I have a recent 3rd .45 7 1/2? which is great in fit & function, but the CH looks like an amalgamation of chemical applied & Exorcist pea soup. Should I have it re-done, or just live with it? Sorry no photos; don?t know how to post on this site.
CH has always been, "run what you brung" I'd learn to love it. If it is a show case gun you aren't gonna shoot just sell it and get something more to your liking. If you are going to shoot the CH colors will fade soon enough.
Cost pull the gun apart and color case would easily make it worth while to me to just find another gun and sell that one.
good discussion and photos of redoing case colors here:
I'm a big Case Color fan. It all depends on the gun. If it is tight and functions well, i wouldn't get rid of it. You don't know what the new one is going to cost you and that is if you find one at your price. I would re do the case.
I have one of Turnbull?s initial run of ?DT? s/n# Colts from the late ?90?s, and the colors are similar to yours. I have given serious thought to sending it there or elsewhere, and having hammer done as well. I got it about a couple years ago, and don?t know if I can readily find another, given production has all but ceased.