Price check in aisle SAA 44 spl.

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Oldncrusty
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Price check in aisle SAA 44 spl.

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Saw this in a lgs this week at $2995. I know the buck is worth less every day, but still experienced sticker shock. Just wondering what the real market is bearing these days. I didnt confirm NIB, just assumed.
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Re: Price check in aisle SAA 44 spl.

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Trying pics again
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Re: Price check in aisle SAA 44 spl.

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It's a third gen made in '80....hard to find in that barrel length and finish but.....it's still a third gen.....looks like it's NIB.....

I'd say it's top dollar but top dollar don't mean nothing when you want something......as an investment you would have to keep it unfired which means you could look at it once in a while, about the same as you could do with a bank statement. If you shoot it you would have to wait 10-20 years to get your investment back, but.....if Colt stops making them which they probably will (they may have) the price will shoot up (pun intended) to where the Pythons and Anacondas are which I believe is a bubble.....

Wealthy people don't look at a price....they either want it or they don't...Your call....

Probably do better with the Thompson below it...----006
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Re: Price check in aisle SAA 44 spl.

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The other issue is, 44 is now a custom shop chambering. By the time you get one, it will be 2 years and between 3k and 3500.
These facts are reflected in the prices of 2nd and 3rd gen 44s.
I recently bought a new 4.75 SAA. I kind of wanted a 44.....but not that bad. I got another 45.
For me, if I was going to spend that kind of cash, it wouldn't be on a 3rd gen. I'd spend it on a second gen that had been shot so I could shoot and enjoy it.
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Re: Price check in aisle SAA 44 spl.

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Sixgun wrote:
Sat Dec 04, 2021 9:57 pm
It's a third gen made in '80....hard to find in that barrel length and finish but.....it's still a third gen.....looks like it's NIB.....

I'd say it's top dollar but top dollar don't mean nothing when you want something......as an investment you would have to keep it unfired which means you could look at it once in a while, about the same as you could do with a bank statement. If you shoot it you would have to wait 10-20 years to get your investment back, but.....if Colt stops making them which they probably will (they may have) the price will shoot up (pun intended) to where the Pythons and Anacondas are which I believe is a bubble.....

Wealthy people don't look at a price....they either want it or they don't...Your call....

Probably do better with the Thompson below it...----006
Thanks Six. I ain't wealthy so I look reeeeel hard at price tags. I tried to make myself save up for one back when they were 1500$. Havent made it yet.
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Re: Price check in aisle SAA 44 spl.

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OldWin wrote:
Sat Dec 04, 2021 10:07 pm
The other issue is, 44 is now a custom shop chambering. By the time you get one, it will be 2 years and between 3k and 3500.
These facts are reflected in the prices of 2nd and 3rd gen 44s.
I recently bought a new 4.75 SAA. I kind of wanted a 44.....but not that bad. I got another 45.
For me, if I was going to spend that kind of cash, it wouldn't be on a 3rd gen. I'd spend it on a second gen that had been shot so I could shoot and enjoy it.
Thanks for the info. I suspected it was a hard to find setup. I'm 100% with you on the shootin part. If I had that much to spend, it would definitely not be on something NIB.
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Re: Price check in aisle SAA 44 spl.

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I remember when they were $225 retail...about 1972. By the time I was able to afford one a few years later they were $400 or so.

Don't know how old you are but if your under 60, it's never too late to pay full retail. I used to look at car/house insurance bills and what did I get out of that money.......it's like protection money from the mob...the Italian mob, not those sissies today. So I bought up every gun that I knew was going to be valuable one day.....

Love those single actions.....unfired from 1917 and the bottom one is 1 of 153 with high condition and provenance....1907
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Re: Price check in aisle SAA 44 spl.

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That's real eye candy for sure. I'm only a couple notches under 60, but got a late start in the blue steel and walnut investment plan.
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