Well i have a 4" am looking to get a 6" .
Judge ,does this one have a dual tone finish or is the lighting just wrong,what about the polished muzzle ? this one does not have it ,is that correct for this late '61' model.
I am not Judge and Judge is much more knowledgeable than me
, but I do know a little about these. These later ones do not have the Dual Tone finish or "polished muzzle". This one does not have Dual Tone.
This gun makes me scratch my head with the SN#. My "very Late 1960/Early61" NIB 4 inch model was one of the last shipped according to the 3rd edition of TBOCF. And it is the only one which I ever seen shipped in a Trooper box. I had heard rumors of this but never verified until I got this gun. There is no doubt the box is original, there are about 4 or 5 things which verify this, stamps on box, box numbered, stamps on paperwork inside, and original test target. Mine is very very close to that 28000 range "cutoff" according to the book. This gun is 1600/+ higher SN# than mine. I know you can never say never with Colt and they may have had some parts left they didn't know about. Finish does LOOK 100% original to me from what I can tell of the pics, but I took this seller off of my "trustworthy" list along time ago, because I have seen him pass A BUNCH of fake stuff. And I mean a Bunch of fake "NIB packages" including the best I can remember, a couple of refinished guns as original.