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Colt New Navy Double Action Revolver .38 Long Colt - Collector's Information - Model 1895 U.S. Navy 1902 Contract Serial Number 191324

 

Colt Model 1895 U.S. Navy 1902 Contract Serial Number 191324 with 6" barrel - Factory blue finish with fire blue small parts and checkered hard rubber grips. One of 2,000 produced for the U.S. Navy. It has both a factory serial number (191324) and a Navy property number (No. 14065) marked on the butt. Additionally, the parts are matched by a separate assembly number (1335) which is present on the frame, crane, cylinder release, side-plate, and scratched inside each of the original hard rubber grips. The butt is marked U.S.N. over the Navy Anchor. Beneath this is the caliber designation ".38 D.A." and the "Triangle-B" civilian inspection marking and the initials "J.A.B." (both belonging to John A. Bell). The "Star-I" acceptance marking is found on the left side of the trigger guard, rear of cylinder, inside crane, beneath barrel, and on the cylinder release.

Colt Factory letter indicates Colt Navy Revolver serial number 191324, .38 cal, blue finish, rubber stocks, was sold to the United States Government and shipped to the General Storekeeper, Navy Yard, Brooklyn, NY, on December 29, 1902, as part of a 250 gun shipment.

Colt Model 1895 U.S. Navy 1902 Contract Serial Number 191324 - Butt of pistol marked U.S.N., anchor, .38 DA, triangle with a "B", No. 14065, J.A.B. 191324.
 

Colt Model 1895 U.S. Navy 1902 Contract Serial Number 191324 - Star with "I" marking on cylinder release along with assembler's mark "1335". This number is also scratched inside each of the grips from when they were fitted to the gun.

Colt Model 1895 U.S. Navy 1902 Contract Serial Number 191324 - Star with "I" marking on left trigger guard.

Colt Model 1895 U.S. Navy 1902 Contract Serial Number 191324 - Star with "I" marking on underside of the barrel.

Colt Model 1895 U.S. Navy 1902 Contract Serial Number 191324 - Star with "I" marking on rear face of the cylinder.

Colt Model 1895 U.S. Navy 1902 Contract Serial Number 191324 - Star with "I" marking and assembler's number inside of cylinder crane.

Colt Model 1895 U.S. Navy 1902 Contract Serial Number 191324 - assembler's number on frame.

Colt Model 1895 U.S. Navy 1902 Contract Serial Number 191324 - recoil shield.

Colt Model 1895 U.S. Navy 1902 Contract Serial Number 191324 - Marked on top of barrel:

COLT'S PT. F. A. MFG. CO. HARTFORD. CT. U.S.A.
PATENTED AUG. 5.1884 NOV.6.88. MAR.5.95.

Colt Model 1895 U.S. Navy 1902 Contract Serial Number 191324 - right side. Front site is standard early rounded type. The trigger and rear of the hammer are fire blued.

Colt Model 1895 U.S. Navy 1902 Contract Serial Number 191324 - Left side of barrel marked:
COLT. D.A. 38

Colt Model 1895 U.S. Navy 1902 Contract Serial Number 191324 - Close-up view of fire blue on rear of hammer.

Colt Model 1895 U.S. Navy 1902 Contract Serial Number 191324 - Close-up of front grip strap.

Colt Model 1895 U.S. Navy 1902 Contract Serial Number 191324 - Close-up of rear grip strap.

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