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whitebb
March 23, 2006, 10:45 AM
Went to Proofhouse.com but didn't see my serial number series. It is a Colt Agent, .38 spl. Serial # is W010xx. It is not stamped with the colt horse, but frame, side plate etc. number match. Anyone know when this was made? I bought it cheap ($80), and it looks like crap, but solid and unmolested. I need to refinish it (duracoat) and fill some scratches on the barrel (steel)

Dfariswheel
March 23, 2006, 02:39 PM
W010xx was made in 1982.
The "W" series range began that year, and started at W01001.
By the end of the year the numbers were at W20369.

whitebb
March 23, 2006, 03:48 PM
Thk you sir.

Johnny Guest
April 6, 2006, 10:59 AM
http://www.thefiringline.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=18520&stc=1&d=1144338351

My Agent, mfg 1962, the first year of production.

whitebb -- Is yours one of the later ones, with a finish similar to Parkerizing? If so, they weren't very pretty, even brand new, but usually had a pretty good action and were quite accurate for an alloy frame .38 snubby.

Best,
Johnny

whitebb
April 7, 2006, 09:34 PM
Mine is a grey anodized frame, and a darker matte grey steel barrel(shrouded). It is not a pretty revolver by any means. I need to send it in and get it worked on (timing is off), replace the grips, and maybe gunkote it. It is in good shape other wise, and I want to fire it after its fixed. I will post some pictures later if possible. My camera does not work with my computer (cameras old), so I need to use my old laptop to pull pictures.