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    Interesting 2 digit New Service.

    This is advertised in NSW - not too cheap for "fair condition". Altcar is, I believe, a village in England. The "Colt Gun Competition"? Wonder what first prize was?

    Calibre/Item: 455 Eley
    Make: Colt
    Model: Service
    Action: Revolver
    Barrel Length: 5.5 inches
    Serial No: 19
    Condition: Fair
    Price:$4350
    Advertised:16/08/2019

    Comment: Complete with authentication from Colt's Historian confirming Serial Number 19 was shipped to colts London Agency 16th March 1899. This revolver is engraved on the back strap with the same words as on the case plate. Genuine condition and open to offers.
    Transfering dealer: Custom 37, 37 Wirraway St.Taminda Industrial Estate Tamworth NSW



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    I never get tired of hearing about those great old New Services - thanks for sharing!
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    I love low serial numbers. That’s only about $3,000 U.S. I would buy it if it were sold in the U.S. I bought quite a few guns from the Skelton collection, but they were brought from Australia and sold here.

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    In 1899 in a Colt competition the first prize would almost certainly have to be a Bisley or another SAA variant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WinstonWolfe View Post
    I love low serial numbers. That’s only about $3,000 U.S. I would buy it if it were sold in the U.S. I bought quite a few guns from the Skelton collection, but they were brought from Australia and sold here.
    Probably worth the $$. First year manufacture and cased. Depends on the provenance I guess - what could be dug up on Vernon and Fairbank?
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    A very interesting early Colt New Service. Based on my own experience in getting Colt letters on very low SN's, this one could have been a "no-record" gun. This is a prize collector's piece, with a bonus factory letter to back it up.
    Last edited by victorio1sw; 08-16-2019 at 03:10 PM.
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    Awesome New Service. I absolutely love them. Someday when I grow up I would love one in 357!

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    That is still a wee bit pricy for a New Service 455.

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    When picking up a Colt New Service I can close my eyes n' have visions of Sgt Preston of the Yukon trudging through the snow in search of the bad guys. Or seeing Ramar of the Jungle coming to the rescue once again. Even RCMP Sergent Millen (Lee Marvin) in the movie Death Hunt, doing his duty. There's just 'something' about a Colt New Service . . .

    Showing a 5 1/2" New Service .44 Special with Stag grips - a splendid shooter it is.
    A 4" New Service in .357 magnum.
    One notices the weight difference between .38 caliber and .44 caliber holes in the cylinder/barrel.
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