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By inspector mark, Trapdoor is referring to a Colt factory inspector. The "A" (Ainsworth) is a government inspector mark. Both civilian and military SAAs may have factory inspector marks, but only the military weapons will have a government insector's brand. Mismatched serials are normal on altered (5.5" barrel) military pistols, referred to as "artillery models". I have one myself - what are the approximate serials numbers on yours?
It could be an Artillery model ONLY if it has a "U.S" marked frame, just to the right of the patent date stamping on the left side; otherwise it is a mismatched civilian gun..
 
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