Colt DA 45 US PROPERTY - All original "barn find" - What do I have here?
I don't know anything about these pistols. I buddy of mine handed me this and asked me if I could find out anything about it, including what it's worth for insurance purposes. His wife's father left it for her and she set it aside along with a 1903A3 and bayonet. Been in an attic for years.
Left side of barrel: "COLT D.A. 45"
Top of barrel: "COLT'S PT FA MFG CO HARTFORD CT USA"
"PAT'D AUG 5 1884 JUNE 5 1900 JULY 4 1905"
Bottom of barrel: "UNITED STATES PROPERTY" and the "RAC" where the barrel is pressed in.
Grips say "RAC" on the bottom.
Right side of receiver says "RAC" near the hammer and "FB" just below the rear sight.
Back of thumb cylinder release has serial number 427** as does the frame and cylinder arm when opened.
Any info and identification of markings would be substantially appreciated.
Last edited by Farmall; 06-16-2009 at 09:46 PM.
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