Jim, I had expected the marking to be as you posted, but it was of the older style.
See photo below:
How is the barrel marked on the caliber Terry? "Colt Single Action Army 38-40" ?
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This would have been during the Depression so nothing got thrown away and everything was re-purposed.
Is the matching serial number written on the bottom of the box.
This all started with one gun!
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I would like to view the box end label, but it does not show up for me? Jackson
Colt did this same thing in the '30's on their .32 Officers Model Targets. Apparently not enough of them were produced to make up a special label, so they just put a .32 sticker over the .38 nomenclature.
If one looks closely, there appears to be at least 3 label, each on top of the other. The bottom-most label is totally covered.
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All I can look at is the condition of the gun made in my birth year. The gun has held up better than me.