Lest there be any misunderstanding, here is a comparison of a "pinched frame Colt" with the later style Vee shaped rear sight:
Well, couldn't get the photo to come in. I Googled "Pinch Frame Colts" and found a comparison of the top straps of Colts, one the rare "Pinched Frame Model" compared to the early blackpowder frame with Vee type rear sight. Note the in the pinched frame model, the rear sight is actually about 1/2" in front of the hammer.
Incidentally, the Colt "Pinched Frame" is found only on civilian models numbered below serial number 200.
Last edited by Bob Wright; March 26, 2013 at 09:14 AM.