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.
Does it say New Service Model and the caliber on the left side of the barrel?
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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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!
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
You're quite welcome Tim!
Put Gun ON my phone mybe that gotit to you to see it.
Iam not good on the computer. THANKS 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?
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
IF YOU HAVE THE SAME. I am on page 517C
THANKS KERRYL I LOVE YOUR SITE WILL TELL
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?
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.