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I was given a Colt Cobra in nickel finish. I looked on Proofhouse to see what year it is, but dont see the seril listed . It is 78XXXR but on Proofhouse it says 1977 ends with 71400R In 1978, Proofhouse shows only 63401 R
Any help out there???
 

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That is an obvious transcription error (of which there are several). Look at the ending serial for 1976. Look familiar? I believe the beginning R suffix serial for 1977 should be 71401R. If you look in the second referenced link in this sticky post from the top of the topic http://www.coltforum.com/forums/colt-revolvers/7348-dob-date-birth-questions-please-look.html, you will see that there are no R suffix serials in 1979. That means that all R suffix serials higher than 71401R relate to 1978. Perhaps1978 should have read 71401R - 99999R like the M suffixes Makes more sense that way. :)
 
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