Why do some have the serial number on the loading gate and some not. Does it go by generation?
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Not all Colt models used the same gate numbering system. Some models shifted their gate numbering system all through production. A good example of the latter is the Colt M1878 DA, which sometimes used an assembly number, and at other times used a partial serial number.
If a gate has no number, then I would suspect a replaced gate. Those case hardened gates sometimes broke off where the shaft section meets with the external gate. I have seen several examples of this brittle failure.
I have 3 third gens with partial serial numbers, they are all Custom Shop
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I’ve had three third gen guns and they all have had the last three digits on them. Pete
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