Okay Guys-- I originally posted this in Wanted to buy.... But here we go again in the right category this time!
One of my good customers brought this in and thought it might be a reproduction! After looking and researching (amazed at how beautiful a gun it was) we asked our customer to get the Authentication on it from Colt Mfg. He did and received the letter of Authentication just a couple of weeks ago. This is a true 1902 Colt Bisley, in a 45 caliber with a 4 3/4 inch barrel. I have enjoyed listening to a snippet of history from this customer and he has been a jewel into another time and life. He purchased this gun from Gordon Williams (Carbine Williams brother) when he and his father worked on the Williams family farm. This again has been a hoot hearing the stories from that part of his life. He would love for a true collector to get this firearm-someone that would appreciate it's history. My customer would like to get around $8500.00 for this gun (the blue book prices it at 10,000.00) The case hardening on this gun is at least 90% as well as the blue -- only a mark where it has been holstered. My husband and I have looked around for a comparable gun in as good of shape as this one and have not found one. I have more pictures if you want me to send them. If you have any questions or need further information please feel free to contact me (Lisa) at 865-933-7302. Thank you