This pistol was traded for back in the 30s by my Dad. My Grandmother kept it under her mattress for years unloaded. She thought it might scare someone I guess. I would beg my Dad to let me draw against Matt Dillon at the beginning of Gunsmoke and since we had no ammunition for the gun I guess he thought it was safe enough and I would pull it from my Mattel Fanner 50 holster.
The gun seems mechanically sound and tight but it has some problems. The cylinder release screw has been worked over a little with a pair of pliers, there is a screw missing next to the trigger and worst of all my Dad let a local gunsmith talk him into reblueing it in the 60s.
I have thought of sending it in to Colt and having it reconditioned since the gun will never be sold anyway but I am wondering if that is a wise idea. I have the original grips but one of them is broke in half. Anyway I hope the pictures turn out OK and am interested in your collective thoughts and present condition value of the gun. Thanks, bmcp