Originally Posted by Glasshartt
be careful if the try to put the gun down and they offer to buy it from you, they will probably be trying to "lowball" you.
+1 on that. "Appraisers, Authenticators, and BUYERS" Right now
find out if it's real. DO NOT SELL IT. Get at least two opinions
from different Appraisers/Authenticators. If it turns out to be real,
pay for a letter of authentication. Research the heck out of it,
if you can tie it to a individual 5th Georgia trooper the value goes UP.
Tied to a Confederate general? WAY UP. I'm reluctant to toss
dollar values around---but if it is real I would immediately insure it
for at least $8,000, and that may be low.
(If it's a repro I'll go $150 and pay the shipping)