My guess is that if the Colt is original, it is nickel plated, not chromed. Prices on all Colts have skyrocketed over the last several years. Depending on condition, it's value could be in the $300-$700 range. Any Colt I find selling for less than $400, regardless of model, usually finds it's way home with me Try searching for Detective Special on Gunbroker or Auction Arms and you'll see what I mean.
"The millions of people, armed in the holy cause of liberty, and in such a country as that which we possess, are invincible by any force which our enemy can send against us ...... Patrick Henry March 23, 1775
Last edited by scoutman; 02-28-2008 at 05:46 AM.