Hello how are you?
could you give me mor details?
what do you want to know?
any writing on the gun
sam colt engraved w.l. ormsby may 16, 1843
serial # XXXXX
the more the better
no caliber stamp
sailing ships are engraved on cylinder
would you say the finish is 90%?
matching serial #'s on all parts
sorry i'm having a little trouble with my connection
bear with me please
what grade of engraving would you say it is?
excellant, at least 90%
do you have any paper work with it
if you did it would have a letter on it grading the level of engraving A B C .........
sorry no paperwork
what is it worth from low to high based on what you know?
if you call Joe Canali at(NNN) NNN-NNNNx1343 he is the archive keeper for colt....
he could help with assigning authenthic paper work therefore improving the value a little
what is it worth without the paperwork?
just give me a rough idea, your best guess
i will work on the paperwork later
i'm sorry bear with me one more second
does it have any series letter on it
where would it be?
it should be by the 1843 date
i do not see any series letter
also, why is there no caliber listed on it?
i was about to ask about caliber :)
it sounds like you have a very rare pistol
let me ask you a couple more things
i'm assuming its a cap and ball correct?
do youhave a case for it ?
yes, a leather pouch
no hard case
the leather pouch is lined with sheepskin
i'm having a hard time finding any specific number value i'm still looking but you have a very rare firearm...........
i'm going to give you a conservative estimate but i'm pretty sure it is going to be more then that i'll say in 90% condition $8,000
if it was me i would call Joe and get the specifics
wow i havn't got a tuff one like that yet
i hope i was helpfull
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thank you G.C.