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Any thoughts on this gun as to who or when this would’ve been done, I don’t see a signature in the engraving? It letters as a blued 4 3/4” .41, obviously the barrels grown and it’s been engraved and gold plated along with the ivory grips. What do you think of the quality of the work, and then the biggest question, what is something like this worth?

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All the work is modern, and of poor quality. The plating is, frankly, ugly. To be honest, the work didn't add any value to the gun. The grip carving (did the carver just get out of prison?) has very limited appeal. I apologize if this seems unkind, but these kind of Colts draw in new collectors all the time. The assumption is that engraving and carved grips should enhance value to any gun, right? In lots of cases, even most, it doesn't.
If you haven't already bought it, don't. If it is yours, ask 2500 and take any reasonable offer in that zip code.....

All of this is my opinion, obviously. Others may disagree.
 

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It is hard to say but you will need to find the right buyer and that may prove to be a long search. It is funky and weird, not terrible quality work.
 

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Thank you guys for the honest assessment, its not my gun, and I agree its a bit garish. It's going to take a special buyer for this piece.
 

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Thank you guys for the honest assessment, its not my gun, and I agree its a bit garish. It's going to take a special buyer for this piece.
Yep and Hugh Hefner has just left the building too!
 
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