Looking for information on a Colt's PTFA Mfg. Co. Hartford, ...

5 years ago #1
tim griffin
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Looking for information on a Colt's PTFA Mfg. Co. Hartford, CT USA Patd Aug 5 1884, June 5 1900, July 4 1905 Serial # 450782. It has a 3 on the left side behind the trigger guard and a horse with 2 arrows - one in the horse's mouth and one between the front legs. It is nickel plated and has pearl handles. This gun belonged to my grandfather from the war and I am looking to get any information I can on it.
Thank you!

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5 years ago #2
KerryL
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Does it say New Service Model and the caliber on the left side of the barrel?

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5 years ago #3
Colt Army Special 32-20
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On the left side of the barrel it says Colt Army Special 32-20 WCF. The manufacturing info and dates are on top of the barrel. The serial # is 450782. The serial # is on the gun and the cylinder. Thus the cylinder and frame match. [Image upload failed] [Image upload failed]

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5 years ago #4
KerryL
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Your pics didn't come through - you probably need to resize them to 800x600.

I don't know much (or any ) about old Colt revolvers, but the Blue Book has the Colt Army Special (sn range fits yours) valued from $200 at 20% condition to $500 at 90% condition. Add 30% for nickel finish. Hope this helps - sorry I don't know much about your pistol!

Kerry

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5 years ago #5
tim griffin
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Thank you for trying to help me. you are a good man.
( It is hard to find out about it but you tride
to help.... THANK YOU


TIM GRIFFIN

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5 years ago #6
KerryL
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You're quite welcome Tim!

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5 years ago #7
tim griffin
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Put Gun ON my phone mybe that gotit to you to see it.
Iam not good on the computer. THANKS TIM

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5 years ago #8
KerryL
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Tim,

Are there any other markings on your pistol besides the Colt address/patent markings you described on your first post? Model name, caliber, etc?

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5 years ago #9
tim griffin
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I have a BLUE BOOK 25TH.ANNIVERSARY BY S.P. FJESTAD
It shows 32-20 wcf .38 (various) and .41 colt cals
New navy approx. ser. no. range 291,000-540,ooo last
pat. date on barrel july 4,1905 mfg.1908-27 but mine
has another date of aug,5.1884????? Ther may
be somthing under the handels but i don't want brake
them.

IF YOU HAVE THE SAME. I am on page 517C
THANKS KERRYL I LOVE YOUR SITE WILL TELL

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5 years ago #10
KerryL
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that's why I thought it might be a New Service Model, becuase the patent dates match. Yours doesn't say the model and caliber on the side of the barrel?

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5 years ago #11
KerryL
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Tim,

After looking at more pictures of Colt revolvers on the internet, it looks like your pistol matches a Colt Army Special. Yours should say Colt Army Special and the caliber on the left side of the barrel by the receiver.

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