Can someone please send me a link so I can determine year of manufacture. These later Colt's were made of stainless steel, and were based on the King Cobra design. Most Colt revolvers had the same thread size and it was often possible to install a barrel from a totally different model on a frame. The second was a new small frame revolver, the. Colt Firearm Serial Number Lookup This is a discussion on Colt Firearm Serial Number Lookup within the Guns forums, part of the Gun Forum category; Colt has recently added a great feature, allowing you to look up your Colt firearm by entering the serial number.
The first owner died some 8-9 years ago, and the pistol has been stored since. In the 1970's Colt began to experience turbulence as a company. After World War Two, Colt began making more use of the. Special Versions: 1 Springfield Armory: U. If you truly want to know how to read Colt serial numbers then this article got something for you. It is a work in progress.
In the early 1980's Colt introduced stainless steel to their line of revolvers with the first stainless steel Pythons. On the letter are details of the firearm original specifications and features plus the delivery address as well. You currently have 0 posts. We use data about you for a number of purposes explained in the links below. The first Colt to have a double action trigger was the Model 1877.
New to the Forum and new to Colts. Being a small part of a huge corporation which Colt Firearms had founded, the corporation seemed unsure just what to do with the comparatively small Firearms Division. Attempting to make his mark, each ordered old models discontinued, new models to be introduced and the old discontinued models to be re-introduced. Serial numbers in this range were not run in order. This is though to be the finial inspectors stamp. Colt often mixed several models in the same serial number ranges or split models out by caliber.
These are some of the most highly-prized guns for collectors. You may spend a lot of money fixing things that weren't broken to begin with. You have to have your pictures hosted by photobucket, or similar website. Serial numbers 3,000,000 — 3,999,999 were reserved for General Motors, Hydromatic Division. Police Positive Target Second Issue. For the Colt letter, Colt will research their records for what info they have for your pistol, such as when shipped from the factory, to whom it was shipped, and any special factory features. You plug in the serial number and it will give you a list of guns it could be.
This was much faster than the old way of a Master assembler hand filing, stoning, and bending parts to build a gun. Also the Models 1894, 1895, 1896, 1901, and 1903 and the 1905 Marine Corp. But in mid 1970, the serial numbers are not a continuation of the previous ones. At this part, we will take a look at the meaning behind Colt serial numbers and prefix or suffix characters on a variety of guns. So mystery solved, mea culpa, and thanks again to all for the input. It was only in the 1990's that Colt finally developed a large frame revolver to replace the pre-War New Service. Most people were happy to get their gun repaired and since the barrel was entirely usable, most people didn't care that the gun was one model but the barrel was marked as something else.
Shoot at least 500 rounds through it first, then decide what you don't like and want to improve. Well, I'm posting to thank folks again for their input, and to eat crow for posting a strong statement it turns out I was wrong about. Swing-out cylinder models Model 1889 New Navy. A Colt single action model usually possesses 1 character prefix and 4 numerical digits. Single Action style loading gate models.
May 1917, 300 Colt 1911. Lid Most of the Colt 1911s I own are not in there yet. Combine them to one of the methods above and you should have little trouble absorbing Colt serial rules and regulations. A real Colt military receiver of that number would be a 1911, not a 1911A1 and would lack the crescent shaped finger clearance cuts behind the trigger. Thank you Dfariswheel for the information. Here I share my personal experience as well as my friend's reviews who also are outdoor addicted.
Police Positive Special Third Issue. » » Find the values for handguns produced by Colt: Need to find the value of a firearm made by Colt? The front of the frame is grooved, and, again I do not think Colt was doing that in 1995. I do have a question, what is your main reason for looking up the date of manufacture on your gun? In order to get the letter, you have to pay a certain amount of money, depend on your Colt model. An added issue is Colt's often confusing serial number system. Just picked up a Colt New Frontier 22 mag two cylinders and it looks like it has never been touched. They are very rare and rank in value with Singer models. Among the most prolific were the British and Belgians, who immediately began designing revolvers often with a double action trigger.