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K-9
April 22, 2000, 09:41 PM
Would you please share your expertise on this?
I have a Colt Officer's Revolver-blue steel,6" barrel,target sights.Serial#16803.
22LR caliber.The latest patent date listed on the barrel is 1924.
Any info would be much appreciated.Your forum is most fascinating.
Thank you.

Daniel Watters
April 23, 2000, 12:14 AM
From your serial number, I'm showing 1937 for the year of production.

K-9
April 23, 2000, 04:47 AM
Mr.Watters,
Thank you.Is Colt's archive search worth the $75.00?

4V50 Gary
April 23, 2000, 01:44 PM
It depends on what the gun is worth to you. If it's in good or excellant condition, it may be worth it as papers do enhance a gun. I have it for my Randalls (both southpaws) and for one Colt.

James K
April 24, 2000, 11:30 AM
The Colt letter can bring up the value if it shows some special shipment. Most letters only say that the gun was shipped to some distributor or hardware store on a certain date as part of a shipment of some number of guns. Interesting, but not big bucks.

Jim