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Was the 1878 double action made in .32-20? If so, is it a scarce variation? Production numbers?

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Charles

UPDATE - I just got off of the phone with the seller and bought this one. It needs some repair (cylinder hand) and I probably over paid. BUT, they only made 970 of this model in the caliber. It is serial # 42801.

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It arrived today and,as expected, it'll be off to see the doctor in a few days.

Here are some interesting markings. Can anyone here translate?

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It arrived today and,as expected, it'll be off to see the doctor in a few days.

Here are some interesting markings. Can anyone here translate?

Best,
Charles
"177" is an assembly number. You will also see "177" on the back of the loading gate if the gun has the original one. The serial number is on the bottom of the grip and the last 3 numbers will match the back of the cylinder. The letters scratched into the gutta percha grips were not put on there by Colt and were probably initials of the gun's former owners.

~Doug
 
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