After calling in store owner Rick Harrison's gun expert to examine the pistol, they determined it had some minor refinishings as well as newer grips. If the gun had been completely original, it could have been sold for more than $40,000.
But with the alterations, they determined it was worth between $8,000 and $12,000. Rick wasn't the only one who thought the gun was nice find. On Twitter, fans wrote about how "cool looking" it was and how much they wanted it.
As for the man, he ended up selling the gun to Rick for $6,000. He was happy with the sale, and he said he thought that "lady friend" would be too.
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