Rookie here, looking to scrape together a small shop piece by piece. I've been looking for anvils in WI and have been put off by the prices. Today, I found one in a broken down shed. I took some bad pictures with my phone. There's an upside down triangle on one side so I assume it's Columbian. It's really really rusty and has a chip out of the bottom corner of the heel.
First off, can this be saved? It hasn't been used in decades. It has nice ring and rebound when hit with a wrench (that's all I had on hand).
Any idea what I should offer for it? What would be a can't lose price? Does anyone have experience restoring something this bad?
Of course, I realize opinions are only that. I don't expect a firm answer and will make the decision on my own.