dux, I've seen that Bisley beauty too. Is that what you call case hardened? I wish my 1906 Bisley looked like that, but it don't look too bad for a 100 year old pistol. Did it state how old the Bisley is? I do remember it stated who did the work. Thanks, Rick.
rick, thought you would like it. saw that on a restorer`s site "rons gunshop" or something simular. it didnt state the age but i would guess somewhere around 1900 +- 5 yrs. yes,that is very nice case hardening on hammer and frame, note also the fire blue trim on screws and ejector rod head.
rick, a hard question. i would not restore an original gun with any remaining finnish.i am sure that it is a high dollar resto and doubt if you could come out on it money wise. if however i had something i was going to keep as just a family keepsake or something along those lines AND i had the extra cash.. why not, you only live once. even a nice resto will never equal a high condition original in price/desireabilty, but how many of us poor ky. boys could afford an original in that condition. /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif it`s almost a shame to have that beautiful gun laying on that crappy holster and belt, i could beat that myself!!
i agree,usfa offers one and the flattop version too i think, wonder how many they sell? it`s a shame colt doesnt take a little initiative. i was reading somewhere where the current owner of colt industries has strong ties to the democrat party, possibly that explains the current lack of variaty for civilian buyers.