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Are Colt revolvers test fired at the factory? I am looking into a NIB (?) Magnum Carry and it certainly looks New, but shows *slight* powder burn marks on the cylinder. If this was a S&W it would be correct since Smith does not clean the guns after test fire at the factory.

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As above, firearms are proof fired and function fired at the factory.

Years ago, Colt had men who's job it was to test fire Colt's on their in-house shooting range to check functioning and accuracy.
I believe they still do this today.

All firearms are also proof fired with special, over-pressure "proof" loads. These over-pressure loads are to insure the gun have no hidden flaws that would make them fail.

If you look at the left front side of your Colt revolver, you will see a tiny stamp of a "VP" in a triangle.

This is Colt's "Verified Proof" stamp, found on all their pistols. This is applied to signify that the pistol was proof fired and passed the test.
 

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Thanks for the reples. Defaris you are a wealth of useful information as always!

I am now the proud owner of a nice little Magnum Carry.
 
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