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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 .

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.

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


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.


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
Is it single action or double action?
Does it have a lanyard loop on the bottom of the grip?


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

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.


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.