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Randall Shaw
January 13, 2000, 10:58 PM
I was just given a colt 45 , The condition is very good ,the s/n is 44068, the only date is a pat. 1875 .
I have no history on the weapon .
Thanks for the info on the Randall firearms
company last month .

blades67
January 14, 2000, 12:36 AM
For a fee, Colt's will research your gun and send you a letter with the year of manufacture, original buyer, etc.

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May your lead always hit center mass and your brass always land in your range bag.

~Blades~

Harley Nolden
January 14, 2000, 07:00 AM
Am I correct in assuming that this is a revolver?

If you could provide a brief description, I will try and locate it for you.

HJN

Randall Shaw
January 15, 2000, 03:09 AM
Your right it is a revolver , it has a 7 1/2
inch barrel , there are no U.S. markings on it , on the left side it is marked cal 45.
The right side has 3 dates stamped on it from 1872 through 1875 , the blueing is worn off
about 85% of the weapon , every thing seems to work , only visible damage is the front site is bent .

Harley Nolden
January 15, 2000, 07:45 AM
RANDALL:
Is it single action or double action?
Does it have a lanyard loop on the bottom of the grip?

HJN

kv4v
January 15, 2000, 12:27 PM
If it is single action , .45 caliber with that serial number it was manufactured between 1878 and 1879. I think it would be worth while to ask Colt for a letter. Doc

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Is that a pistol in your pocket or are you just glad to see me? .... Mae West

Harley Nolden
January 15, 2000, 02:08 PM
I will have to agree with KV4V. I could very well put out the incorrct information. At this time the only thing I can find that even resembles what you describe is the 1873, and that was in 44rim.

HJN

James K
January 15, 2000, 03:26 PM
Based on the info given, it sounds like a standard civilian SAA. The '75 patent date was added around #34,000.

Jim