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Old 02-08-2009, 04:39 AM   #1
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I am an ameauture new zealand wars weapon researcher . in auction recently i purchased a colt navy srn125766. ithas british proof marks on the cylinder . the barrel is marked ADDRESS COL. SAML COLT NEW YORK U.S AMERICA The frame and trigger guard are metal and not brass. i have found a date in an old register that it wasused on 23.2.1869. we believe it is one of a batch that was issued to the new zealand colonial troops during the wars here in1860to 1872.any assistance as to the weapons history ie . manufacture issue etc. will be greatly appreciated. BLUE
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Old 02-09-2009, 01:09 AM   #2
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Oh, but wouldn't a picture be nice? I'd love to see it.
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The serial number dates it to 1862. It's not a London Colt because of the U.S. address and the serial numbers on the London Colt's only go to 42000 in 1856.
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