My biz partner (who I'm slowly dragging over to the Dark Side) was cruising Gun Broker during coffee break. Now, see, I pushed him into buying his first cap & ball a week ago, you must understand. (A Lyman 1851 Navy .36 Second model with the silver squareback trigger guard. Needs some work, but the price was right) So anyway, he's cruisin' GB today & says; "How much would a Brass Navy Colt in a nice wooden box be worth?" I'm thinkin' Oh, 'bout $139 bucks brand-new from Cabela's but I peek over at his monitor...That ain't no brass Navy, even tho that's what it's labeled as....that's a G&G! There are close-ups...it's a Uberti G&G, plain cylinder, .36 cal with a date code of XXVI (1970) and it appears to be unfired (heart beginning to pound) in a nice wood display box. It's a brand new listing....no bids....with no reserve and a Buy It Now of $205.00. "Would you pay $200.00 for this" he asks? I ponder....I would, I tell him, if I had the money. 5 minutes later he's bought it.
Did he get a good deal? I'm thinking, definitely. What say ye, oh collectors?
Seller definitely did not know it was a G&G...or a Uberti...or year of manufacture. I'm speculating, of course...but I think it might be worth substantially more than $200.00