BBL. modification on 1st Generation Colt SAA
A friend of mine has a Colt SAA 1st Gen. (3 digit serial number). Original 7 1/2"
bbl. was shortened by gunsmith to 5 1/2" back in 1942 when he bought it in North Dakota. Blueing, case coloring & wear would grade at 98% -for a modern firearm. Original stag grips that do show slight shrinkage. Front sight was replaced and you do recognize it as such. Any ideas how much this modification damaged the price? Any idea as to value at present? Authenticity is not in question.