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    i had picked this up from a local collector. very smooth single action decent smooth metal. grips seem period original.
    this would be 38 long colt correct? any idea of a ballpark. overall a nice functioning colt. colt website lists it as - 1898 - colt new army & navy models 1892,94,95,96 1901 &1903 , what colt may this be?

    any information is always greatly appreciated.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sturmtruppe303 View Post
    i had picked this up from a local collector. very smooth single action decent smooth metal. grips seem period original.
    this would be 38 long colt correct? any idea of a ballpark. overall a nice functioning colt. colt website lists it as - 1898 - colt new army & navy models 1892,94,95,96 1901 &1903 , what colt may this be?

    any information is always greatly appreciated.
    Looks like an 1877 Double Action (a/k/a "Lightning") with replaced grips to me. Chambering would be what is known today as .38 Long Colt, yes.

    Check your S/N for the 1877 D.A. and see what transpires.
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    will look , SN# IS 110048 if that helps,

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    Never mind

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    Quote Originally Posted by sturmtruppe303 View Post
    will look , SN# IS 110048 if that helps,
    If that is (as it appears to me) an 1877, you have an 1898 manufactured piece, which makes it (HOORAY!!) a true antique - 107500 to 111499 per the Wilson data.

    If it was an SAA, would be an 1884, and .38 Colt wasn't introduced in the SAA until 1887.
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    You stated single action, does it function in double action (it should)? These were very delicate in regards to the springs that allowed DA. If yours doesn't there are smiths out there that can replace the spring with one that will never give you trouble due to better steel. 38 Colt is a great plinking round.
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    I had one for few months....delicate any slight but too quick action activity had problems?
    Single action too....very slow it worked.
    Had a hand sown Texas marked holster with hand stitch embroidered that brought as much intrest as the pistol...sold both together in ronoake Va. to a collector.

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