Colt First Generation Single-action Army

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    Colt First Generation Single-action Army

    I mentioned this awhile ago, and someone asked for some pics. Here you go.henrietta 1 048.JPGhenrietta 1 039.JPGhenrietta 1 051.JPG
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    Oops, that barrel shot is of my Remington. Sorry.
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    Was that pried from the cold dead hand of Gen Custer?
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    Nice old Colt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gunthorp View Post
    Was that pried from the cold dead hand of Gen Custer?
    Looks to be a civilian model.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gunthorp View Post
    Was that pried from the cold dead hand of Gen Custer?
    If only...the one I have was made in 1878.
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    Nice. Can you get any provenance from Colt?
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    Is that a matching serial number Colt, Mike? Colt went to the three line patent date around 33,100.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gunthorp View Post
    Nice. Can you get any provenance from Colt?
    Got it a few years ago. Shipped from one of their dealers in New York with a lot of 25 others, numbers all match, never been back to the factory.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OD* View Post
    Is that a matching serial number Colt, Mike? Colt went to the three line patent date around 33,100.
    Yes, they all match, and even though it is numbered 33,9xx, Colt verified the patent dates.
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    Love it! It wears its age well and has a very appealing look about it. Thanks for posting photos. We'd look at the Remington too if its photos were stuck up here.

    Any plans on shooting the Colt at all?

    I couldn't resist if it resided over here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike1956 View Post
    Yes, they all match, and even though it is numbered 33,9xx, Colt verified the patent dates.
    Very nice, and very interesting old Colt, Mike. In all the Colt lists I have, or have seen, they state 1878 started with 41001, and the three line patent dates started in 1877. Did you get your date over the phone or in a Colt letter?
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