By locating my own new parts, I was able to talk the Colt factory shop into restoring an older OMM wadcutter revolver for me. They fitted a new hand, bolt, hammer, and did a beautiful first class blue job. This is the same type action as the Python, and as I recall, the charge was 235.00, give or take a few bucks, and the results were well worth it. Colt once listed labor charges on their web site, but now, I think you have to call for approximate charges, and ship them the gun for more exact pricing. Gunsmiths capable of doing quality work on the Colt double actions are becoming few and far between, so your safest bet is to stay with the factory shop. They had the gun for 4-5 weeks, and I think the prices were quite reasonable.
[This message has been edited by ohiobuckeye (edited 10-29-2004).]