On the right side of the frame is either a set of Roman numerals or two letters in a box. That's the date code. ASM's were hit or miss as to quality, internal parts were often very soft. That particular version is a fantasy piece that never existed with that barrel length. It may have some collector value to a black powder repro collector but there aren't that many. The stock is probably worth more than the pistol. Ormsby was the engraver that originally engraved the Colt cylinders
Last edited by Hawg; 07-26-2011 at 07:07 PM.