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I bought a New Service which I was told was made in 1920 and .45 Colt.
I found out it is .45 ACP.
It is nickled and I don't know if it is original or not. The lanyard ring is missing with the hole plugged.
It has the walnut grips.
It says United States Property on the barrel.
It says Colt D.A. 45 on the barrel.
Serial number: 349***
5.5 inch barrel.
Can anyone tell me when it was made and what approx value is?
Bore is maybe 4 or 5 out of 10.
Has the patent dates of 1884, 1900 and 1905 on the barrel.

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The Nickle is NOT original. There were a few "Commercial" New Services in .45 acp,but they DID NOT have the "United States" under barrel and other signs of Govt.ownership. Since these guns were widely available as surplus in the late 50s-early 60s,at $20-30! and of course by mail order direct(our Govt. trusted its citizens then!)some were cheaply renickled by "retailers" to try & dress em up & make a few extra $$$. If it was "stock",it be worth a helluva lot more today. Bud
 
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