For the record, I sent Mr. Dodge a personal apology to augment the public forum apology. Concur with Nimbles that benefit of the doubt would have been nice.
Have been saving for this model for quite some time and Mr. Dodge's price is quite fair for the gun in such fine condition. Prior to reading Mr. Dodge's post, I had identified one in AZ that shows more wear but has been back to Colt. Therefore, the decision is based around more $$ for a better condition gun (to be expected) and time/effort required if the gun needs to go back to Colt.
No argument that my post would have been better delivered privately to Mr. Dodge. However, the accusation that I have no interest in the gun or was trying to stir the part is inaccurate and baseless.