOURI SESQUICENTENNIAL .45 SAA
ser. no. range, P1MOS-P900MOS.
Grading100%Issue PriceQty. Made
$1,595$220900
1970 TEXAS RANGER SAA .45
ser. no. range, N/A.
Grading100%Issue PriceQty. Made
$2,250$6501,000
1970 TEXAS RANGER GRADE I (95% ENGRAVING COVERAGE)
ser. no. range, N/A.
Grading100%Issue PriceQty. Made
$6,000N/A90
1970 TEXAS RANGER GRADE II (75% ENGRAVING COVERAGE)
ser. no. range, N/A.
Grading100%Issue PriceQty. Made
$5,500$2,25080
1970 TEXAS RANGER GRADE III (50% ENGRAVING COVERAGE)
ser. no. range, N/A.
Grading100%Issue PriceQty. Made
$5,000$2,95090
1970 WWII SERIES EUROPEAN THEATRE
European Theatre, ser. no. range, 0001ETO-9959ETO, not all shipped.
Grading100%Issue PriceQty. Made
$995$25011,500
1970 WWII SERIES PACIFIC THEATRE
Pacific Theatre, ser. no. range, 0001PTO-9960PTO, not all shipped.
Grading100%Issue PriceQty. Made
$995$25011,500
Note: A complete set of the WWI and WWII Series standard grade models (6 guns) with matching serial numbers in NIB condition is currently selling in the $4,750-$5,500 range.
1971 KANSAS SERIES
Ft. Scott Scout, ser. no. range, 1FSC-500FSC.
Grading100%Issue PriceQty. Made
$595$130500
1971 NRA CENTENNIAL GOLD CUP .45 ACP
ser. no. range, 1NRA-2500NRA, not all shipped.
Grading100%Issue PriceQty. Made
$1,295$2502,500
1971 NRA CENTENNIAL .45 SAA
ser. no. range, NRA1-NRA7000, not all shipped.
Grading100%Issue PriceQty. Made
$1,595$2505,000
1971 NRA CENTENNIAL .357 SAA
ser. no. range, NRA1-NRA7000, not all shipped.
Grading100%Issue PriceQty. Made
$1,495$2505,000
1971 1851 NAVY LEE-GRANT
Lee-Grant Set, ser. no. range, 1LGP-250LGP.
Grading100%Issue PriceQty. Made
$1,595$500250
1971 1851 NAVY U.S. GRANT
U.S. Grant, ser. no. range, 251USG-4398USG, not all shipped.
Grading100%Issue PriceQty. Made
$795$2504,750
1971 1851 NAVY ROBERT E. LEE
Robert E. Lee, ser. no. range, 251REL-4900REL.
Grading100%Issue PriceQty. Made
$795$2504,750
1972 ARIZONA RANGER SCOUT
ser. no. range, 1AR-3000AR.
Grading100%Issue PriceQty. Made
$595$1353,001
1972 FLORIDA TERRITORY SESQUICENTENNIAL SCOUT
ser. no. range, 1FLA-2000FLA.
Grading100%Issue PriceQty. Made
$595$1252,001
1975 PEACEMAKER CENTENNIAL .45
ser. no. range, PC501-PC2000.
Grading100%Issue PriceQty. Made
$1,795$3001,500
1975 PEACEMAKER CENTENNIAL 44.40
ser. no. range, 501PC-2000PC.
Grading100%Issue PriceQty. Made
$1,795$3001,500
1975 PEACEMAKER CENT. CASED PAIR
ser. no. range, .44-40 cal.: 1MPC-500MPC and .45 cal.: MPC1-MPC500.
Grading100%Issue PriceQty. Made
$3,250$625500
USS TEXAS BATTLESHIP SPECIAL EDITION (1975)
.45 ACP cal., Model 1911A1 with special embellishments, nickel finish, this model is not a factory commemorative, ser. no. range N/A.
Grading100%Issue PriceQty. Made
$1,150unknown500
USS ARIZONA BATTLESHIP SPECIAL EDITION (1975)
.45 ACP cal., Model 1911A1 with special embellishments, nickel finish, this model is not a factory commemorative, ser. no. range N/A.
Grading100%Issue PriceQty. Made
$1,150unknown500
1976 U.S. BICENTENNIAL SET
ser. no. range, SAA .45: 0001PM-1776PM, Python .357 Mag.: 0001PY-1776PY, and black powder Dragoon: 0001DG-1776DG, in walnut display case with drawers.
Grading100%Issue PriceQty. Made
$2,995$1,6951,776
1976 BICENTENNIAL SAA FREEDOM COLTS
consisted of A, B, and C sets, set As were engraved, Bs had gold work and accessories, Cs were similar to Bs, but had shoulder stock. Set A prices averaged $1,500-$3,000 in 1976, set B prices varied between $3,500-$20,000, and set C prices started at $5,000. Total mfg. was 4 set As, 6 set Bs, and 1 set C. These sets in today's marketplace are too rare to accurately evaluate and pricing is literally "what the market will bear."
These guns were all engraved by Dwain Wright located in Applegate, OR.
1977 2ND AMENDMENT .22
ser. no. range, G0001RB-G3020RB.
Grading100%Issue PriceQty. Made
$595$1953,020
1977 U.S. CAVALRY 200TH ANNIVERSARY SET
ser. no. range, US0001-US3020 and 0001US-3020US, not all shipped.
Grading100%Issue PriceQty. Made
$1,450$9953,000
1978 STATEHOOD 3RD MODEL DRAGOON
ser. no. range, N/A.
Grading100%Issue PriceQty. Made
$7,500$12,50052
1979 NED BUNTLINE .45 SAA
ser. no. range, NB0001-NB3000.
Grading100%Issue PriceQty. Made
$1,295$8953,000
OHIO PRESIDENT'S SPECIAL EDITION (1979)
.45 ACP cal., Model 1911A1 with special Ohio embellishments, this is not a factory commemorative, ser. no. range N/A.
Grading100%Issue PriceQty. Made
$1,150unknown250
1979 TOMBSTONE CENTENNIAL .45 SAA
.45 LC cal., 7 1/2 in. barrel, nickel finish, two-piece walnut stocks, P-1876 Model, etched with scroll engraving and Western scenes. 300 mfg. (200 singles and 50 pairs), ser. no. range N/A.
Grading100%Issue PriceQty. Made
$1,495$995300
This model was not sold retail through the auspices of Colt.
1980 DRUG ENFORCEMENT AGENCY (DEA) .45 AUTO
ser. no. range N/A.
Grading100%Issue PriceQty. Made
$1,150$550910
This model was not sold at retail through the auspices of Colt.
1980 OLYMPICS ACE MODEL SPECIAL EDITION
ser. no. range N/A.
Grading100%Issue PriceQty. Made
$1,250$1,000200
This model was not sold at retail through the auspices of Colt.
1980 HERITAGE-WALKER .44 PERCUSSION
ser. no. range, 0001 C CO-1850 C CO.
Grading100%Issue PriceQty. Made
$950$1,4751,847
1981 "JOHN M. BROWNING" .45 ACP SEMI-AUTO
ser. no. range, CJMBC0001-CJMBC3000.
Grading100%Issue PriceQty. Made
$995$1,1003,000
1980-81 .45 ACP GOVT. SIGNATURE SERIES
.45 ACP cal., blue finished Govt. with gold auroplated or nickel finish. 250 mfg. in both finishes, ser. no. range N/A.
Grading100%Issue PriceQty. Made
$1,150$833250
Add $50 for blue finish.
1980-81 ACE SIGNATURE SERIES
.22 LR cal., featured Cocobolo grips with medallions, blue finish with photo engraving, cased. 1,000 mfg., ser. no. range N/A.
Grading100%Issue PriceQty. Made
$1,250$9551,000
1981 BUFFALO BILL SPECIAL EDITION
.44-40 WCF cal., 7 1/2 in. barrel, gold and silver plating, Class C engraved, scrimshaw ivory grips featuring Buffalo Bill and his TE Wyoming Ranch brand, leather cased, 250 mfg. serialized 1BB-250BB.
Grading100%Issue PriceQty. Made
$4,975$3,750250
This model was a special edition (not commemorative), which was made specifically for the Buffalo Bill Historical Center.
1982 JOHN WAYNE SAA STANDARD
ser. no. range, CJWC0001-CJWC3100.
Grading100%Issue PriceQty. Made
$2,250$2,9953,100
While advertising literature indicated 3,100 were mfg., 3,041 were sold.
1982 JOHN WAYNE SAA DELUXE
ser. no. range, JWD001-JWD500.
Grading100%Issue PriceQty. Made
$8,000$10,000500
While advertising literature indicated 500 were mfg., only 90 were sold.
1982 JOHN WAYNE SAA PRESENTATION
ser. no. range, JWP001-JWP100.
Grading100%Issue PriceQty. Made
$13,500$20,000100
While advertising literature indicated 100 were mfg., only 47 were sold.
1983 BUFFALO BILL WILD WEST SHOW CENTENNIAL SAA .45
ser. no. range, CBC0001-CBBC1236, not all shipped.
Grading100%Issue PriceQty. Made
$1,695$1,350500
1983 CCA LIMITED EDITION SAA
.44-40 WCF cal., 4 3/4 in. barrel, nickel finish, fleur-de-lis checkered walnut grips, two line barrel address and Colt Frontier Six Shooter roll marking. 250 mfg. in 1983 to commemorate Colt Collector's Assn., ser. no. range N/A.
Grading100%Issue PriceQty. Made
$1,595$825250
This model was not sold at retail through the auspices of Colt.
1983 "ARMORY MODEL" SAA .45 ACP
this model had limited production, and should not be considered a commemorative. So-called because it was shipped with extra .45 LC cylinder and the "Colt Armory Edition" book by E. Grant. 250 mfg. with nickel finish, 250 mfg. with blue finish, presentation cased, smooth ivory grips, ser. no. range N/A.
Grading100%Issue PriceQty. Made
$2,250$1,125500
20 Armory Models were available with class A engraving - $2,750, B engraving - $3,250, C engraving - $3,750, D engraving - $4,250.
1983 PYTHON SILVER SNAKE SPECIAL EDITION
.357 Mag. cal., 6 in. barrel, stainless steel with black chrome finish, Pachmayr grips with custom shop pewter medallions, etched engraving, includes custom gun pouch, ser. no. range N/A.
Grading100%Issue PriceQty. Made
$2,250$1,150250
1984 1ST EDITION GOVT. MODEL .380 ACP
ser. no. range, RC00000-RC01000.
Grading100%Issue PriceQty. Made
$850$4251,000
1984 JOHN WAYNE "DUKE" FRONTIER .22
ser. no. range N/A.
Grading100%Issue PriceQty. Made
$895$4755,000
1984 COLT/WINCHESTER SET
1 ea. of the Model 1894 Winchester carbine and Colt Peacemaker, serial numbered 1WC-4440WC, .44-40 WCF cal., elaborate gold etching, cased. Pistol became available for sale individually in 1986 - see individual listing below for values.
Grading100%Issue PriceQty. Made
$3,000$3,9952,300
Approx. 2,300 sets were actually put together in this combination. Some sets were split up with individual prices being discounted.
1984 COLT SAA ONLY FROM SET
.44-40 WCF cal., 7 1/2 in. barrel, gold etching, this commemorative was originally made as part of the 1984 Winchester/Colt rifle-pistol set, but was later able to be purchased individually. Originally mfg. 1984, ser. no. range N/A.
Grading100%Issue PriceQty. Made
$1,295N/A4,000
1984 USA EDITION SAA
.44-40 WCF cal., 7 1/2 in. barrel, old style black powder frame, bullseye ejector rod head, 3 line patent date, high polished blue with gold line engraving. 100 guns total mfg. - 1 for each state and its capitol, ser. no. range N/A.
Grading100%Issue PriceQty. Made
$3,250$4,995100
1984 KIT CARSON .22 NEW FRONTIER
6 in. barrel, color case hardened frame, gold artwork, serial numbered KCC0001-KCC1000, cased.
Grading100%Issue PriceQty. Made
$595$5501,000
1984 SECOND EDITION GOVT. MODEL .380 ACP
serial numbered 00000RC- 01000RC.
Grading100%Issue PriceQty. Made
$850$5251,000
1984 OFFICER'S COMMENCEMENT ISSUE
Officer's ACP with Marine Corps emblem, rosewood grips, silver plated oak leaf scroll, cased, ser. no. range N/A.
Grading100%Issue PriceQty. Made
$995$7001,000
This model was not sold retail through the auspices of Colt.
1984 THEODORE ROOSEVELT COMMEMORATIVE SAA
.44-40 WCF cal., 7 1/2 in. barrel, black powder frame, case colored receiver, factory "B" hand engraving, ivory stocks, cased, ser. no. range, TRC001-TRC500.
Grading100%Issue PriceQty. Made
$2,250$1,695500
1984 NORTH AMERICAN OILMEN SAA BUNTLINE
.45 LC cal., 12 in. barrel, non-fluted cylinder, elaborate gold etching, ebony grips with ivory inlays, stand-up glass case, ser. nos. 1-100 mfg. for Canada, 101-200 for the U.S.
Grading100%Issue PriceQty. Made
$3,250$3,900200
This model was not sold retail through the auspices of Colt.
1985 TEXAS 150th SESQUICENTENNIAL SAA
.45 cal., Sheriff's model, 4 3/4 in. barrel, mirror bright blue, gold etching, 24Kt. gold plated backstrap and trigger guard, smooth ivory grips, French fit oak presentation case. Mfg. 1985 only.
   1985 Texas 150th Sesquicentennial SAA Standard Model
1,000 mfg., ser. no. range TX0001-TX1000.
Grading100%Issue PriceQty. Made
$1,595$1,8361,000
   1985 Texas 150th Sesquicentennial SAA Premier Model
elaborate engraving, 75 mfg., ser. no. range TEXAS0001-TEXAS0096, not all shipped.
Grading100%Issue PriceQty. Made
$5,000$7,99575
1986 150th ANNIVERSARY SAA
.45 LC cal., 10 in. barrel, 50% coverage engraving, royal blue finish, Goncalo Alves smooth grips, 150th anniversary logo in stocks, cherrywood case. 490 mfg. 1986 only, ser. no. range AM0001-AM1000, not all shipped.
Grading100%Issue PriceQty. Made
$1,995$1,595490
1986 150th ANNIVERSARY ENGRAVING SAMPLER SAA
various cals. and barrel lengths, 4 different engraving styles featuring Nimschke, Helfricht, Henshaw, and Contemporary (these names are scrimshawed on the ivory grips), approx. 75% coverage signed by the engraver, available in either blue or nickel finish, no special serialization. Mfg. 1986.
Grading100%Issue PriceQty. Made
$3,500$1,613unknown
1986 150th ANNIVERSARY ENGRAVING SAMPLER .45 M1911A1
.45 ACP cal., 4 different engraving styles on metal surfaces, 75% coverage, ivory grips, signed by the engraver, available with either blue or nickel finish. New 1986, ser. no. range N/A.
Grading100%Issue PriceQty. Made
$2,350$1,155unknown
Add $60 for nickel.
1986 MUSTANG FIRST EDITION
.380 ACP cal., 1,000 manufactured serialized MU00001-MU01000 (the first thousand of production), rosewood stocks, walnut presentation case. Mfg. 1986 only.
Grading100%Issue PriceQty. Made
$850$4751,000
OFFICER'S ACP HEIRLOOM EDITION
.45 ACP cal., personalized with individual's choice for serial number (ie. John Smith 1), mirror brite bluing, jeweled barrel, hammer, and trigger, ivory grips, with historical letter and mahogany case. New 1986, ser. no. range N/A.
Grading100%Issue PriceQty. Made
$1,550$1,643open
1986 DOUBLE DIAMOND SET
Python Ultimate .357 Mag. revolver and Officer's Model .45 ACP, both guns in stainless steel, smooth rosewood grips, presentation cased. 1,000 sets mfg. 1986 only, serial numbered 1-1,000 (matched).
Grading100%Issue PriceQty. Made
$5,995$1,5751,000
DELTA MATCH H-BAR RIFLE
AR-15 A2 H-Bar rifle selectively chosen and equipped with 3-9x variable power rubber armored scope, leather sling, shoulder stock cheekpiece, cased. Mfg. 1987, ser. no. range N/A.
Grading100%Issue PriceQty. Made
$1,500$1,425open
12TH MAN-'SPIRIT OF AGGIELAND'
.45 ACP cal., mfg. to commemorate Texas A&M University, serial numbered TAM001-TAM999, 24Kt gold plating including wreaths on left frame and inscription on right, cherrywood glass top presentation case, includes personalized class graduation inscription. Available 1987 only.
Grading100%Issue PriceQty. Made
$1,150$950999
This model was not sold retail through the auspices of Colt.
COMBAT ELITE CUSTOM EDITION
.45 ACP cal., with ambidextrous thumb safety, wide grip safety, hand tuned action, and carrying case, ser. numbered CG00001-CG00500. Mfg. 1987.
Grading100%Issue PriceQty. Made
$1,150$900500
1987 SHERIFF'S EDITION
set of 5 SAA Sheriff's configuration revolvers in .45 LC cal., barrel lengths include 2, 2 1/2, 3, 4, and 5 1/2 in., royal blue finish, smooth rosewood grips with medallions, supplied with glass top case which displays the revolvers in a circle around a brass sheriff's badge. Serialization has 3 numeral prefix (which is the same in each set), followed by the letters "SE", followed by 1 or 2 numerals (indicating barrel length) - i.e. serial number 002SE25 indicates the second set built, Sheriff's Edition (SE), and a barrel length of 2 1/2 inches.
Grading100%Issue PriceQty. Made
$6,000$7,500200 sets
1989 SNAKE EYES LIMITED EDITION
includes two Python revolvers (2 1/2 in. barrels), one finished in brite stainless steel and the other in Royal Blue finish, grips are ivory-like with scrimshaw "snake eyes" dice on left side and royal flush poker hand on right, includes chips and playing cards, 500 sets only of consecutive serial numbers. New 1989, ser. no. range N/A.
Grading100%Issue PriceQty. Made
$10,000$3,500500
1990 SAA HEIRLOOM II EDITION
.45 LC cal., 7 1/2 in. barrel, color case hardened frame and hammer, balance of metal finished in Colt Royal Blue, one-piece American Walnut grips with cartouche on lower left side, personalized inscription on backstrap, walnut cased. Available 1990 only, ser. no. range N/A.
Grading100%Issue PriceQty. Made
$1,595$1,600open
1990 JOE FOSS LIMITED EDITION .45 ACP GOVT. MODEL
.45 ACP cal., first limited edition in Colt's All American Hero Series, commemorates Joe Foss, famous American WWII Marine Fighter Pilot, gold etched scenes on slide sides, smooth walnut grips. While 2,500 were advertised, only 300+ were mfg. Serial numbered beginning with JF 0001. French fitted walnut presentation case, 38 oz. Mfg. 1990 only.
Grading100%Issue PriceQty. Made
$1,850$1,375300+
1911A1 50th ANNIVERSARY BATTLE OF THE BULGE
.45 ACP cal., special edition commemorating the Battle of the Bulge, silver plated with gold inlays, 300 mfg. serialized BB001-BB300.
Grading100%Issue PriceQty. Made
$1,595$1,250300
Add $150 for deluxe presentation case.
This special edition was sold exclusively by Cherry's located in Greensboro, NC.
1993 CCA LIMITED EDITION SAA
.38-40 WCF cal., 4 3/4 in. barrel, nickel finish, walnut grips, CCA markings on grip strap. 150 mfg. in 1993, ser. no. range N/A.
Grading100%Issue PriceQty. Made
$1,500$1,165150
This model was not sold at retail through the auspices of Colt.
2014 SAA SAM COLT 200TH BIRTHDAY COMMEMORATIVE
.45 LC cal., 7 1/2 in. barrel with front and rear gold barrel bands and engraving, 100% Royal Blue finish, unfluted cylinder with gold-etched Sam Colt on left side and Colt dome on the right, scroll engraved frame and top strap, gold-plated hammer, trigger, and screws, hand-carved ivory grips, 50 mfg. in a separate serial range. New 2014.
Grading100%Issue PriceQty. Made
N/ATBA50
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