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I've found a 1870 marlin handgun 32 rimfire in mechanical good condition but nikel on barrel out.( it's like a Smith &Wesson but stamped Marlin).
I can buy it about $380 did you think it's interresting. I don't know value of these handguns i never see an other. In France the S&W have best value but they don't know marlin and his History.
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Hi Chris,
Are there any markings on it, and can you see the patent dates on the top of the barrel? Is it plain, or engraved? $380 here is a lot of money for most standard Marlin revolvers, with little finish. Not sure there?
 

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Finally i bought it $ 270. For France it's acceptable because these guns antique classified. Also Smith and Wesson are very more priced ( about $2000).
I will send you picture.
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Marlinman93,
How do you know the value for a Colt dragoon 3RD model second production ( 1975 ) in very good condition.

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Hi Chris,
These new model Colt percussion revolvers were made in Italy, and generally don't bring big prices, even in like new condition. I've seen some fine boxed versions go for around $400 in nice shape.
For really retailed info, and values, you might try to find a copy of Dennis Adler's book, "Colt Black Powder Reproductions & Replicas."
He covers these newer Colts from all the various models and calibers.
Hope this helps.
 

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Thanks!
But i have this book i'm happy that you advise me it.
Chris
 
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