|07-19-2014, 05:18 PM||#2|
Join Date: Jun 2001
Sounds like you have a Colt New Service that was sold to England during WWI.
British law insisted that guns not manufactured in England be stamped "Not English Make".
This was at the insistence of British gun makers wanting to protect their market.
We can't give you an value because there are too many variables:
Is the gun in original condition? or has it been reblued, had new grips, have the original length barrel, was it originally a .455?
What's the actual condition? This is judged by how much ORIGINAL finish is remaining, by percentage.
As example, as a ball park value, >Which may be higher or lower< depending on where you might be buying or selling it.
100%-$1,000 and up.
Again, depending on where it's being bought or sold, prices may be higher or possibly lower.
Judging the actual condition is a tough judgment call.
Your 90% may be my 80%.
You can find out the year it was made here:
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