Colt 21 Restore - Suggestions?
Posted 01 March 2005 - 11:30 AM
Posted 01 March 2005 - 12:01 PM
Posted 01 March 2005 - 12:10 PM
I agree with Deerslayer. Go with PK for the metal/mechanical work and Deerslayer for the wood. You may still have a bit of a wait as both of these gentlemen's services are in demand, but much less than you have already waited. Four years is WAY TOO LONG!!
Posted 01 March 2005 - 01:51 PM
Third for PK on the mechanical work.
Posted 01 March 2005 - 02:06 PM
But before I shell out a LOT of $$ to get it back original, I need to make sure that the receiver can be restored that well. If I am going to end up with a pitted, ratty looking shooter, I will just put other cheaper parts in it. I'm not sure just WHAT attempts to clean up the receiver this other guy has done.
That's the first question I need to resolve.
Thanks for the recommendations.
Posted 01 March 2005 - 03:23 PM
As long as it has 1921 on it you will not lose,
I seen one at the Creek ,that sold for $18,000 last April and the only thing that was original on it was the receiver,and it was bare metal.
Posted 01 March 2005 - 03:39 PM
I have contacted a few people that e-mailed me and I think I have a "road plan".
Thanks to all.
Posted 01 March 2005 - 03:56 PM
Posted 01 March 2005 - 05:26 PM
Posted 02 March 2005 - 12:52 PM
I talked to the guy restoring my Colt 21 and he said he has accumulated most of the parts and that they are Colt parts. What I want to know is just what parts on a 1921 COLT are COLT specific and how are they marked or identified. I don't want to pay for a Colt such and such if it isn't really a Colt part.
Sorry to be ignorant but I would really appreciate the help.
Also, how do I find out if my ser# is listed in the book you all keep mentioning that shows history of guns by ser #.
Many thanks to all.
Posted 02 March 2005 - 01:12 PM
Posted 02 March 2005 - 01:29 PM
Thanks - Terry
Posted 02 March 2005 - 02:51 PM
Posted 02 March 2005 - 02:56 PM
Thanks a lot man.
Posted 02 March 2005 - 02:59 PM
It looks like you have a good idea where the gun started out - the serial number may add some additional knowledge. There was research done 30 years ago and your gun might be listed in Cox's book, was well as Gordon's book.
Did you purchase the gun from Cox? He called his company "Law Enforcement Ordnance Company" and he was located in Atlanta GA.
Many of us have the Cox price lists from that period and his list show numbers and in some cases where the guns came from.
Best of luck in getting your gun restored.
Posted 02 March 2005 - 04:20 PM
Posted 02 March 2005 - 04:35 PM
Haven't seen it in about 25yrs but I'm still looking for it.....................
Posted 02 March 2005 - 04:52 PM
I'd tell you what I paid for that 21 Colt back in 76 but you would suffer severe heart palpatations or worse. But if you had the catalog, you know what the prices were. If we'd only known, right?
I have wanted a MG42 since forever but will probably never get one (where did I put that lottery ticket?)
Posted 02 March 2005 - 05:53 PM
Posted 02 March 2005 - 06:03 PM