I need some advice. I stopped by a gun store tonight and they just got in a trade...a Colt 1860 Army from I guess back when Colt started remaking them again...(was that late 1970s or 1980s?). In any event, I am not a black powder shooter. I had a Lyman replica 1860 back in the 1970s and had a lot of fun with it. It was a bit flimsy and fell apart so, I put it away and never picked up the black powder bug again...until I saw this piece today in the store and hefted it. Very nice, much heavier than my Lyman was and great fit and finish...indeed a Colt! So, I feel the bug biting, especially during the ammo shortage. How do I evaluate this thing? The price on it is $850 with "Firm" written on the sign (has box and papers). I thought I had read where there were several runs of these guns by Colt and some generations were good and some less. So: 1) What do I look for? Is there a year to stay away from? 2) Is the price right? Looks unfired. I would purchase to shoot.