Colt New Army.38LC with a 3” bbl.?
WANTED: Police & Company issued revolvers!!!!
A quick check of Bob Best‘s book shows that the civilian variants were sold with 3“, 4.5“, and 6“ as standard lengths, and I can‘t find any indication that the 3“ variant was particularly rare.
It‘s different for the military version, which according to Best is very rare and should only be bought after verification by archive letter.
In my experience the 3" barrel is the hardest one to find. I would also define it as scarce.
Here is a link to an 1889 Navy with a three inch barrel and original nickel finish. I saw this revolver at the Texas Gun Collector Show in Waco last weekend. The pictures represents the revolver fairly. I have no ownership and no financial interest.
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A 3" New Army/Navy in high condition is a hard gun to find. I'd love to have one.
I have one, and consider them scarce. I think I read somewhere that the 3" models are worth about 1/3 more than the others.
Last edited by Wyatt Burp; 05-08-2019 at 10:08 AM.