Colt Paterson Revolver

This example has a serial number of , which places it in the range of , of what were original Army, 44 calibre percussion revolvers, and then converted to 44 Colt Centre Fire, metallic cartridge. It has an 8 inch round barrel, with a clear New York address. The rifle bore is in excellent condition. The rebated 6 shot cylinder has some original naval scene, and this example has a serial number ending.. However the frame, brass trigger guard, and the lower grip strap. The trigger guard and lower tang are in brass. The backstrap, and lower strap, are in steel. Action to all 6 chambers is strong, with accurate indexation. All metal parts are intact, and this particular example had a Nickel finish after conversion, which is evident on the barrel and LHS frame, where it is now thinning and flaking. As the original cylinder is manufactured by a different process, all the Nickel here has now worn away.

Manufacture date-38-Harrington-Richardson number 187065.?

A Acanthus Scroll – An engraving design patterned after any of a variety of plants of the genus Acanthus, native to the Mediterranean, with large, segmented, thistle-like leaves. Photo Accuracy – The inherent ability of a firearm to shoot consistently to the same point of impact. Sight adjustment and marksmanship are separate issues. Colt’s proprietary designation for a type of rimless cartridge design for reliable feeding from the magazine in a semi-automatic handgun. Photo Action – The receiver of a gun containing the breech-locking and firing mechanism.

The serially-numbered, legal soul of a firearm.

SERIALIZATION This section has once again been expanded to help you identify the year of manufacture on many popular manufacturers and trademarks. To use these tables, compare your serial number(s) to the correct manufacturer and model, and ascertain which bracket it falls into based on the year of manufacture and corresponding serial.

Colt sold the rights and manufacturing to SIG, which resulted in the P ; but Colt kept the patents; hence the new Mustangs now available. Longer barrel and an extra round. There were blued, nickel and stainless finishes; and then there are the custom versions, from grips to finish. You can call Colt with the serial number and they can tell you the year manufactured and that’s all. Very little difference to tell the same models apart, other than that serial number. PM and I’ll see if I can help on that.

The Mustang and SIG P share a lot of commonality, so recoil springs, guide rods, triggers, magazines and grips, can be shared from the Colt for the P


I thought I’d published this here earlier. Copied from elsewhere I can find no attribution. When you purchase either a 2nd or 3rd Generation Colt Blackpowder Arms revolver it bears the Colt patent stamping on the frame and the Colt address on the top of the barrel.

The Trooper and serial numbers were shared with the Officer’s Model Match and the model. TheLR numbers were shared with the Officer’s Model Match. Colt factory serial number records of this time show Trooper serial numbers listed under the .

Original prices[ edit ] When the Model was first introduced, the price depended upon what grade was being purchased and what features were being added to that specific shotgun. These were the grades that were normally equipped with an engraved receiver and with checkered, finer wood. These grades were not given the higher valued wood or special designs. These grades stood a higher chance of being badly damaged so there was no need to put extra money into them for appearance purposes.

As the functions that were performed with these grades required them to be lightweight, it was not beneficial to use heavy and expensive wood when designing them. Most often, when these grades were purchased, they were purchased in high numbers. By designing these grades with standard wood and finish, it kept the prices at a lower level. This was because many were produced to meet the demands of the military. When the United States entered World War I, there was a need for more service weapons to be issued to the troops.

It became clear to the United States just how brutal trench warfare was, and how great the need was for a large amount of close-range firepower while fighting in a trench , after they had observed the war for the first three years.

Identity and Date of Manufacture of Colt Revolvers

Another possibility and one I’m starting to think is most likely is that your example is from I know you said the box is marked RSS5 but perhaps that’s an error. You have wood grip panels so it could also be an RSS5W.

Open Top Pocket Revolver Pocket or Baby Paterson. Colt Conversions top. Model Navy Conversion Model Navy Conversion Colt Long Guns top. Berdan (Russian) Model Rifle Berdan (U.S.) Model Rifle Burgess Lever Action Rifle Colt – Sauer Drilling.

Superstar of the Old West, Hollywood, and beyond. You’ve seen them in the TV Westerns and on the big screen. They are such a major part of our history and culture that many of us may just take them for granted and hardly notice any more. That’s not just a figure of speech, but an actual allusion to the frontier six shooter that settled us from the lawlessness of the late 19th century into these modern times.

If you’ve been to New Mexico in recent times, you’ll notice that it’s a lot safer and more mild than it was in the s, when lawless violence was commonplace. That’s why it’s nicknamed the “Peacemaker. As Samuel Colt used to say; “God made them all. Colt makes them equal. The most favored among collectors are the “first generation” SAA revolvers.

These Colts are identified by serial number, and associated with the inspectors names. Ainsworth, or the “Nettleton” Colt. It is still made even now, especially since the increased popularity of shooter action clubs and quick-draw competitions. This makes for a very attractive and fun pastime. The fully self-enclosed metal cartridges were a vast improvement over the old cap and ball system that they replaced.

Colt Firearm Serial Number Lookup

Model Vest Pocket. It was manufactured from until just after WWII, with the last pistol being shipped in Throughout production, there were a significant number of standard production and factory embellished variations of this model. Due to its size and small caliber, there is a relatively high survival rate of Vest Pocket.

Your colt was made in judging from your serial number,,the finish may be a course black instead of the common blued finish and may have a flaking. THE COLT PYTHON ‘I’ FRAME. In the history of modern double action American handguns, the Colt Python revolver stands above all others.

I have a Winchester with the number Hello, Mark – What do you need to know about your Winchester. Are you wishing to learn what year the rifle was manufactured? If so, the Winchester firearms company has records of the firearms they manufactured and so that you can identify the manufacturing year. Go to this Winchester web page: Look along the left sidebar until you see the link for Date Your Firearm.

Left click on that link. Serial number is C T C1 to C as to Apr 13, Firearms I have a small frame 7 shot 22 Cal. I was told my grandfather carried it in WWI.

Colt Pre-War DA Revolvers

It is a six shot top-break revolver that is chambered for the. It is a double action only revolver with a barrel length of 5 inches. The Patridge sights includes a blade front sight and a square notch rear sight, both of which are not adjustable. The checkered grip panels are made of wood and there is a metal disc inlay on the right grip.

Feb 17,  · Colt Firearm Serial Number Lookup This is a discussion on Colt Firearm Serial Number Lookup within the Guns forums, part of the Gun Forum category; Colt has recently added a great feature, allowing you to look up your Colt firearm by entering the serial number.

Even though Springfield Armory used a two-piece firing pin and other slight design alterations, the was in fact a Mauser design and this resulted in the U. By January, over , rifles produced. Due to inconsistent heat treatments, low numbered receivers Springfield Armory below , and Rock Island Arsenal below , should NEVER be fired under any circumstances because of the risk of serious injury or death. Toward the end of WWI. A cut in the left side of the receiver and stock were added to accommodate the Pederson Device semi-auto.

The M A2 is a stripped A1 or A3 used as a sub- caliber rifle in artillery pieces. The Springfield is “officially” replaced by the M1 Garand. In September, Remington began production of the M with serial number 3, , Milled parts marked with an “R” were replaced with stamped parts at about serial number 3, , The M A3 was introduced and can easily be identified by its receiver-mounted rear sight, stamped cartridge follower, and all stock furniture was redesigned in stamped metal. Smith-Corona began production of M A3 no markings Model M A4 is a modified A3 to be used as sniper rifle with telescopic sights.

The rifle was sighted for 2, yards and had a point-blank range of yards.

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