Saw a lightweight single six ?????????

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A1tommygun

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Saw a lightweight single six at a shop today. All blue with a matte silver cylinder. Where they made that way? $249, good price? Looked to be in pretty good shape, but I did not ask to see it out of the case.
 

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They came with silver cylinder FRAMES but not silver cylinders.

Original is called a "tri-color" because the cylinder is kind of gold, then the second type had a black frame and cylinder ans is called "all blue" (but the cylinder is still alloy. Then came a steel cylinder all-blue model. And then years later, some dual-tone factory second guns were completed and sold with steel cylinders but silver frames.

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A1tommygun

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I went back and looked at the LIghtweight again, the cylinder was a greenish gold, walnut grips without madallions, sn 21177....I think 1.
It was dirty but looked in very good shape with a little holster wear and slight thinning of the blue on the barrel. I would have it in my hand right now except, some knuckle head very neatly scribed Thompson on both sides of the frame. That just kinda ruins it for me.
 

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A1tommygun":67dc4e0m said:
I went back and looked at the LIghtweight again, the cylinder was a greenish gold, walnut grips without madallions, sn 21177....I think 1.
It was dirty but looked in very good shape with a little holster wear and slight thinning of the blue on the barrel. I would have it in my hand right now except, some knuckle head very neatly scribed Thompson on both sides of the frame. That just kinda ruins it for me.
Offer $200.00 and see if they take it 8)
 

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A1tommygun":2oyto08p said:
cylinder was a greenish gold, walnut grips without madallions, sn 21177

If it was 201177 then it should be a tri-color with silver frame, flat loading gate, and that greenish gold cylinder would be correct.

If it was 21177x then it should have a steel cylinder and black frame.

The lightweights all have 6 digits in the SN. Just 21177 would be a standard flatgate with steel frame and 5.5" barrel.

If the alloy cylinder is in good shape, it would be worth over $100 by itself (I seem to recall seeing one sell for close to $200 not long ago).

The grips sound wrong, they should have medallions and most likely be the black checkered plastic type. But there may very well be over $250 worth of parts in it if the grip frame is nice and it still has original lockwork.
 

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Gosh maybe it has an S somewhere....wood grips and all on a blue framed gun????? Nah just dreaming.....gosh just reread the description.....no medallion grips.....ah my dream is now a nightmare......see ya RR.
 

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