A guy brought a Colt in for an appraisal today at the LGS with an interesting history. Finish isn’t in great condition, but J E Mitchell is mentioned multiple times in the 8th Sherwood Foresters history. Cool relic from 1916
Ah, wasn’t Sherwood Forest the stomping grounds of Robin Hood and his merry band of thieves?
Looks like the stocks were replaced with WW2 1917 rebuild stocks. Fun caliber to load and shoot once one finds brass.
Any idea how much the history adds to the price? I know that a Sherwood Foresters carbine sold for about 4 times market value a couple months ago, but I cant find a similarly marked revolver to compare this to.
Probably the best you can do is include the research in an auction and start with the minimum you will take. None of us can give you an accurate assessment as it fully depends on the buyer if he feels it adds an interest. If a buyer is related and knows the history of the person and group, he will buy at almost any price. It’s free to list on gunbroker if you don’t have a reserve. You can always start at a higher price and relist at a progressively lower price if it doesn’t spark interest. FWIW, I have a 48 round box of dominion 455 ammunition on GB right now and I have resisted it at the same price at least 4 times. My point is I’ll probably get that price, any lower and I am loosing money on the deal, which I’ll just go shoot them and reload afterwards.