If all else fails, I'll have to break down and call Colt. In the mid-1960s, the Detective Special's and Cobra's grip frame was shortened to the same size as that of the Agent. We have not fired this revolver. This site has a data base that ends in 1979, so any Colt made after that won't be covered: R. Here is where problems may first appear when the data base doesn't list what you think your Colt is, or returns no information. The one's that actually sell, go for closer to what I told you.Next
The number is also stamped on the crane the swing-out arm that holds the cylinder. As example you may have a model of revolver made in. It was made from 1955 to 1979. While these codes have little impact on the firearms performance, they are one of the best ways to trace back the origin of the gun. In order to get the letter, you have to pay a certain amount of money, depend on your Colt model.Next
The original Agents were very well made, with high polished finishes and highly checkered walnut grips. Hey guys, My mom gave me this revolver because I convinced she needed an up grade, so she bought a Sig P250. Personal Checks are held a full week for clearance. You know how much I love Colts They are extremely high quality, accurate, and certainly the strongest. They have no dog in the fight. I was wondering if had any info on these, I couldn't find a ton about it.
Colt now has a serial number look-up data base on their web site. It would be a great feature if it worked. On the letter are details of the firearm original specifications and features plus the delivery address as well. The fourth digit has been used many times as a way to different later models from earlier ones. Returns are very costly for both the buyer and for us, so please ask all of your questions before bidding and please be sure you can legally purchase this item. The bottom of the Agent grips was slightly shorter than that of the Cobra. They are distinguished by the Air Force medallion in the place of the Colt medallion on the checkered wooden grips, as well as a cylinder made of aluminum alloy.
The result was our beloved 1911 pistol. I'm assuming you have the grips off and are soaking it in some type of oil? However, as the page already stated, the database of the method is not a completed one. Searching Gunbroker completed listings is a far better resource for what stuff is actually selling for. It doesn't like special characters, but works pretty good. You plug in the serial number and it will give you a list of guns it could be.Next
At this part, we will take a look at the meaning behind Colt serial numbers and prefix or suffix characters on a variety of guns. Started in 1912, the M1911 Commercial and its A1 variant got normal serial numbers with a simple prefix or suffix. The Rampent colt on the 1962 is just forward of the frame screw. It is your responsibility to ensure that the gun is legal to own and receive in your area. The first two revolvers were the Cobra and the Agent.Next
Someone could outbid you in the final seconds of the auction if your Max Bid isn't high enough. Anyone know where to get some original wooden grips? Standard Cobras were blued with round-butt grip frames. People can list guns for whatever they want. It's just like selling a house. That story floated for many years, but Colt nor anybody else reliable ever confirmed it. Note that they won't give you any more information. The original Agent weighed 14 ounces and was available only in.Next
Does the smooth, large wlanut grip provide any clues? Because of Colt's serial number systems it may not be possible to identify what model a Colt is based on just the number. In December 2016, it was announced that Colt would be producing a new run of the Colt Cobra with a steel frame and a fiber optic front sight. Brent Brent, I am sure with a few million records to enter, it takes some resources to complete. Thanks for visiting and we hope you become a regular! The rear sight is a square notch at the rear of a groove in the topstrap. Colt often mixed several models in the same serial number ranges or split models out by caliber.Next