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There is a mark on the left side of the frame, just to the front of the trigger on the trigger guard where it meets the frame. I would locate it at like the 10:00 position. It appears to be like a double "V" stamp.

Why is it there? what does it stand for? and for what purpose?

Also, I'm tired of being dumb... what does "CTG" stand for?

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CTG stands for cartridge, which is what bullets used to be more commonly referred to as 50 years ago than they are now. Don't know about the other marking.
 

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Thanks Rick, boy one would think that I would have been able to figure that one out...

As for the markings, I thought mine just had a defect on it, but after looking at the other post with lots of Python pics I noticed it on almost everyone of them, some I just could not make it out though.
 

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Re: That should be VP for verified proof

All Colt revolvers after about 1905 have this stamp after proof testing. The initial at the 2 oclock position is the mark of the final assembler.
 

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The triangular stamp would be the Colt Verified Proof mark. /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif
 
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