I just purchased my first Colt SAA with a manfacture date of 1882. It's an etched panel with wood grips and matching numbers except for the loading gate. I paid the outrageous fee to Colt for the factory letter and found out it was shipped on May 1, 1882 to Hartley and Graham. Does anyone know if their records are available? I also got an 1894 Winchester 25/35 made in 1903 and a Sharps Meachan conversion in the same buy. I cannot find any info on the Meachan conversion except they were made in the 1870's from left over Civil War carbine actions. Any info would be appreciated.