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Recently I bought a SAA made in 1882. I do have a mismatched serial number from the frame and the trigger guard. The trigger guard is stamped with an "A". I have read that should stand for Aimsworth. However what I need help with is the "H" that's stamped just above where the firing pin goes into the frame. Can anyone help and let me know what that means? Thank you!
 

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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?
Darkwater, 76415 is on the frame and bottom of the backstrap. On the trigger guard is 864 with an "A" stamped under the number. From what I can find the trigger guard was made in 1874. Everything else puts it at 1882. Still wondering what the "H" means in the hammer slot.
 
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