As you can see, the exact meaning of the fourth digit depends largely on the preceding digits. When the war ended, no plans were made to revive the Single Action Army revolver as the design was seen as obsolete. Sedgley who modified the revolvers to enhance performance and experimented with more effective ammunition. I can send pictures if requested and you send me an email address. The hammer must be manually cocked for each shot. Since the frame had no identifying name and often shared serial numbers with a totally different model, identifying what Colt model you have can be almost impossible in some cases.Next
Other Rarities There are numerous other variations and characteristics one will observe in the field of Colt Single Action collecting. About 400 of the Second Generation Colt Single Actions were factory-engraved by Colt. Most blueing methods are a matter of public record on the internet, and even complex roll markings have been duplicated over the years in order to produce fakes. Especially if one intends to use anything more than standard factory level loads, the. Like the originals, open the loading gate, and bring the hammer to half cock to turn the cylinder for loading and unloading.Next
Most of the Colt 1911s I own are not in there yet. By the 1970's the machinery was once again wearing out and the Colt Single Action was pronounced dead again in 1974, however this time Colt did not say it would never be returned. I know it is neither 45 Colt nor. The grip frame is not quite square where it meets the main frame behind the trigger guard. This has also now been changed for the better. In either case, neither are mutually exclusive. There is a short crack and some discoloration at the rear edge on the left, some grain lines on the bottom and a few scattered light nicks and scuffs.Next
The first source is the Colt Firearms Company. It is amazing that all of these came together at one time. Colt now has a serial number look-up data base on their web site. The Artillery Model usually had mixed numbers. Factory Engraved Single Actions which headline this sale. Although he gave it to me back in the late 1990s, I never got around to shooting it myself, I know that it has not been shot since the 1950s! Overall Condition: This revolver retains about 95% of its current metal finish. Going back to the Cimarron Teddy gun … like the original Colts, you can bring the hammer to half cock so the cylinder can be spun for loading and unloading once the loading gate has been opened.Next
Surviving examples are scarce and to find one with original finish is extremely difficult. Threrfore considered an Automatic Weapon. Colt was inconsistent throughout the years with how they handled the documentation of individual grip choices, so any hard evidence you can get that the gun was shipped with special grips is going to influence the value considerably. A durn shame the markings are gone. Wilson, The Peacemakers Arms and Adventure in the American West, p. Fox detailing his purchase of revolver , from John S.Next
So, I understand your comments; although it angered me at first. A most interesting Cimarron series is the Hollywood line. Barrel grooves and chamber mouth diameters ran from tight to over-size and it was not uncommon to have a tight chamber and oversize bore or vice versa. History is everything with old collectible guns, and Colt has retained records of over 90% of its Single Action Army revolvers over the years, providing collectors with a wealth of information and collecting fodder. Edison, New Jersey: Chartwell Books, Inc. All of these guns will be gone gone gone next week. Obviously, weight compared to the Walker was significantly reduced.Next
Marriage, three young babies, college tuition all followed in rapid succession and it became a case of groceries or guns and all but a few of my sixguns got away. My impression is someone wrapped it in a damp rag, then put it in a sea chest or similar and forgot about it for the next century. If one had good eyesight the tip of the front sight matched up with the top of the rear V and very precise shooting could be performed. For now my focus is on correct caliber identification. Colt Cavalry revolvers was inspected by David F. They did tell me what a great find. The late 1890's with increased urbanization in the West suggests the possibility that many of these pistols were companions to the lever action rifles of the same period and that the low slung hammer, less humped backstrap, and short barrel may have suited the city dwelling suit coat wearing clientele who still found themselves outdoors not only on horses but in buggies and automobiles.
They called me back upon their research and are sending me a letter in a few weeks. Most Colt revolvers had the same thread size and it was often possible to install a barrel from a totally different model on a frame. Not unusual for guns that old. I must admit I was totally underwhelmed. This phenomenon can be observed on only a few hundred of the early Single Actions and can be identified by a pinched rear sight rather than the standard smaller grooved notched rear sight which was made standard. Any M14 that was Manufactured for the Military was made with full-auto capability.Next