Swamprat knows my passion for .38 special, so when he sent me photos to this beauty, I said WOW. I am not sure what calibre it started out as in 1899, because I will need a letter, but it is now a .38 special. Fariam asked why there is an address on the right side of the barrel above the ejector rod and weagle answered him it is a factory replacement barrel. The .38 special was such a popular calibre that some first generations were sent back to be converted. This one just came in, and I think a letter will be in order, even if only to find out how it started its Colt SAA life. All numbers match and I like the stocks, so here a few photos. Oh and by the way, I have an original 1st generation .38 special coming, one of 1365, and it does have a letter. I like SAA's and .38's, what a great combination.