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Colt New Navy Double Action Revolver .38 Long Colt - Collector's Information - Early Civilian Model 1889 with 3" Barrel - Serial Number 6446

 

Colt New Navy Model 1889 Serial Number 6446 with 3" barrel - Factory blue finish with fire blue small parts and checkered hard rubber grips. The parts are matched by a separate assembly number (307) which is present on the frame, crane, cylinder release, side-plate, and scratched inside each of the original hard rubber grips.

Colt Factory Letter indicates this revolver was shipped with a blue finish, hard rubber stocks, 3" barrel and was shipped to Colt's Patent Fire Arms Manufacturing Company, San Francisco Agency, San Francisco, California on April 24, 1890, one of 24 guns in the shipment.

Colt New Navy Model 1889 Serial Number 6446 - The butt is marked "64" over "46".

Colt New Navy Model 1889 Serial Number 6446 - Left side of barrel marked:

COLT. D.A. 38


 

Colt New Navy Model 1889 Serial Number 6446 - Assembler's number 307 on cylinder latch.

Colt New Navy Model 1889 Serial Number 6446 - Assembler's number 307 on frame.

Colt New Navy Model 1889 Serial Number 6446 - Assembler's number 307 on cylinder crane.

Colt New Navy Model 1889 Serial Number 6446 - right side. Front site is standard early rounded type. The trigger and rear of the hammer are fire blued.

Colt New Navy Model 1889 Serial Number 6446 - "COLT'S PT. F.A. MFG. Co" over "HARTFORD, CT. U.S.A."

Colt New Navy Model 1889 Serial Number 6446 - fire blue hand checkered hammer.

Colt New Navy Model 1889 Serial Number 6446 - recoil shield.

Colt New Navy Model 1889 Serial Number 6446 - barrel breech.

Colt New Navy Model 1889 Serial Number 6446 - Close-up of front grip strap.

Colt New Navy Model 1889 Serial Number 6446 - Close-up of rear grip strap.

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