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Colt 1878 DA 2nd year production

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Snagged this on GB awhile back. Made in 1879. Factory letter has been ordered. A couple of neat things going for it. It has the Hartford/London barrel address but has no British Proofs. Caliber is .45lc. 1st style (non-serrated nut) fat wood grips on the oversize grip frame. Not in pristine condition, probably 40%-50% or less with tight action and excellent bore. Thanks.

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Interesting point that it has a London barrel address and shipped to NYC. On the 1878's of this period did they number the barrels?
I've got a 6400 range nickel 45 but I haven't taken the housing off of it and didnt know if I wasting my time to look for a number or not.
An interesting observation is that the 1878's used the oval ejector rod head which was not used on the SAA's until 1881. Regards.
That is true I've never seen a 1878 with a donut head.
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