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Shrouded Pre 1972 Agent??????????

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Doug.38PR, Jun 17, 2006.

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  1. Doug.38PR

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    My dad just bought an ejector rod shrouded Colt Agent with a serial # of A8031## (actually that A8---- may actually be an AB---) I look at Proofhouse.com and that shows it to be made in 1969 or 1970. How can that be?
     
  2. dfariswheel

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    Unless it's a rebarrel job, it's probably an "AB" prefix, which is a post-1985 serial.

    The available Colt serials end with 1985, so to get a production date, just call Colt during business hours, and they'll give you a date over the phone.

    Since the shrouded heavy barrel didn't appear until 1972, if yours is a pre-72, it's been rebarreled.
     
  3. Doug.38PR

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    hmmmmm......now that I think about it, the barrel finish does look a little....different than the rest of the finish on the frame
     
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    That's normal.
    It's nearly impossible to get blued steel to perfectly match anodized aluminum.

    Check your serial number. I'll bet it's a post-1972 model.
     
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    It's still difficult to make out, I took a magnifine glass to it and held it under a lamp. It looks more like AB##### than A8#####. I'll call colt, as I need to do anyway, and ask them about it.
     
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    They will give you as production date over the phone, but NO other info.
    For that, you have to buy a Historical Letter.
     
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