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    Thank you d'wheel. Newer guns aren't listed must...

    Thank you d'wheel. Newer guns aren't listed must be the answer.
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    serial number search

    Is it me or is there something wrong with the serial number search function in the customer services section of colt's web site colt.com?
  3. Thread: Recoil Spring

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    Many thanks to 824tsv for a rapid answer.

    Many thanks to 824tsv for a rapid answer.
  4. Thread: Recoil Spring

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    Recoil Spring

    What does a green recoil spring mean in a 1911 Government Model?
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    Yes. My series 80 1911 super 38 (2011) has...

    Yes. My series 80 1911 super 38 (2011) has ripples in the bore just ahead of the chamber and it grouped like a shotgun. Lapped the bore with valve grinding compound with emphasis on the ripples and...
  6. Thread: 38 Super +P

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    38 Super +P

    305778305786305794305802305810I have a used (new to me) blued 1911 with the "100 years of service" roll mark in excellent condition. I'm looking for loading data for 130 grain FMJ bullets from...
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    $450+

    $450+
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    61863"T" and "O", thanks for the replies. The...

    61863"T" and "O", thanks for the replies. The Brits created an odd looking loaded round and I'll post a pic of my reload. It sounds to me that the operating pressure info is the key in this case. ie:...
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    This revolver is in good shape; serial number...

    This revolver is in good shape; serial number 3724xx. Circa 1935?
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    Police Positive 38

    Is it safe to fire British service 38/200 loads in a Colt Police Positive? The 200 grain bullet has a published velocity of about 630 f.p.s.
    The overall length of the loaded round is not too long...
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    My SAA #S33936A has the pressed in bushing.

    My SAA #S33936A has the pressed in bushing.
  12. SKW: Thanks for the reply. If your barrel has...

    SKW: Thanks for the reply. If your barrel has the half moon style front sight, it's what I am looking for.
  13. WTB 2" barrel for pre-war official police

    Looking for a blued pre-war 2" barrel for an OFFICIAL POLICE 38 revolver. It should have a half-moon front sight.
  14. Thread: Colt SP1

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    Just for comparison, I have an SP1 purchased new...

    Just for comparison, I have an SP1 purchased new in 1980. I have fired many, many, many military surplus cartridges through it with no problems. It happily accepts all commercial and military ammo....
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    My questions have been answered and I learned...

    My questions have been answered and I learned plenty. defariswheel noted that Colt laboriously tapered the barrel. Boge showed how it was done---the tapering process was very laborious indeed and...
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    I do not know the meaning of the heart stamp....

    I do not know the meaning of the heart stamp. Coop48 is on the right track in his post #15. However, since it's such a sweet shooter, I would like to think that muleskinner is right in his post #16....
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    Python--tapered bore

    I read in the excellent article The Colt Python that has been referred to in this forum. In that article, it was said that the Python was designed with a tapered bore. Quote: "Uniquely, the Python...
  18. Thread: Beater python

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    Here is a 1983 vintage Python that was retired...

    Here is a 1983 vintage Python that was retired from the Florida Highway Patrol. It still has the "bank vault lock up" and is a very good shooter. Colt75 recalled correctly in post #8.
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    Many, many thanks to A1A and thecoltguy for your...

    Many, many thanks to A1A and thecoltguy for your replies. In an answer to Oyeboten, the story continues.... I "rescued" the Colt (#632912) from a pawn shop because I had never seen a round butt...
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    2" Pre-war Official Police---yet again

    Please help resolve whether or not this O.P. has an original round butt. My Colt letter says that it was shipped to the Boston P.D. in 1941, blued, 3 1/2 pound trigger pull and with a 2" barrel. No...
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    367933679436795 Here's a 1983 nickeled Python...

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    Here's a 1983 nickeled Python the has an "N" on the lower right and a "Z" on the lower left of its grip frame.
  22. I have a post-war 4" blued barrel. Has original...

    I have a post-war 4" blued barrel. Has original blue with holster wear from the muzzle to half way up the barrel on both sides. Top and bottom of barrel excellent. Left side of barrel is marked...
  23. Signal_20: I have two shooter grade 3rd gen 4...

    Signal_20: I have two shooter grade 3rd gen 4 3/4" .357's from 1980. both are in great condition (no mechanical issues). One has it's original box which is worn. One has a better fit and finish...
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    ThePainkiller: I'm not an expert here, just a...

    ThePainkiller: I'm not an expert here, just a mere mortal who has experienced similar problems that you have. Additionally, I have experienced some pierced primers. First, I did what MtnSpur has...
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    Here's a PP 38 from 1917.31225The serial number...

    Here's a PP 38 from 1917.31225The serial number is 91359.
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