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Old 01-10-2008, 12:54 PM   #1
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I have a Colt 45 "Peacemaker", that I acquired over 40 years ago. The serial number is 1533**. Would anyone have any history or direct me somewhere to find history on this gun? Thanks.



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Old 01-13-2008, 06:40 PM   #2
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Colt Mfg will tell you all you want to know and send you a certified letter...for a price.

This link is to a pdf file, you'll need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view it. The prices are from 2005.

A bit too steep for me.



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Colt Mfg will tell you all you want to know and send you a certified letter...for a price.

This link is to a pdf file, you'll need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view it. The prices are from 2005.

A bit too steep for me.
They don't have records from before the fire though. IIRC, the original plant burned to the ground in the mid 1860s. My grandmother has a pistol that is pre-fire and Colt has no record of it at all.
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There should be a bunch of guys there that could help you, but the best advice is to invest in a Colt research certificate, they will have the factory records for it I am sure, as the fire destroying Colt records was I think a good deal earlier.

My little blue Colt Book for that serial number gives a manufacturing date of 1893 (149000/153999), a year after the transverse cylinder catch was introduced..............

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