This is something I always wondered about, even way back when I was getting into guns: Colt single action army revolvers (Peacemakers) have always been way expensive. Given that Colt has been producing these guns in pretty much the same format since 1873 or threabouts and must have sold a jillion of them, why do they cost so much? It's not like they are trying to recoup design or tooling expenses after all these years. Do these weapons take a lot of hand work to produce, or what? Thank in advance for any enlightenment!