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Let\'s See Your U.S. Issue Revolvers

I love those martial Colt wheel guns !

I'll start things with the U.S. M-1902 .45

 

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I have posted this one before, but I will put it up again as requested. It is the Model of 1909 Colt (and rig) shipped from the factory to the Manila Ordnance Depot as 1 of 1000 guns in the shipment of 6/9/11.

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Really nice guys . Thanks !

Here's another . M1903 DA38

 

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Don't have a picture of my M1917 Colt yet, but here are a couple.

1. US Smith & Wesson M&P Victory shipped 1943.



2. Smith & Wesson M&P New Zealand issue shipped 1942.


JT




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WOW! These are ALL beauties and I thank everyone for posting these great pictures. I enjoyed them all, very much. And the last one - rmvivas, Man, that's the nicest looking OP I've ever seen. I was beginning to get the notion that they came from the factory with worn blueing and cracked grips and bent front sights! I carried one of these for years and this beats any I'd ever seen in our PD locker! (I still maintain the OP is just a Python, stripped down to fighting weight!)
 

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Here's another non-martial Colt - an Army Special made in 1912. Shoots straight, and has the tightest lockup of any revolver I've ever owned, including new ones.




JT


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Very nice Colt's guys ! Here's another one of mine . DA38 US Navy





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ok how do i post my photo.
 

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Dear Sayer,

could you give us some backgroundinfo abuot the markings on your Colt?

Just curious,

Many Thanks,

Gunsmoke.
 

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Those are really some amazing older gun and look pretty robust for the time of manufacture. Gotta love those weapons from the past, although I'd be too worried I'd damage one to shoot it. Sure love to feel what they shoot like though......
 

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Pythonguy - I shoot turn-of-the-century Colt's regularly and still have ten fingers. As long as the timing is good, the chambers and barrel aren't pitted, and you fire decent ammo, you can TCOB!

We also have some guys in our local Colt club that shoot their percussion revolvers, too. So don't let a little old age dissuade you.
 

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"So don't let a little old age dissuade you"

That's no way to talk about those guys


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" Dear Sayer,
could you give us some backgroundinfo abuot the markings on your Colt?

Just curious,

Many Thanks,

Gunsmoke."

Sorry for the delayed response !

Colt New Navy Model of 1895

It was issued to the United States Navy (USN) about 1904 .
The anchor is a Navy symbol that was in use at the time .
38 DA is the military caliber designation for 38 Long Colt
Triangle with s inside is an inspector stamp
No17154 is a Navy property number
J.L.S. is Navy Inspector of Ordnance Lt. J.L. Sticht
The last number is the Colt assigned serial number .

Hopefully one our more knowledgable members will correct me if I am in error
Thanks :>)

Thanks to Bob Best for his fine book " A Study of Colt's New Army and Navy Patterns Double Action Revolvers" . I highly recommend it for anyone with interest in these fine old warhorses !

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