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I had an old Colt come through the shop the other day. I worked on the bolt tines and got the inner tine to ride properly on the trigger cam. That fixed the problem of the cylinder not rotating when the hammer is locked back for loading. These are very close tolerances.
The barrel cylinder gap is out of tolerance. However, before I go changing anything else;
How much does changing the working parts affect the worth of an old revolver?
 

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Ancient Gaseous Emanation
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IF anyone bothers to check, it will decrease collector value. In my experience no one bothers to check internals. All anyone seems to check is if the firearm functions properly, or not. External appearances are of prime importance, though.

I have made internal parts for old Colt revolvers that were nonfunctioning and their values increased just because they were now working properly.

Personally, I don't consider a firearm to be 'old' until it reaches its one hundreth birthday.
 
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