I just acquired this exact pistol I thought the stainless would be worth the most but I found that the nickel could bring up to $1,100 only 50 built 750 on the stainless at $750.
My 1860 needs repaired, cylinder locks on half cock. I think it's the small beveled spur on side of hammer needs rebuilt (if that is possible) I do not think hammer is stainless because a magnet will stick to it, whereas the magnet will not stick to cylinder, so I am hoping there is a smith that can repair it.
Anyone have any suggestions for a good gun smith. Thanks for reading my rambling on.