First, look at this....     This is a first generation Colt, made in 1884.  I got it for $500 because of it's "bad chrome refinish."   Almost all the markings have been scrubbed away, and you can see the poor condition of the grips.   I do like how the trigger, hammer, ejector housing and cylinder pin have been somehow coated with gold though.  It is a .44-40 and it is in excellent mechanical condition.  It is an honest shooter. Step 1 will be to get a letter from C