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    Ron, I do not know how you could be here since 2011, with 2,075 posts, and not know who Olle(Olof) is. I thought your posts and accusations were very rude, and I think you own him and apology here for all to see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lubrecon View Post
    Ignorance is bliss Olle. We know who you are and what you do, for each of us and the Forum in general. You are a master at your craft, and whose knowledge about guns, grips, and all things related to smithing is nonpareil. Thanks for your help.....the grease worked exactly as you said it would.

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    A good point since it shoots ok,but I would still like to know(as Paul Harvey used to say) the rest of the story

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    Quote Originally Posted by mycroft View Post
    A good point since it shoots ok,but I would still like to know(as Paul Harvey used to say) the rest of the story
    so it has a born on date of 1978 and you got it in the early 80s. I assume it was a used gun when you bought it. Given that it was only a few years old when you got it, the best guess is that the cylinder got damaged somehow and somebody before you replaced it. Short of tracking down the first owner, you will never really know.

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    I brought this issue up earlier this year in another post and some folks commented on strike year guns. On my similar gun there are non matching numbers on frame and crane. Last 3 digits on crane is in the 800ís and frame 900ís. Iíve confirmed my brother bought this gun new. I also spoke to Colt and the guy didnít seem impressed and said Ďall we go by is whatís on he frameí. Iím assuming an assembly error especially since the numbers are so close it would be weird to be a later repair or replacement. I understand with cars numbers matching means something but in this case Iím not worried especially since I donít plan on selling.


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    If I get info from Colt as to where the two serial numbered guns were shipped I might stand a chance.If one went to say Chicago and the other to L A I am probably dead in the water but if the went to the same place or somewhere in close proximity I might have a chance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Max_Power View Post
    I checked the colts I have here in Der Vaterland (one DB in .22LR and a Python) and both the frames and cylinder cranes have matching S/Ns. Cannot speak for my colt wheel guns that are Stateside but would guess the same.
    Just returned from a visit with Ollie,I believe the mystery is solved.He is satisfied the gun came from the factory as I have it now.If he reads this
    he can say how satisfied he is in that regard.Thanks Ollie it was a pleasure meeting you and learning a thing or two.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mycroft View Post
    Just returned from a visit with Ollie,I believe the mystery is solved.He is satisfied the gun came from the factory as I have it now.If he reads this
    he can say how satisfied he is in that regard.Thanks Ollie it was a pleasure meeting you and learning a thing or two.
    It was a pleasure meeting you and your wife as well! I looked over the gun really good, and the finish is no doubt factory original nickel. Took the side plate off to check the serial number, and it matches the frame. The crane fit is perfect and there are no signs of retrofitting, just the usual marks from factory fitting. Making a replacement crane fit that well and blend in with the frame contour would be darn near impossible without disturbing the frame finish in the process, so everything I saw indicates a factory mistake.
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    Great thread.
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    Ollie I have a few pictures and a story:

    Recently a friend showed me a gun with the following story.In 1934 his grandfather was killed in a truck accident.In his pocket they found this gun.It has been in the family since.My limited research ability tells me that it was made between 1899 and 1907.I have seen a few on line but none in this shape
    If you are so inclined take a look,I would be very interested in your thoughtsIMG_2112.JPGIMG_2113.JPGIMG_2115.JPG
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    I'm certainly not an expert on the early revolvers, but I believe it's a renickel. IIRC, they came with case hardened details from the factory, and some parts look a bit "buffed out". Nice gun though, wouldn't mind having one.

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