Take a Shot at History
Take a Shot at History
This Colt was Shipped in 1898. The pistol’s serial number is 112290 The Navy issue number is 11694. It has the standard 6 Inch barrel chambered for the 38 Long Colt. The Colt factory letter states that this Colt was shipped to the United States Government Navy Yard In New York October 15th 1898 with 200 pistols in that shipment. This Colt is in original as issued condition. The bore and chambers are in bright minty condition. The action is in new condition and locks up perfectly. The nitre blued parts are in bright blue condition. The original hard rubber grips are in very fine condition. The original high polish bluing would rate a 95% overall condition. The bottom of the grip frame has the following lettering, USN directly Below that, the Navy Anchor Below that, 38 D.A. Below that, a open triangle with a J inside the proof mark Below that, No. Below that, <span style=”white-space: pre;”> </span>11694 Navy Issue Number Below that, J N J Navy Inspector And finally Below that The Colt Serial Number of 112290. These Early Colt Navy revolvers saw hard service. It is quite rare to find one in this fine of condition! This Colt is a fine example of the side arms of our early Navy. This Colt would be a fine addition to any military and Colt collector! The original box of shells is for display only.
Antique H.L.V. Private (9) F. No. 564 -21
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For those folks that do not know me yet, I’m very hard of hearing on the phone. Therefore when you would call me, I will pick up the phone and tell you that I will call you right back. I have caller ID just so that you know, the reason for that is I cannot use a regular phone. I have to switch over to what is called a voice carry over phone. When I call you back you will hear my voice in our conversation, an operator will type your conversation to me on my phone view screen. With me reading what you are saying to me saves me a lot of confusion for me mishearing words.
I do want to talk to you and answer your questions without mistakes or miscommunications. This system works pretty good, so please be willing to be patient with my hearing loss.
My wife Marcia has fine hearing on the phone and is quite knowledgeable about firearms and is very able to help you over the phone.