Do you know the definition of "expert"? X is an unknown factor in a math equation. Spurt is a drip under pressure. An expert is an unknown drip under pressure. Deemus, you know me. I try to give realistic everyday opinions in my offerings. I have seen serious Colt SAA collectors pass on guns that I thought were great. A "collectible" firearm has to damn near be in original factory condition with the original box and paperwork, before a serious collector will bite. Those of us that aren't willing in invest the large sums of cash required to own a "Collectible firearm" settle for firearms of lessor quality and condition. No hard feelings, but this SAA is worth about $0. It would make a great desk top paper weight. Certainly not $1K .