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Buck limited edition colt?

Discussion in 'Buck Knives' started by Mxy, Jan 31, 2004.

  1. Mxy

    Mxy

    9
    Jan 31, 2004
    I have inherited several Buck knives that I am trying to identify and determine value of. This one I believe to be the limited edition, Model 703, Colt, issued in 1978. This is serial number 04886. Is this what it is? Any idea of current value?

    Photos here: http://home.fuse.net/gallimaufry/Buck Knives/Buck04886-Box.jpg

    Thanks, Mxy
     
  2. Gypsy9590

    Gypsy9590

    513
    Nov 10, 2002
    As I indiciated in your other post about the Flying Eagle 500, Larry Oden is probably the guy to answer your questions regarding current values. There are a few others here that might be able to help as well, but Larry is good. Unfortunately, I doubt if he will be checking in before Monday. I'll make sure he knows there are a couple posts here that he should look at...
     
  3. Mxy

    Mxy

    9
    Jan 31, 2004
    Thanks for both replies. I have been searching for a long time for a source of information on Buck knives. Looks like I've finally found it.

    Mxy
     
  4. Gypsy9590

    Gypsy9590

    513
    Nov 10, 2002
    Mxy,

    IF you are truly interested in BUCK knives and want to learn more, and meet some really great people, you might want to check out the links in my signature for the Buck Collector's Club. A lot of us in here are members who regularly share info, ask questions, and harrass some of Buck's management people. How many times do you get to correspond one-on-one with Directors of Consumer Relations, or Quality Assurance? They stop here as well, and answer questions when you can't find anyone else who even cares. The BCCI IS factory sponsored, yet is its own identity. Special knives, newsletters, inside info, ..... what else can a Buck enthusiast ask for. If you want more info, feel free to drop me a email (link below) or ask of the club members here. Most identify themselves as members in their signture lines.

    In any case, make sure that seat you pulled up is a comfortable one. You're gonna be here awhile....

    :D :D :p
     
  5. Larry Oden

    Larry Oden

    927
    Jan 14, 1999
    Mxy,
    Your knife is one of the Aurum etched 700 models. These knives were introduced starting in early 1980 (the 703 was the first model produced, incidentally) and each featured a deep etch of the appropriate horses or pony to match each model's name.
    The knife in your picture only shows one blade but I suppose it is because the angle keeps the other two blades from being seen. By the way, only the 701, 703, 705 and 709 models were included in this run. The 704 was not manufactured until 1982.
    A fairly complete article on the 700 series is in the June 2003 BCC newsletter.
     
  6. Mxy

    Mxy

    9
    Jan 31, 2004
    Thanks for the information. Levine's Guide, 5th edition, lists the 703 (Colt) as issued in 1978 and the 701 Mustang, 709 Yearling and 705 Pony as 1979. There are also 501,110,112, 402,and 401 listed as Game Scenes (Aurum). Is Aurum the artist? Any idea as to present value of the 703?

    Thanks again, Mxy
     

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