Identity and Date of Manufacture of Colt Revolvers

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  1. BigBlue 94

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    Ask and thou shall receive! Please excuse the phone pics...

    It is pictured with a 1928 Colt Shooting Master 38 in 38 special. And it appears the 32 is a 4" barrel.

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  3. BigBlue 94

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    Thank you. My grandpa had pretty good taste, most of the time!

    Amy clue on the 1964 vs 1967 discrepancy from the colt website?

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    According to the Colt Fever article, the overlapping grips were fitted to the PPS starting in '66. If correct that would make yours a '67. As far as the contradictory info from Colt.....many paper records were lost over the years due to water and fire damage- or simply lost. Converting those old paper ledgers into digital format, inconsistencies are bound to pop up. Heck, Smith and Wesson wont even try to nail down a M10s birthday within less than a decade or so.
     
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    Great, thanks! Not that its a big difference. Not like 25 years or something.
     
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    I'm looking for help with a Colt Cobra. When I look up the serial numbers it comes up 1918 Goverment the serial is C99726 it looks to be in the mid to late seventies or very early eighties gun
     

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  7. BigBlue 94

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    Where are you pulling the serial from? Inside the crane? I tried a couple variations of that and didnt come up with any cobras.
     
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    I found one website that listed C99726 as a 1970 Cobra, but that is a 2nd Gen which didnt debut until 1973 supposedly.
     
  9. Polwop66

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    Model 26 Chief's Special, picked up yesterday. 5 Shot, 1 7/8" barrel, Serial number J127044 which I think places it being shipped from the factory around 1969-1970, but would love to know more and for sure. Super clean gun, nice and tight, and probably the sweetest DA trigger on any of my Smith's. IMG_0516.jpg
     
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    Wrong thread, this is the Colt thread.
     
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    Whoops. I need to pick up a matching Colt Detective....my Dad has one from the 60’s.
     
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    And I need an Anaconda in .45 Colt
     
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    Short story, anyone know if any truth to it? Many years ago, A guy had a very nice .22 Peacemaker Buntline for sale. He claimed to be a collector at some point in his life. He told me that it used to have a 9” barrel. Something happened to the barrel and he sent it back to the factory. Rather than replacing the barrel with another 9”, they cut it down to 7” and sent it back to him. Is it possible this story is true? I think that I gave him 125.00 for it back in the mid 80s. F7113725-E692-48EF-90C1-8132887C5E0F.jpeg CA3F79A5-1CE3-435E-A83D-B31F16FD4536.jpeg C68647E3-1061-4964-977F-918EF9B0DC94.jpeg Any other knowledge about this piece would be much appreciated.

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