Originally Posted by brianzx7
Thanks! It just seemed odd as most 1851's I have seen have 36CAL etched(stamped) in this place where the M is.
I guess I could pay money to Colt to get a history on it which may tell me more? I just have a hard time paying 100+ bucks for some minor information. I am surprised they don't put their records on their website so we can just search. Can't really say it has anything to do with privacy if they will give it to you for a fee. I guess it's all about the almighty dollar.
Thanks again for your insight.
You got dat right.
Colt has a sliding scale. There used to be a 2005 pricesheet on the web, but it's gone now. Running on memory here.
Modern double actions - 75.00
Single Action Army - 100.00
Cap and ball Single Actions - 200.00
Factory engraving - additional fee
Originally shipped to someone famous - additional fee
It appears that the more valuable the gun would be with a provenance, the more they charge.
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