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  1. Single Action Army
    Hey y’all, I’m new to the forum but I was here to see if anyone would have any information on past owners of a gun I was passed down by my grandpa. It is 1900 SAA .38wcf with a 4 3/4 barrel. The serial number is 197880. As far as Ik my grandpas father bought it from a hitchhiker somewhere in...
  2. The Lounge
    Hello, I would like to kindly ask you for help? Is this an original colt gun? I wasn't able to find any similar gun on the internet? Do you recommend it please? Best,
  3. Colt Revolvers
    I would also like to know the best ammo for this revolver. Here’s some photos of some of the markings and numbers. Serial is 87k. Thanks again guy’s I’m trying to learn how to navigate this site. I lost my last thread or can’t find it!
  4. Colt Semiauto Pistols
    Is there a website that decrypts the Colt stamping on the Base Plate? I "believe" that the M in the upper Right is for METAL INDUSTRIES, I "believe" that the C in the upper Right is for CHECK MATE INDUSTRIES. What is the number in the bottom right, Machine Tracking Number? Are all magazines...
  5. The Lounge
    I have been researching, collecting, and buying Colt Optics (scopes, tactical red dot, rifle, handgun) sights for the past few years. I, and others, have heard there was a catalog put out by 'Colt Optics', but as of today, I have not been able to acquire or find one. I know Colt is associated...
  6. Colt Revolvers
    Just thought you all would like to see the only 1st gen Original Buntline special ever seen that’s not a flat top Documented by Colt and fine condition for being over 132 years old The buntline special that’s one serial number away from mine brought 550,000.00 at rock island auction Enjoy the...
  7. Colt Percussion Revolvers
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  8. The Lounge
    Recently, a Civil War Surgeon’s 1863 presentation cased, Tiffany enhanced, Colt revolver surfaced from the darkness of a long-term private collection. The Colt has been sold into a major Civil War medical collection, which will thoroughly describe and display the Colt at some point in the...
  9. The Lounge
    https://www.fool.com/investing/2021/09/25/why-us-gunmakers-could-soon-face-new-competition/?source=eptyholnk0000202&utm_source=yahoo-host&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=article His premise that CZ is now better positioned to compete for military contracts is fine, but he completely ignored all...
  10. Colt Semiauto Pistols
    As the title says it, I’m looking for old vintage ammo to display with some of my pistols. they would hopefully be period correct for the ear as well. Specifically, I’m looking for some boxes of 38 ACP for my Colt 1900, 1902 sporting, 1902 military, and my 1903 Hammered. A period correct box of...
  11. Colt Revolvers
    So I just came in possession of this beautiful colt .38 special, the box looks very old and it says police issued or something, really wanting to know more about it and it's worth
  12. Colt Revolvers
    I saw this one pop up and was excited. Seller states the finish is original, but I checked with Tyler at Colt Archives to verify this, and he informed me that it shipped out with blue finish originally. I know to some of you pros it's obvious, but I just wanted to let you guys know in case...
  13. Single Action Army
    All, This is a topic that I have cross-posted in both the Colt Forum & the Smith & Wesson Forum. My questions are for research I am conducting on firearms from the last half of the 19th century. Please understand that I am NOT trying to start a S&W vs. Colt or Chevy vs. Ford conflict. My...
  14. Single Action Army
    I am doing research on a firearm I have had in my family for some time. It is a Colt single action Army revolver. The gun is believed to be owned by famous lawman Bill Tilghman. Every time I start digging to get information I end up with a ton on unreliable info from online. I have an...
  15. Leather and Accessories
    Please bear with me this is the first time in my nearly 50 years on Earth posting anything on any type of forum. I have read my share of posting before and know it can be brutal if it’s posted in the wrong place,subject,format and so on. So here we go. I have a holster that belonged to my...
  16. Colt Semiauto Pistols
    Won this on gunbroker today. I was born in 1980 so this isn't a birth year gun, I have just always liked the look of the 50s era colt. Have turned down chances to buy one in the past thinking I would hold off until prices came down a bit....well that hasn't happened yet so I went for this one...
  17. Colt Long Guns
    Greetings! Anyone have any information on that upper receiver proof mark? Thanks in advance!
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