Hi all. I've been reading so much the last few days my eyes are killing me...and I'm still confused, every post and forum I can find. A good friend asked if I was interested in buying a revolver he had and I said I'd like to see it. I"ve shotgun hunted and shot handguns all my life but never had or shot a SA Colt....and I still haven't. Anyway, the research I've done makes me inclined to think it's a 2nd gen, with serial nuber beginning with 338XXX. No "s", no "a" that I can see. I took it to what I've been told is a reputable gunsmith in town and he said it's definitley a 3rd gen...but he couldn't explain the serial number not having the "S" or "A". It has a spring push pin and a removable bushing. The last two digits of the serial number are stamped on the cylinder. The serial number is also on the frame (twice) visable when the grip is removed. There appears to be a "1" or "I" with what looks like a tiny triangle stamped on to the left side of the trigger guard. I started a photobucket account and uploaded pictures to it, but I cant figure out how to let you all see them.....(where are my kids when I need them)..anyway any help you all would have would be great. I'm convinced I need to own a SA Colt!