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    The Odds of Same Shipping Destination

    What are the odds of consecutively numbered guns having the same shipping location? I have a 1st gen gun that I don’t have a letter or know shipping destination. I do know the shipping destination of the two guns numbered one precious and one later. Those two go to an interesting location and I am debating getting a letter on mine. Would it be correct to assume that all three went to the same place?

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    I would. What interesting place?
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    Its only $150 I would do it
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    Always looking to purchase 1st generation colt SAA's lettered to any where in Arizona.

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    I concur with the recommendations above, get the letter. With that said, what is the sn range? Knowing that might help some knowledgeable folks assist in predicting if yours was likely in a multi-gun shipment.
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    Serial number puts it in 1900 and the two on either side of it went to Copper Queen Mining Co in Arizona Territory. That’s the most interesting one I would have if it turns out that way.

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    I believe the odds that consecutive guns where shipped to same distributor is actually quite high. Back in the 19th century, there were fewer gun distributors. I don't know about Colt, but I know there was a time when S&W used only one distributor for all of their guns nationwide. Specifically, I have a S&W history letter that says J W Storrs, in New York City, was S&W's only agent from 1857 to 1869.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MarshalC View Post
    Serial number puts it in 1900 and the two on either side of it went to Copper Queen Mining Co in Arizona Territory. That’s the most interesting one I would have if it turns out that way.
    If it is a Copper Queen and you want to sell it I am interested in it
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    Have you checked the list of Colt SAA's that were shipped to the Copper Queen Mine that are in the listing of historical guns listed in the sticky section of the forum?

    https://www.coltforum.com/forums/sin...73-1940-a.html

    Your gun might be listed?
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    There is also a list in Cochran's Colt Peacemaker Encyclopedia.

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    I've got a 4-3/4 45 ejectorless. The consec gun one number below was shipped with it in a 2 gun shipment. But it having a ejectorless frame probably increases the odds of a consecutive shipment since ejectorless frames were made in batches.
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