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    Special feature - Furnished with a B. P. Catch

    Curiosity has the best of me. I saw on a Colt letter : "Special feature - Furnished with a B. P. Catch" the gun was shipped in 1896 and has the modern style spring-loaded base pin release. Can someone explain what this is to a novice collector.
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    Bull puckey??

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    This all started with one gun!
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    Post this over in the Colt Archive sticky thread in the Lounge sub-forum, and perhaps Paul will see it and post an answer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Monsai52 View Post
    Post this over in the Colt Archive sticky thread in the Lounge sub-forum, and perhaps Paul will see it and post an answer.

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    Thanks, I just did as you suggested.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikebiker View Post
    As good a guess as any but Bridgeport is one word and I would not think B. P. would but short for it but who knows?
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    Could it have gone back to have the frame drilled for the cp?

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    Maybe B.P. stands for Button Push?
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    Two things come to mind for B.P.: Black Powder and Base Pin. In 1896 I do not believe that Colt would have referred to the earlier frames as "Black Powder" as we do today. So, i suspect the B.P. was for Base Pin. Since the transition from screw in retainer to the spring loaded retainer was began in that time frame a customer wanted the new type of release/catch and to be sure he got it instead of the screw in frame type he requested it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LeverActionBill View Post
    Could it have gone back to have the frame drilled for the cp?
    Maybe but if so why not say C.P. instead of B. P. ?
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