What is the value of a Colt 6 shot single action revolver 1891 Kansas Centennial Model 1961?
Assuming you mean the Colt Scout Kansas Centennial which is marked on the left side of the barrel 1861 KANSAS CENTENNIAL 1961. Provided you have the original wooden presentation box, sleeve, all paperwork and the gun is absolutely new and unfired with in 100% condition, it would sell for close to $600. If you are missing any of the above, and especially if the gun has been fired or has any finish wear, the value would be about half that. email@example.com
Well, yes and no. The traditional "Western" revolver, such as a Colt Peacemaker, was a single action. However, the Colt Lightning and the Thunderer were double action. High Standard also made revolvers that were similar in appearance to the Colt Peacemaker, but were double action. And there must be more. The Starr Double Action .44 black powder cap and ball revolver began production in the late 1850s.
Depends, A "Single Action" revolver, such as the Colt Peacemaker, carried in the old West, DID have to be cocked before each shot. A "Double Action" revolver, such as a current day Smith & Wesson, does not require that the hammer be cocked- it CAN be- or the trigger can be pulled, and the hammer will rise and fall.
price is based on model, condition and date of mfg. if your colt is an early single action revolver then it would have been made about 1880. good single actions command a high price. but you will not command a high price without full details as to markings and overall condition as well as pictures.................if it is a modern colt revolver then the high price will not be there.................