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Hi all,
I am new to this board, wondering if anyone knew the history or value of this gun I am in possession of.

It is a Colt DA 41 Patented 09/19/1871
9/05/1875 and 01/18/1875
Colt PTFA manufacturing company, Hartford Conneticut.
Serial #120518

It is a lightning model.
Any help on this would be appreciated.
Thanks in advance
Bill
 

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The Model of 1877, designed by William Mason, was introduced in that year as Colt's first production DA revolver. Offered in .38 Long Colt & .41 Long Colt (plus a rare few in .32 Long Colt), the .38 version is called the "Lightning," but the .41 is referred to as the "Thunderer." Production was halted in 1909-10; your SN indicates it was produced c. 1900. The design has a reputation as being fragile and a gunsmith's nightmare to work on.

Values from last year's Blue Book (23rd Ed.) are: 100%= $1800; 98%= $1600; 95%= $1150; 90%= $975; 80%= $875; 70%= $775; 60%= $675; 50%= $600; 40%= $525; 30%= $450; 20%= $325; 10%= $285.

Steve

[This message has been edited by LWCmdr45 (edited 11-13-2003).]
 

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Colt DA 41

I have a Colt DA 41. Pat date Aug 5 1884. Mfg date Nov 6 "88 Mar 5 "95. SN 131689. The gun is in pretty good shape for its age. It is said to have a history of a law man owning the pistol. I am just wondering if it is worth anything.
 
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