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    My wife has a Colt Army Special .38 double action with a 4 in or a 4.5 in barrel. It was made in Hartford Ct. It has patent numbers Aug 5, 1884, xxx,1900 and July 4, 1905. The only serial number? I can see is on the cylinder release, it says 713. No serial number on the barrel. There must be one of you out there who knows everything about every gun ever made. I'm just curious about the age and value,etc. of it. IT'S NOT FOR SALE.
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    Can I have it for free then lol jk
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    chewy352 wrote:
    Can I have it for free then lol jk
    We could trade those new socks you were gonna get for Xmas for the gun. NOT!
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    I would ask on the CalGuns Handguns forum: http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/f...splay.php?f=66 or the Curio & Relic forum: http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/f...splay.php?f=84


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    Serial number is probably located on the frame underneath the grips. Take them off and have a look.
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    Open the cylinder, the serial number will be on the frame.

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    It's not under the grips and not on the frame under the cylinder. I am beginning to suspect it doesn't have one. Would that be possible for a military issue weapon. Btw, my wife bought it 45 yrs ago for $65.
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    According to WikiAnswers, itwas made during the middle 1920s. last serial # were around 540,000.
    The serial # has to be someplace. I just took the grips off of a pistol my ex-wife's grandfather gave me 40 years ago and found the 2 digit serial number stamped on the handle.

    Maybe the serial # was removed after being used in a crime. You should probably send it to me...so I can hide it for you.


    I got some info from a 2 year old thread on thehighroad.org: Depending on the condition, it could be worth $175 to $500.




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    yelohamr wrote:
    According to WikiAnswers, itwas made during the middle 1920s. last serial # were around 540,000.
    The serial # has to be someplace. I just took the grips off of a pistol my ex-wife's grandfather gave me 40 years ago and found the 2 digit serial number stamped on the handle.

    Maybe the serial # was removed after being used in a crime. You should probably send it to me...so I can hide it for you.


    I got some info from a 2 year old thread on thehighroad.org: Depending on the condition, it could be worth $175 to $500.


    woooot woooot, I found it.:celebrate It's on the bottom of the grip#540,000 (actually, my wife found it)

    It has a patina, but it's not pitted at all. I saw some similar that went for $350 and $375.

    I suppose the #713 on the cylinder release a part number?
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    So I guess you don't want me to hide it for you. You might want to edit out the serial # in your post. For security reasons, so someone else wont report it stolen.

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    It is still only worth 65 dollars. I will be more than happy to take it off of your hands

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    Code:
    Year     Serial Number
    1908     291000
    1909     305500
    1910     316000
    1911     326000
    1912     337500
    1913     350000
    1914     360500
    1915     379000
    1916     407000
    1917     423000
    1918     429000
    1919     432000
    1920     445000
    1921     464000
    1922     466000
    1923     486000
    1924     502000
    1925     514000
    1926     521000
    1927     540000
    Serial number table for the Colt Double Action Army/Police models.
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    pullnshoot25 wrote:
    It is still only worth 65 dollars. I will be more than happy to take it off of your hands
    If you include a "reach around" we might have a deal. :what:
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    wewd wrote:
    Code:
    Year     Serial Number
    1908     291000
    1909     305500
    1910     316000
    1911     326000
    1912     337500
    1913     350000
    1914     360500
    1915     379000
    1916     407000
    1917     423000
    1918     429000
    1919     432000
    1920     445000
    1921     464000
    1922     466000
    1923     486000
    1924     502000
    1925     514000
    1926     521000
    1927     540000
    Serial number table for the Colt Double Action Army/Police models.
    So this is the last one produced?

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    SteveO wrote:
    wewd wrote:
    Code:
    Year Serial Number
    1908 291000
    1909 305500
    1910 316000
    1911 326000
    1912 337500
    1913 350000
    1914 360500
    1915 379000
    1916 407000
    1917 423000
    1918 429000
    1919 432000
    1920 445000
    1921 464000
    1922 466000
    1923 486000
    1924 502000
    1925 514000
    1926 521000
    1927 540000
    Serial number table for the Colt Double Action Army/Police models.
    So this is the last one produced?
    I edited the serial number re Yelo's post. It was a 1908 number.
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