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US ARMY 1903 COLT (DA 38 NEW ARMY) DOUBLE ACTION REVOLVER
THIS 1903 COLT ARMY MODEL IS CHAMBERED FOR 38 LONG COLT OR 38 SHORT COLT. IT HAS HAD THE BUTT MARKINGS AND LANYARD RING REMOVED. THE FRAME HAS SERIAL # 6641 BUT AS A 1903 MARKED COLT THE FULL SERIAL NUMBER WAS PROBABLY ORIGINALLY 206641 MARKED ON THE BUTT NEAR THE LANYARD LOOP. THE BORE IS FAIR TO GOOD WITH SHINY LANDS WITH SCATTERED PITTING. THE RIFLING IS IN GOOD CONDITION. THE ACTION WORKS IN SINGLE AND DOUBLE ACTION BUT IN DOUBLE ACTION DOESN'T ROTATE IF THE TRIGGER IS NOT FULLY RELEASED AFTER FIRING A SHOT. IF YOU KNOW COLTS MAYBE THAT TELLS YOU WHAT PART OR SPRING IS WORN. THE CHAMBERS ARE IN GOOD CONDITION. THE FINISH HAS GONE COMPLETELY BROWN BUT LOOKS ORIGINAL AS THE INSPECTION STAMPS ARE CLEAR. THE FRAME IS STAMPED JEH, RAC AND 1903. THE BARREL IS STAMPED COLT DA 38.
SHIPPING IS $50 MY FFL TO YOUR FFL.
R.A.C. = Rinaldo A. Carr who was a civilian employee of the War Department and was the sub-inspector on the revolvers. Mark is found on the Cylinder, left frame, and bottom of grips.
J.E.H = Captain Jay E. Hoffer - Inspector of Contract Arms, Colt revolvers and Colt Gatling guns. Oct. 31, 1903 to Mar. 6, 1906. Commanding Officer at Springfield Armory from Mar. 15, 1918 to Sept. 16th, 1918. Retired as a Colonel on Jan. 1919. There were other inspectors that accepted the Model 1903 as well.
Serial numbers are found on grips, butt, cylinder latch, crane recess and crane.
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Handgun Caliber: .38 Short Colt, .38 Long Colt
Model: ARMY 1903
Serial Number: 6641
Barrel Length: 6
Chambers: 6 GOOD CONDITION
Metal Condition: FAIR FINISH ALL GONE BROWN AND SCATTERED PITTING
Wood Condition: GOOD
Bore Condition: FAIR-GOOD- SHINY WITH SCATTERED PITTING STRONG RIFLING
Barrel Type: ROUND
Action: SINGLE/DOUBLE SOME PLAY
Butt Pad: GROUND LANYARD AND ORIGINAL US ARMY MARKINGS
Finish: BLUE GONE BROWN - SCATTERED PITTING
Manufacture Date: 1903