Cavalry Model Serial 1889 the kind of good and the bad and the ugly
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    Cavalry Model Serial 1889 the kind of good and the bad and the ugly

    Thought you guys might get a kick out of seeing this one. It's been there and done that and has the knots on its' head to prove it.

    By the way...if anyone has 22 rimfire #1889 I have a factory letter for you. Some previous owner sent in for a letter on this one and they got the only letter colt had for #1889.

    Serial 1889 U.S. Cavalry
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    Is that your Colt, if not where is it. ?
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    It’s mine.
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    Very nice. may I have it?
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    Very nice... Love that look for sure. Thanks for sharing it with us all here.
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    Jim, Your SAA with SN 1889 has certainly seen a lot of service and modifications over the years. It is interesting that the only SN 1889 that Colt could supply a letter for was the one in the .22 caliber Rim-fire range.
    I suspect the odds of one of our readers finding that 22 caliber one are slim, but if someone does find it, keep us informed.

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    Talked to records and they also had a record for a 44 rimfire with the serial number 1889 that was earlier than 1888.
    This gun is certainly an Ainesworth with italic barrel address and early 2 line patent date and no caliber on shoulder of TG.
    I usually don't do U.S. guns but it was part of a deal. Next show I make it will get put out. Here is a scan of the .22 rimfire letter.
    1853 1871 1873 are all .22 rimfires x 7-1/2 and 1891 is an engraved 44 rimfire x 7-1/2.

    IMG_7191.jpg
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    Jim, I thought there were only two SN ranges for 1st gen SAA's: One range for center-fire and one range for rim-fire. Since I have never owned a rim-fire SAA, I never read enough to educate myself on this matter.
    Thanks for this clarification!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by saintclair View Post
    Jim, I thought there were only two SN ranges for 1st gen SAA's: One range for center-fire and one range for rim-fire. Since I have never owned a rim-fire SAA, I never read enough to educate myself on this matter.
    Thanks for this clarification!!
    I think there may have been a glitch in the records that allowed the same serial number to show up 2 times....once as a 44 rimfire and once as a 22 rimfire or it could be that they are one and the same gun and the earlier shipped 44 rimfire was sent back and reshipped as a 22 rimfire later....with the italic barrel address and 2 line patent dates on this one and the dipped out spot on the frame where the U.S. would have been along with all the little A's where they should be paints this one as just an early cavalry model.
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    Jim, Thanks for the clarification!!
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