I never said they were cheap
Way to many variables on a gun like that to give a price. Even with pics it would have to be quite a price range.
Let's say $700 to $2700 with the info we have to work with.
Just walking on the edge of of my grave.
It was an illustration in my first gun book, The Daisy Red Ryder Handbook, of a Colt 1878 Double Action that really set me off in search of handgun knowledge.
I thought I knew everything there was to know about guns, then there was this gun I couldn't identify. Took me a few years, but finally identified it, plus picking up a little more information along the way.
That's why I got this gun. A neighbor had this old colt to sell for his mother in law,she just wanted it gone.he showed it to me and I had no idea what it was,but the price was right. He thought it was a thunderer or a lightning but I told him it wasn't. It was fun trying to track down just what it was. It's got a 4 digit serial number (8xxx) that puts it between 1882 and 1883 if the website was right.