Wow your Colt is pricelessCool....let's me show my 1st yr again.
Seriously though, I appreciate seeing it. I've seen other very early guns pictured which seem to have a much darker bluing. The referenced gun is one of the first I've seen which seems to match mine. I'd pay big bucks for a new Colt if they could match the old finish.
Also, I'd pay big bucks for the style of checkered AMH. I've always thought it's gorgeous.