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  1. Colt 1901 Serial Number confusion

    Colt Revolvers
    Hi, first time posting. I recently aquired a Colt Model 1901. The serial number behind the cylinder and on the cylinder release is 2229. It is marked US ARMY No. 62229 on the butt. According to Colt Serial number lookup, seial number 2229 was made in 1892. But it is a model 1901 AND it has a MAR...
  2. Serial Number Anomaly

    Single Action Army
    It's my understanding that Colt switched to the spring-loaded, horizontal base-pin release with serial number 164,100. I recently encountered a SSA in the 163xxx range with the horizontal base pin release. The piece appears never to have been refinished, and all serial numbers match. Any...
  3. Questions about a Colt Model 1908 .25ACP

    Colt Semiauto Pistols
    I am hoping that someone may be able to provide some info or point me in the right direction to seek further input. I recently bought a Colt Model 1908 “Vest Pocket” .25ACP Pistol. The serial number on is marked as C49. The inside of the slide and the barrel are both stamped “KK”. There is a...
  4. New Service 38 WCF

    Colt Revolvers
    Hi everyone, I'm new to the forum, this is my first post. My grandfather recently passed down to me a New Service in 38 WCF. I will add some pictures. I have two questions: 1) does anyone know much about them? 2) where can I find the serial no.s? I want to register it but fear if any of the...
  5. 1911 serial number is C [24721] the brackets are there on the gun. ???

    Colt Semiauto Pistols
    its a government model, I know the C is for commercial but the brackets/bars around the 4 digit serial number is throwing me off. any guidance out there?? Thanks in advance. Ross

    Colt Revolvers
  7. New Frontier Single Action Army serial numbers by year

    Single Action Army
    Date - Start / Finish 1961 - 3000NF / 3005NF 1962 - 3006NF / 3849NF 1963 - 3850NF / 4699NF 1964 - 4700NF / 4974NF 1965 - 4975NF / 5399NF 1966 - 5400NF / 5674NF 1967 - 5675NF / 5699NF 1968 - 5700NF / 5899NF 1969 - 5900NF / 5924NF 1970 - 5935NF / 6874NF 1971 - 6875NF / 7049NF 1972 - 7050NF /...
  8. Can't Find Serial Number

    Colt Revolvers
    I have a Colt Diamondback .38 CTG revolver with a 6" barrel. I can not locate the serial number. I read on another site that it's "on the butt"...I took off the grips and din't find any numbers anywhere on the frame. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!
  9. Woodsman owner from NH with an interesting tale

    New Members Introduction
    So. Second generation gun enthusiast. My Dad passed over 15 years ago. Before that time he asked me what he should do with his collection. I was not ready for that question and I was living on the left coast raising a family. I responded, sell all but the .22s. Yes, there was a beautiful...
  10. Colt DA 38 serial number

    Colt Revolvers
    Good Morning, I have a nickel plated DA 38 revolver with a 3 inch barrel and walnut grips in very good condition. The nickel plating is in excellent shape. This revolver was given to my dad (a gunsmith) by a Fed some 50 years ago. I remember the event but not any of the conversation. My...