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    Default Colt Revolver... Help Identify Model, Year & Maybe a Value

    This was my dad's whom passed away back in 05. This Colt is old and I don't really know what its worth or what year it is. Anyone like to help out with a littl info on this gun.

    Only markings are:

    No Serial # which does not make since. No grinding anywhere so did Colt make revolvers back in these days "what ever year that may be" without Serial #'s?
    Colt?s PT FA MFG CO HARTFORD. CT. USA.
    PATD AUG 5, 1884. JUL 4, 1905. OCT 5, 1926

    There is the Colt horse on the left side and of course on the handles. There is a whole in the very center and bottom of the butt end of the grips for lanyard. There is also an old small piece of paper inside the handles that looks to be 100 years old with a set of numbers on it. Maybe ?According to Geraldo? this was from Al Capone?s Vault! Drop box link below:

    https://www.dropbox.com/sh/dk5im1be8...yFN14h4la?dl=0

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    SN not under the grips stamped on the frame. Also not on the frame anyplace? No caliber stamped on the bbl?

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    What caliber?

    That gun should have a SN. I haven't owned a Colt revolver in years but maybe somewhere on the frame.

    Looks like a Colt Police Positive Special:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colt_P...sitive_Special

    According to the wiki, Colt's most produced DA revolver, made from 1908 to 1995 (wow I didn't realize they made them that late!)

    According to an online source, if it's a Police Positive the SN should be on the frame where the crane swings out.
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    Actually, looking at it closer it seems more likely to be a Colt Official Police:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colt_Official_Police

    Serial number should be in the same place. Swing the cylinder open and look on the frame where the crane swings out.
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    Colt serial number data base -

    https://www.colt.com/serial-lookup
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    Looks like a New Service to me. But it's hard to tell how big it actually is. Is this a large frame gun or smaller frame? The hole in the bottom of the grip frame is for a lanyard loop.
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    I just posted new photo's guys. I removed the grips carefully and I didn't get a picture with the cylinder open. However, I looked from each angle and there is nothing in there either. I see no SN anywhere except wrote on the piece of paper which I no longer can make out actually. I seen the online Colt SN search but that does not help me as I can't make that out. Maybe someone that can enhance the picture with software can get the numbers off it. This is the first time I removed the grips since I originally brought it home just after dad passed back in 2005 so maybe 2006. That notebook paper is old as dirt! Please check out the new pictures to see if anything now helps to identify specifically what the heck this is. It is a 38 I can tell that for sure but I have never fired it. Tight and locks up great. Very tight!

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    Very similiar for sure except the grips and I'd say that could have been a variance to each model for personal perference. Thanks.

    Quote Originally Posted by Martinjmpr View Post
    Actually, looking at it closer it seems more likely to be a Colt Official Police:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colt_Official_Police

    Serial number should be in the same place. Swing the cylinder open and look on the frame where the crane swings out.

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    No sir and no sir!

    Quote Originally Posted by BlasterBob View Post
    SN not under the grips stamped on the frame. Also not on the frame anyplace? No caliber stamped on the bbl?

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    Bailey, I think I'd say its a large frame or med. Its not what I consider small at all.

    Quote Originally Posted by Bailey Guns View Post
    Looks like a New Service to me. But it's hard to tell how big it actually is. Is this a large frame gun or smaller frame? The hole in the bottom of the grip frame is for a lanyard loop.

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