What is the value of a Police Positive 38 special nickel plated serial number 345169?
Depending on the condition, it could be worth as low as $200 or as high as $1,700.
Nickel plated official police mkiii revolver chambered in 38 special stamped Detroit police it's in very good condition i was wondering what it might be worth?
What is the value of a 1926 Colt 38 Official Police with serial number 577070 has an L over the serial number and is nickel plated in excellent condition?
Colt did not introduce the Official Police until 1927, although the earliest production used frames originally made for the Army Special from 1925 and 1926. That serial number, however, would date to 1932. Nickel plated guns were offered, although it would be exceptionally rare to find one in excellent condition. We would check it very thorougly, under magnification, to be sure the nickel plating was factory original. If it IS factory original nickel, in truly…
Silver, over time, is oxidised by air and loses its shine. Stainless silver is electoplated with nickel (as is stainless steel) to prevent the oxidation. Electroplating involves immersing the silver object in a solution of a nickel salt and applying a negative charge to the silver to attract the positive nickel ions in the solution to form a nickel coating on the silver.
Where can you find information about a Winchester Model 94 32 special rifle serial 101xxxx with a nickel barrel?
Hopefully you are looking at the barrel marking indicating a nickel steel barrel, and not that the rifle has been nickel plated. We would have to have a LOT more information to even hazard a guess on value. Condition, originality, any special order features....? Is it actually a rifle, or it is a carbine? Digital pictures would be a big help. email@example.com
Nickel and Platinum are good conducters of electricity as the metal atoms are so large that the outer electron shell is very far away from the nucleus. The positive charge on the nucleus pulls the electrons into a cloud around it. If the distance between the positive and the negative electrons is very high, the strength of attraction betweem them would also be very weak.
If you have a US nickel, it is either coated with copper or has changed color due to exposure to some chemical and has no special value. If it is a 1942 Canadian nickel, it varies from $.40 to $1.75 in circulated conditions, $3 and up in uncirculated grades. The material is called "tombac" and is an alloy of copper and zinc.
Of course the value of a Colt Det. Special w/ pearl grips will be dependant on several variables. The condition of the pistol is of course key, also which series Det. Special the gun is; 1st, 2nd, 3rd or 4th. Finally, the finish of the revolver will also affect the value. EXAMPLE: A 3rd series Colt Detective Special, in MINT condition, NIB (new in box), and with a Nickel finish -- $1,000 Blued finish $800.00.
Stainless steel looks shiny. Nickel is duller and darker in color. Stainless looks like the kitchen sink. Nickel more closely matches, well, a nickel. In reality, it is hard to tell the difference. Highly polished nickel is extremely shiny, like a bathroom faucet. That is nickel. Nickels are not made out of nickel anymore anyway. It is too expensive. Nickels and other shiny coins are an aluminum alloy. The above answer is backwards at least…