Maybe Bob Best or someone will know if a military Colt DA .38 left wheeler model ever had a cylinder release latch without the assbly or serial number on it. I looked at it too quickly today to take good mental notes but it had a lanyard ring (could have been added during refurb), inspectors initials on left side (I think Renaldo A. Carr), no acceptance date on left, military number on butt, forgot to look at model number. Stocks were longer front to rear than my 1903 and cartouches were either absent or hard to see. It wasn't in too bad condition, tight action and they were asking $265 but would dicker. I just was doubtful about the cylinder release.