Greetings all. I found this in a shop and wondered if someone would be willing to let me know something about it from their knowledge and experience. I only had my phone with me so pics aren't great and I didn't take it apart. If the sense from others is that it might be worth purchasing I'll look into it further and maybe get better pics.
- What can be known from the serial number (14264)? I couldn't get it apart to check the number on the cylinder. Colt's website says it's supposed to have an engraved Navy scene. (Navy is not a typo.)
- It's badly pitted in some spots, and since there's no visible rust otherwise, I assume it has been cleaned. But is it excessive, i.e. is the value seriously degraded by any cleaning that might have been done?
- I know it's missing the loading lever screw - or it's broken - I can't tell. Are replacements available?
- I know it's unfair to ask what it might be worth, but does $1,200 seem high, low, or in the ballpark?
- Any other thoughts?