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what did I buy?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by jhnrckr, Sep 30, 2011.

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  1. jhnrckr

    jhnrckr Member

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    I bought this old colt without knowing much about it . it was sold as a "colt .38 DA." Looks kinda like an 1894 but the trigger guard is different.
     

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  2. Maple_City_Woodsman

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    It is an early model, but I don't think 1894. I would say an early model from 1910s to the last 20's?
     
  3. 451 Detonics

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    Serial number will help date it...
     
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    Better check Mine looks like that is a Colt 38 long . my father bought it used in 1920 when he was running bootleg beer. In the windy city.
     
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    That is a variation of the New Army/Navy, probably a commercial model. You didn't give enough information to be sure. The stocks are wrong for the time period, the model was dropped in 1907/08 and replaced with the Army Special, very different gun and much stronger and more modern in design. Your Colt is chambered for 38 Long Colt, never fire 38 Special in it, even though the 38 Special will chamber. That's it with so little information. A serial number (on the bottom of the frame) would help date your revolver.
     
  6. savit260

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    Looks like a model 1892 new army to me with newer grips.
     
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    serial 3208 and on the botttom of the grip frame 282911

    looks like plastic grips installed
     
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    Looks a lot like the S/N dates to 1907, but that is sometimes debatable!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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