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Sw0rdfish 02-07-2012 03:24 AM

Help dating Colt peacemaker
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Hi was wondering if anyone could help with any info regarding a gun a have received from a family member. Here are some pics I took on the phone hopefully they are of help.

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hiwall 02-07-2012 03:57 AM

I think it was made in 1886

BillM 02-07-2012 04:10 AM

My book says 1885. Looks like maybe it's been "cleaned up" a bit,
but still a good lookin' SAA. I would definitely pay the money for a factory
letter on it. If all the serial numbers match and it hasn't been altered, you might be surprised at the value.:)

Durangokid 02-07-2012 04:45 AM

Get a letter its "US" stamped. It was a military issue most likely served on the Frontier.;)

Sw0rdfish 02-07-2012 05:17 AM

Wow I'm really excited to think of the possibilities thx!

chucksolo69 02-09-2012 09:55 PM

It looks to be a 7.5" barrel so with the US stamped on it, it is definately a cavalry US service gun. Keep it as original as possible. Excellent find there.

mcb 02-10-2012 12:12 AM

Can you send a cross section photo as well. You can date a Colt to at least the late 19th century by the screw used to release the cylinder pin. On modern Colts and modern knock offs the release screw is a two sided screw that you push from left to right. You then pull the pin out to release the cylinder. You have the old style that requires a small screwdriver to loosen a small screw to release the pin.

Contact Colt and get whatever paperwork you can. It may turn out to be quite valuable.

Durangokid 02-10-2012 04:59 AM

The screw you refer to is very clear in Pics 4,5,6. This is a Black Powder frame we know this by the date and Ser.# This is a First Gen Colt. I am interested in the orginal Denver Dbl. Loop holster. These holsters are correct to the pre and early post Frontier west . The Frontier was closed in 1898. These holsters are valuable on their own. Does the holster have a makers name?:)

Sw0rdfish 02-15-2012 03:54 AM

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Durango I could not find any markings on the holster. We also found the old reloaders I have a .45 and 30-30 W. I'll toss up a pic

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