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Anybody got a list of the Colt Frame designations? I had one but in one of the computer rebuilds it seems to have...well, gone south.

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This'll be quick so no guarantees that I don't miss something.

Pre-war, Colt's used names for the most part.
(The Colt "41", the New Service, etc).

Post war was about when the modern system started.

"D" frame..The Detective Special, Cobra, Agent, Diamondback, Police Positive.

"SV" frame..The 1990's Colt SV-VI, DS II, Magnum Carry.

"E & I" frame.. The Official Police, Officer's Model's, Trooper, 357, Python.

"J" frame..The Trooper Mark III, Lawman, Metropolitan Police, Official Police Mark III.

"V" frame..The Trooper Mark V, the Peacekeeper.

"AA" frame.. The King Cobra.

"MM" frame..The Anaconda.

"P" frame, The Single Actions.

"G, K, and Q" frames..All the .22 Single actions..The Frontier Scout, Buntline Scout. Peacemaker, New Frontier.

"F" frame..The black powder guns..Walker, Dragoons, 1851 Navy, 1860 Army, 1862 Pockets, and the Baby Dragoon.

"O" frame..The 1911 automatics..Government Model, Commander Officer's ACP, Gold Cup.

"DA" frame.. The Double Eagle automatics.

"S" frame...22 automatics..Woodsman, Huntsman, Targetsman, Challenger.

There were other post-war guns such as the The .380 automatics like the Government Model and The Mustang, the short-lived Colt .22 automatic, and others, but I can't find the info right now.
 

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And they say S&W is confusing.


Thanks.

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Two more questions.

The early Police Positives were on the D frame, but were the Police Positive Specials also D fram or were they E frame.

And the Army Special was E or I?

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To add more confusion:

The Police Positive was made BEFORE Colt used the "D" frame identifier, but it and the Police Positive Special were built on what became to be known as the "D" frame.

The Army Special was built on what became the "E" frame.

The Army Special started out known in the factory as the "41" frame for an earlier .41 caliber revolver.
It was renamed the Army Special. In 1927 it was renamed again as the Official Police.

Post WWII the Official Police frame became known as the "E" frame, then later the current "I" frame.
 

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I seem to remember that there was also a SVI frame for one of the reencarnations of the DS. Was there such a frame and how did it differ from the D and SV?

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It's listed in my first post:

"SV" frame..The 1990's Colt SV-VI, DS II, Magnum Carry".

I told you that It would be quick, and that I might miss something....and I DID.

It wasn't the "SV" frame it was the "SF" frame. I "fat fingered" the keys.

The Correct info is: the "SF" frame was made as the SF-VI, The DSII, and the Magnum Carry.

The "SF" frame was essentially a "D" frame redesigned to a transfer bar action, and made of stainless steel.

[This message has been edited by dfariswheel (edited 01-22-2004).]
 
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