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Need date/identify Colt 38 revolver

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by JD Washnock, Sep 13, 2011.

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  1. JD Washnock

    JD Washnock Member

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    Have Colt 38 D.A. 6 shot revolver.Aug 5 1884 Nov 6 88 Mar 5 95 on top.. Serial 124 over 491 on butt. 802 on frame 3 places. 802 has a "N" under it on frame. Purchased 1963 New Orleans, LA.
     
  2. Jim Watson

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    Serial number and patent dates point to a New Army made in 1899.
    Caliber is .38 Long Colt, not Special, NO WAY .357 Magnum although magnums might go in the bored through cylinder.

    Pictures would be good to confirm that, though.
     
  3. JD Washnock

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    Thanks Colt 38

    I'll post some pics and thank you for the information, When purchased it had ivory grips of Dragons??
     
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    pic colt 38
     

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  5. Jim Watson

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    Yup.
    I think a New Army made in 1899 would be a Model 1896.
    Looks like it has been reblued.
    Ivory grips are a nice touch.
     
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