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#1117664 - 12/20/09 08:50 AM Colt Single Action Buntline Scout 22 LR -What Is It worth
Bill Goodwin Offline
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Registered: 10/29/09
Posts: 33
Loc: Live oak County Texas
Hi:

I'm new to the forum.

I have a Colt Single Action Buntline Scout 22 LR pistol and just wondered what it was worth?

It was passed on to me by my favorite uncle.

There is a story with it.

He used to practice quick drawing the pistol at a range in San Antonio. One day he drew, but pulled the trigger too soon. Shot himself in the knee. I was about 7 at the time and the local TV did a piece on it calling him "Quick Draw McGraw".

Oddly enough I saw it on the News and asked my mom if that was my uncle. Yep !!

He was teased about it for 0ver 50 years. He carried the lead in his knee all that time. Couldn't get it out.

He was a great guy !!

Sorry to be so long winded !!

Polecat


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#1118009 - 12/20/09 01:40 PM Re: Colt Single Action Buntline Scout 22 LR -What Is It worth [Re: Bill Goodwin]
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I have the same pistol, except I don't know where you got the Buntline from, that is @ >95% w/the original box. I, too, would like to know the value.

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#1118048 - 12/20/09 02:19 PM Re: Colt Single Action Buntline Scout 22 LR -What Is It worth [Re: LFD2037]
Bill Goodwin Offline
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Registered: 10/29/09
Posts: 33
Loc: Live oak County Texas
It says Buntline on the pistol model description.

Not sure !!

Thanks !!

POlecat


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#1118657 - 12/20/09 07:44 PM Re: Colt Single Action Buntline Scout 22 LR -What Is It worth [Re: Bill Goodwin]
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Mine says "PEACEMAKER BUNTLINE". Has the 7 inch barrel.

I gave $400 for it about six months ago.

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#1119186 - 12/20/09 10:59 PM Re: Colt Single Action Buntline Scout 22 LR -What Is It worth [Re: pdr55]
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Mine must be different. It is just a Scout. What's the difference?

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#1119372 - 12/21/09 08:01 AM Re: Colt Single Action Buntline Scout 22 LR -What Is It worth [Re: LFD2037]
janie Offline
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Please post up a pic, so we can better help you determine a value.

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#1119545 - 12/21/09 09:55 AM Re: Colt Single Action Buntline Scout 22 LR -What Is It worth [Re: janie]
Bill Goodwin Offline
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Registered: 10/29/09
Posts: 33
Loc: Live oak County Texas
Will do !!!

Thanks !!

Polecat


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#1119780 - 12/21/09 12:19 PM Re: Colt Single Action Buntline Scout 22 LR -What Is It worth [Re: Bill Goodwin]
hawk Offline
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Registered: 07/19/07
Posts: 924
Loc: San Angelo, TX
Hello all!

I have the same gun, a Colt "Buntline Scout" with a 9.5" barrel.

The "scout" models differ from the "peacemaker" models in that the scouts have an alloy frame, the peacemakers are case hardened.

The scouts were made from the late 50's to the early 70's. The peacemakers picked up where the scouts left off and were made till around 1987 or so.

The alloy frames tend to "scratch" the finish off easily.

I've seen the buntline scouts in new condition with box go for 900. I paid 600 for mine and it is as new with no turn marks on the cylinder. I bought it to shoot, but I am having second thoughts. Colts keep going up in value because they are not making them any more.

They are great "plinkers". Mine is a .22 mag. Many came with both the lr and mag. cylinders.

Hope this helps some. Check on Gunbroker and you will see what they are selling for.



Edited by hawk (12/21/09 12:20 PM)
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#1120090 - 12/21/09 03:06 PM Re: Colt Single Action Buntline Scout 22 LR -What Is It worth [Re: hawk]
Red Cloud Offline
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Registered: 09/04/09
Posts: 587
Loc: Texas
Most of you probably know this story . Ned Buntline was a New York Times columnist when Wyett Earp was the US Marshall in Tombstone, AZ. He wrote fictional stories about the exploits of Earp and traveled to AZ to interview him. Buntline commissioned Colt to build two special Peacemakers with Buntline Special engraved on the barrel. He gave one to Earp the other he kept. There is no evidence that Earp actually carried the Buntline Special.
I hade one of the New Model Colt Buntline Specials(.22 cal) for about 20 or so years and recently sold it to a Colt collector for $300.




Edited by Red Cloud (12/21/09 03:16 PM)
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#1120160 - 12/21/09 03:52 PM Re: Colt Single Action Buntline Scout 22 LR -What Is It worth [Re: hawk]
hawk Offline
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Registered: 07/19/07
Posts: 924
Loc: San Angelo, TX
Red Cloud, I wish I could find one for $300....heck of a deal!

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#1120221 - 12/21/09 04:32 PM Re: Colt Single Action Buntline Scout 22 LR -What Is It worth [Re: hawk]
Red Cloud Offline
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Registered: 09/04/09
Posts: 587
Loc: Texas
It was a smokin deal but I needed the money for another rifle. So he got a deal and I got what I wanted. Marlin XL7 .25-06.

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#1120389 - 12/21/09 05:51 PM Re: Colt Single Action Buntline Scout 22 LR -What Is It worth [Re: Red Cloud]
Bill Goodwin Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 10/29/09
Posts: 33
Loc: Live oak County Texas
Thanks or the information.

I'm afraid the one I have has had a few hundred rounds shot through it and isn't in collector shape.

But thanks a bunch for the info.

Helps a lot !!

Polecat


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#1120447 - 12/21/09 06:24 PM Re: Colt Single Action Buntline Scout 22 LR -What Is It worth [Re: Red Cloud]
hawk Offline
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Registered: 07/19/07
Posts: 924
Loc: San Angelo, TX
I had a friend of mine looking for a "beater" at a gun show the other day. Even the "beater's" were going for $500!

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