Originally Posted by glibshoot
Very odd that someone went to the trouble of refinishing the metal -- and somehow forgot about the grips.
the more i look at those pictures it is beginning to look more like it is all original and that it has been kept very good care of and kept in its box when it was not in use.
after reading the whole thread I see where the date of manufacture was established. It would be very interesting to find out who the original owner was
knowing its history could make it worth more
As far as a replacement value in the ecnomy as it is right now not knowing any of the history would place it at $2100.00 in its present condition that is if the metal finish is original
if e history was known it could be significantly more and seeing that it was manufactured at the beginning of the Civil war it could have a very rich history.
It will be well worth doing a lttle research to try to find out how your mother came in posession of the revolver it could be that she inherited it from a relative who was a soldier of the Civil War.