You are Unregistered, please register to use all of the features of!    

Firearm & Gun Forum - > Handguns > Revolver Handguns >

Colt 45 revolver s/n 205537

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-25-2008, 09:19 AM   #1
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 1
Default Colt 45 revolver s/n 205537

I inherited a Colt 45 (model 1840 I think) serial number 205537. What is the date of manufacture and is it advisable to send to Colt to have refurbished? It is in pretty rough shape.

paulr is offline  
Reply With Quote

Join Today - It's Free!

Are you a firearms enthusiast? Then we hope you will join the community. You will gain access to post, create threads, private message, upload images, join groups and more.

Firearms Talk is owned and operated by fellow firearms enthusiasts. We strive to offer a non-commercial community to learn and share information.

Join Today! - Click Here

Old 12-01-2008, 05:46 PM   #2
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 869
Liked 333 Times on 198 Posts
Likes Given: 23


'Fraid you need to be more specific- there is no Model 1840 Colt .45 revolver. Single Action Army? or Model 1878 double action? or New Service?

How does the thing work. rod ejector or swing-out cylinder? Double Action?

Rough shape? Blue worn off, or rusted through?

A trip to your local gunsmith might be the first order of business.

Bob Wright
Bob Wright is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2008, 11:58 PM   #3
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
BillM's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Amity
Posts: 1,144
Liked 294 Times on 169 Posts
Likes Given: 14


45 long colt or 45 ACP? Single action or double action? Are there any letters before or after the serial number?

Last edited by BillM; 12-02-2008 at 01:22 AM.
BillM is offline  
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Firearms Forum Replies Last Post
Colt Navy Revolver Serial # question Jiblin Curio & Relic Discussion 10 03-03-2010 11:24 PM
Found this Colt revolver... kcolg Revolver Handguns 4 05-20-2009 03:02 AM
1861 Colt Army Revolver mrcctv Curio & Relic Discussion 3 05-15-2009 12:37 PM
Base Prices for Colt .38 SN Detective/Colt .357 Python jknopp45 Revolver Handguns 2 02-14-2009 06:30 AM
Colt New Service revolver explained (ebook) cung Revolver Handguns 0 01-30-2009 02:13 PM