Thank youall so much for your information, interest, and support. Hugs and handshakes to lonewolf, dorsey,guy sajer, icdux1, and JudgeColt. I understand how to value my M1909 revolver now.I was more impressed with the size, accuracy,smooth surface, bore, lack of nicks and scratches. Now I know that the amount of blue is the main factor. I know that I will probably never be able to replace this gun, but that doesn't make it any more valuable. I find comfort in knowing I will still have my Army Special and police positive. I left my new member post, and came to revolvers, because I have been reading the old pages, and felt at home here.