Had I known?
I picked up the one shown in the thread this summer for 150$, not kidding. Barrel was full of crap along with the cylinder and rust. It had last been fired in the 60’s and never cleaned.
It actually cleaned up nicely. The barrel and cylinder had no pits but the rust on the side of the cylinder and side of the barrel left a very small aria of pitting. I sold it for 450$ and used the money to get a 24-3 Lew Horton.
I would have kept the Colt but it didn’t fit my hand. I know 450 is a little low but the Horton needed me to take it home a lot worse than the Colt.
“Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading.” – Thomas Jefferson.
If you carry a gun, people call you paranoid, NONSENSE! If you have a gun, what do you have to be paranoid about?
Guns have only two enemies: Rust and Politicians.