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COLT 1878 DA

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Gauge

.32-20 WINCHESTER, .45 LC

Barrel Length

2 1/2, 3, 3 1/2, 4, 4 3/4, 5 1/2, 7 1/2, 8, 8 1/2,... Read more

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COLT 1878 DA Price & Value

Current Average Pricing:

The average price for a COLT 1878 DA is as follows:

New: 5250 Login / Register to view pricing

Used: 3750 Login / Register to view pricing

These values are based on current market data and can vary depending on the specific features and condition of the firearm.

Estimated Value Breakdown:

To help you further understand the value of a COLT 1878 DA, we provide a breakdown based on the firearm's condition:

100% (New, unfired): 5250 Login / Register to view pricing

98% (Like new, minor wear): 4750 Login / Register to view pricing

95% (Minimal wear, well-maintained): 3750 Login / Register to view pricing

80% (Moderate wear, functional): 3000 Login / Register to view pricing

70% (Significant wear, may require minor repairs): 2500 Login / Register to view pricing

*Please note that the estimated values are based on the standard COLT 1878 DA without any additional features or accessories.

Comprehensive Pricing Information for the COLT 1878 DA

In this article, we provide a detailed analysis of the current market prices and trends for the COLT 1878 DA. We've gathered data on new and used prices, fluctuations over the past year, and demand trends to help you make an informed decision when purchasing or selling this firearm. Please note that variations in caliber, barrel length, generations, and sub-models may affect the item's price, so make sure your search is specific enough to obtain the correct value.

Factors Affecting Pricing:

Several factors can influence the value of a COLT 1878 DA:

Caliber: Different calibers can affect the firearm's price, as some calibers may be more popular or harder to find. Barrel Length: The length of the barrel can impact the firearm's price, as certain lengths may be more desirable or practical for specific purposes. Generations: Different generations of the firearm may have improvements or changes that could affect the value. Sub-models: Specific sub-models or variations, such as limited editions or unique features, can also impact the firearm's value.

Conclusion:

As you consider purchasing or selling a COLT 1878 DA, it's essential to stay informed about the current market prices and trends. Keep in mind that factors such as condition, caliber, barrel length, generations, and sub-models can all affect the firearm's value. By understanding the market dynamics, you can make a more informed decision and ensure you're getting the best possible price.

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COLT 1878 DA Description

.32-20 WCF (scarce), .38 Colt (approx. 40 mfg.), .38-40 WCF, .41 LC (scarce, 308 mfg.), .44 Russian, .44 S&W, .44-40 WCF (Colt Frontier Six Shooter), .45 LC, .450 Eley, .455 Eley, or .476 Eley cal., 2 1/2 (scarce), 3, 3 1/2, or 4 in. barrels without ejector, 4 3/4, 5 1/2, 7 1/2, 8, 8 1/2, 9, 10, or 12 in. with ejector. Mfg. 1878-1905. Over 51,000 made.

Approximately 80% of production for this model was in .44-40 WCF and .45 cals.
This model in .44-40 WCF was called the Colt Frontier Six Shooter, and this inscription is either acid etched or roll marked on the barrel.
On the acid etched variation of the .45 LC cal., fewer than 200 were marked "Omnipotent" - serial numbers can range from approx. 200-8,265. The Omnipotent marked 1878s were available in either nickel or blue finished and were manufactured between 1878-1882. The large majority of these were shipped Colt's distributor at the time, B. Kittredge. An authentic "Omnipotent" marked Model 1878 particularly in blue finish will bring approx. a 30%-50% premium over a gun in the same condition without the acid etched marking. It highly recommended that a Colt factory letter verifies this configuration.
This model has an action that is weaker than that of the SAA, and should be carefully inspected to make sure the cylinder turns and locks up properly. Since original parts are scarce, at least $750 must be deducted for a non-working action.
Many original 1878 barrels have "found their way" on the front end of a SAA frame since the barrels are interchangeable. Because of this, many "original" Model 1878 DAs may have an incorrect and/or later SAA Colt barrel attached. Watch yourself here! Also, scarce calibers should be verified with factory letter.

COLT 1878 DA Features

caliber: .38 Colt (approximately 40 manufactured), .38-40 WCF, .41 LC (scarce, 308 manufactured), .44 Russian, .44 S&W, .44-40 WCF (Colt Frontier Six Shooter), .450 Eley, .455 Eley, .476 Eley

COLT 1878 DA Specs

Firearm Type
Revolver
Caliber
.32-20 WINCHESTER, .45 LC
Action Type(s)
Double Action
Frame Material(s)
--
Frame Finish
--
Barrel Length(s) (in.)
2 1/2, 3, 3 1/2, 4, 4 3/4, 5 1/2, 7 1/2, 8, 8 1/2, 9, 10, 12 or 12 in.
Barrel Profile
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Muzzles
--
Capacity(s)
--
Trigger(s)
--
Sights
--
Safety(s)
--
Overall Length(s) (in.)
--
Weight(s)
--
Year From - Year To
1878 - 1905
SKU
--
UPC
--
Patterned After
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