yep, $3,000+ for the 8" if its mint. check gunbroker, etc for estimates.
The "Snake Gun" market is being ruined by a few with BIG cash RE: the guy, Louie on Gunfather TV show Outdoor Channel or Sportsman's channel. He went to Wanamacher Gun Show in Tulsa, bought all he could carry out. takes them back to his gun shop in Montana, cleans em up, puts them in a NEW Colt box with NEW paper work, and makes $1,000 on each one.
I want one VERY bad too. I saw one at the Lewisville Gun Show 4" blue, $3100, I offered $2500, no sale, he would go $2800, I passed...
It's a crazy market that a few are driving up.
If you can get one for $1600 JUMP ON IT !!!!!!