1 have an 1873 model colt single action army 45 cal revolver, serial number 40035 and am trying to find out what year it was manufactured in and about what its value may be.. the gun is in very very fine condition and any help will be much appreciated..
more info.. there is only one sreial number stamped on this gun..there is not a number on the trigger guard. nor is there one on the heal.. did all model 1873 colts come with 3 serial numbers stamped on them ? there is a horse stamped on the cylinder and the number 63 stamped on the little flap that closes after you load it.. currious as to what all this means..
well dang.. am i not asking right.. to be sure someone knows some of the answers to my questions.. again all help is much much appreciated
What are the markings on the firearm, is it black powder or cartridge, and what is the barrel length? Pictures of both sides of the firearm and the top and bottom would be of great assistance too....
thanks for the reply.. the barrel length is 7 1/2 inches.. and after taking the handles off i found two more serial numbers stamped on the gun. all three numberss are the same all three numbers are 40035 SA.
it has a horse stamped on the side just beside the pattent dates and one on the back of the cylender you can only see when you open the "flap" to load it.. it is not a black powdeer gun.. there is also a letter "p" stamped on one side of the trigger gaurd and the letter V stamped on the other side of the trigger guard.
the pat. dates read as follows
jan 19.75.. as for pictures... man i will have to get one of my grand kids to help me try and post the for i am not that puter savey.. thanks so much for the reply.
well i have talked to the customer service dept at colt and was informed that what i have is a second generation gun.. manufactured in 1965.. anyone know what the value of this gun may be..
The way I have it figured per the serial number "40035SA" being between 0001SA and 73000SA you have a "Colt Post-War Single-Action Army Revolver (Second Generation)." However, before value can be assigned I need to know the caliber. Is it a .38 Special, .357 Magnum, .44 Special or a .45 Colt?
kcbuck thanks again.. sorry for only doling out bits of info at a time.. kinda new at all of this.. it is a 45 cal 7 1/2 barrel.. again thanks.
Okay have you now.... The value is;
Exc. Cond: $1,850.00 USD
V.G. Cond: $1,600.00 USD
Good Cond: $1,000.00 USD
Hope this finally helps you out, it took a while but we finally figured it out.
thanks again kc... man i might just keep this gun for a while.. i do enjoy shooting it.. thanks again for the help amigo.
You are most welcomed.... Dave.