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vdm, thank you for the information. I forgot to mention it's a target model. One thing concerns me is the last patent date is Oct. 5, 1926. which would indicate to me a barrel replacement. ???????? That being the case, it's not a good deal.

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One thing concerns me is the last patent date is Oct. 5, 1926. which would indicate to me a barrel replacement. ???????? That being the case, it's not a good deal.



[/ QUOTE ] officers serials are confusing, you may double check the serial at www.proofhouse.com a photo of the gun would be nice{hint} gun can be dated by it`s features with a photo, would like to see the stocks. welcome aboard /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
 

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Finally, the board's back up!!

I'll post pictures tomorrow. Beautiful grips, not much wear anywhere.
 

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beautiful gun. its an early one in the army spl serial range and i agree the dom is 1916. love those early deep dish medallion stocks which weren`t produced too long. i would suspect you are correct about the bbl, it should have july 05 as LAST patent date. is there a factory rework mark on the right side rear of the triggerguard?? never the less a fine revolver /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
 

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Re: Here\'s pictures

On the left front of the triggerguard is what looks like a triangle boxed P. /P\ which I interpreted to be a proof mark. On the rear of the left side of the triggerguard is a stamped x.

Since it appears to have had a barrel replacement, what do the Colt experts say on value? Bore is like new.
 

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the vp stands for verified proof, all colt guns post 1905 were so marked to show they had been proof tested. the x at rear t/g is an inspectors stamp, there are usally several single letter inspectors stamps at different locations: on frame under stocks and in the crane area and left side rear t/g. a rework stamp is sometimes found at right rear t/g when gun has been back to colt for service i think amperstand is most common. still a nice example i recently bought a simular gun , condition was not nearly as good with 7.5 in bbl for 375$.
 

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What would the Colt collectors do?????

icdux1,
I appreciate all the information. No factory rework stamp that I can see. The quandry is to keep it in my collection or return it considering the rework and what I have in it.....it is nice. This is my first foray into civilian collectibles and I just don't want to be stuck with something that has not much value to a collector. Bums me out it's not the original barrel. Of course there is always NGD the 10th.
 
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