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ClemBert
March 2, 2009, 09:24 PM
This marking is on a Colt 1861 Navy 2nd Generation, a Colt released product from the 1970's. Can someone identify this proof mark located on the frame above the trigger guard? Specifically, what is the significance of this marking?

http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e212/SyberTiger/Firearms/Colt1861NavyMarking.jpg

Fingers McGee
March 3, 2009, 12:54 AM
I have absolutely no idea. Have never seen that marking on a 2nd Gen before, and I collect 2nd Gens.

FM

Raider2000
March 3, 2009, 06:08 AM
I would swear with the way it looks etched instead of stamped that some one put that mark there, sortof like a brand of a cattle company or something.

DrLaw
March 3, 2009, 08:10 AM
Don't know about the mark, but I ran that fingerprint through AFIS (Automatic Fingerprint Identification System), and I suggest you deny everything, admit nothing and demand proof! :D

The Doc is out now. :cool:

madcratebuilder
March 3, 2009, 08:58 AM
It has been added. I have two 2nd gen 51's, no etched logo on them.
It looks like a lazy B on a tripod.

Check your bolt, it's starting to peen the cylinder notches. Them finger prints well get you in trouble every time.

Hawg Haggen
March 3, 2009, 11:40 AM
Don't let your hammer down from half cock. You're getting a drag line from it. Fully cock it before letting it down.

Fingers McGee
March 3, 2009, 12:41 PM
I would swear with the way it looks etched instead of stamped that some one put that mark there, sort of like a brand of a cattle company or something.

That's the first thing that crossed my mind too Raider

FM

arcticap
March 3, 2009, 03:46 PM
Case coloring can be seen on the raised surface of the imprint so it was done afterward.
There's many companies that make custom stamps like that which don't come cheap.
Despite the affect on its value, it does look to be nicely done though. :)

ClemBert
March 3, 2009, 05:03 PM
Just to clarify...I don't own this firearm. Anyhow, I just found out what the deal is with the mark. It is actually a branding mark of the now deceased owner. Apparently, he had 80 firearms of which 25 had the branding mark. I guess this is just a fancy way of carving your initials into the grip or like some dumbarses who will scratch their phone number into the frame. I guess this dude's brand will outlive him.

Raider2000
March 3, 2009, 09:37 PM
Well it is a neat mark none the less, much better than a set of initials of something.

Gatofeo
March 11, 2009, 09:44 PM
Alien. Definitely alien.
Regulus 6, I'd guess. Perhaps Altarian.
One of those marks showed up on my inner thigh a few days after my abduction.
I don't wanna talk about it ... :D

surfersami
March 12, 2009, 07:05 AM
According to my database the fingerprint is from Jimmy Hoffa, where did you get this gun?:D

mnw42
July 2, 2009, 09:18 PM
I'm aware of this tread's age.

I just picked up a second gen 1862 and it does not have that mark. It is foreign to me.

Gatofeo
December 5, 2010, 05:52 PM
My guess: A stick figure of Dolly Parton!

Hardcase
December 5, 2010, 08:55 PM
My guess: A stick figure of Dolly Parton!

Dolly doesn't have three legs...and that's as far as I'm gonna go!

Gaucho Gringo
December 6, 2010, 06:27 PM
No, no it is the mark of the Alien. They beam guns up to their spaceships and when they get done inspecting them, they put that little mark on them and send them back to us. They then sit around and laugh at the earthlings going nuts trying to figure out the marking means.

zippy13
December 6, 2010, 07:42 PM
It looks like a lazy B on a tripod.
Close, but the tripod looks like an inverted standard "Turkey Track" brand symbol.