Navy Arms replica .31 cap-and-ball revolver
I have what I believe is a Navy Arms. Co. replica cap-and-ball 5-shot revolver, caliber .31, serial # 8501. It has a brass frame, 5-3/4" bbl, and is stamped "FIE Italy" on the frame at the bottom of the grip. Bluing is 99% intact, grips have their original finish and are not chipped, scratched or cracked. Loading lever and hammer are color-hardened. Revolver is in a fitted hardwood box (with key), lined in red plush, and includes a 3-1/2" long powder flask (with a thumb lever) and a 5" long brass percussion-cap feeder. Box likewise has its original finish without cracks or chips, but there is some crazing of the finish due to age. I purchased this revolver new in approximately 1969 or 1970 and fired 25 or 30 rds through it; then it was put away. I also have a Lyman .31 caliber round-ball mold. What is its approximate value today?