Elliot, I like that little Colt gem, too. A lot! I'm new to Colt revolvers, but I'm learning, mostly from the Forum. In May this year I bought a Colt PPS in .38 Spec. Not quite as nice as yours, and certainly one with many modifications, such as a re-barrel or chopped barrel, plus a filed down front sight. According to Proofhouse it was made in 1922. Serial number 2699XX. But she was a $200 bargain, shoots great and I carry her concealed. Now the hunt is on for some after-market Colt stocks. Enjoy your new beauty!