Where can I buy a letter of authenticity for a colt?
If your firearm does not appear in the listing, please understand that this is not a comprehensive database. If you wish to purchase a Letter of Authenticity with more definitive information for your firearm, please contact Colt Archive Properties, LLC.
Where can I find the original Colt gun?
We will search through Colt’s vast archives to provide you with accurate, documented details confirming the original specifications and delivery of your particular Colt firearm.
What can you do with a colt serial number?
Fortunately, one of the functions happens to be the “Serial Number Lookup” which permit you to learn about your Colt guns using their serial numbers. Here is the way to get to that particular function.
Can you tell the date of a colt archive letter?
Answer: No. Our records are limited to original shipping information and ownership is not traced through our records. Additionally, the attachment of individual names to our shipping ledgers is also very sparse. The dates stamped on my firearm do not match the date on the archive letter.
How can I find the serial number of a colt?
Enter the serial number, without spaces or dashes, to search the database. If multiple models appear for your serial number simply match the date with the appropriate model, as certain vintage firearms can share serial numbers between different models.
How long does it take to get a letter from Colt?
Answer: Current turnaround for the standard, non-expedited service is approximately 90-100 days from the day you order your letter. Your credit card will be charged at the time the research has been completed.
What are the patent dates on a Colt revolver?
Answer: The dates stamped on the firearm are patent dates, which relate to patent filings for parts & design of the gun and do not reflect manufacturing dates. As an example, current production Single Action Army revolvers still bear patent dates from 1871, 1872, and 1875.
How much does a Colt Detective Special cost?
The third generation of this firearm shows the shrouded ejector rod but by now the handgun had a less distinctive profile. A custom engraved version of the handgun going for about $1750. Typically, used pricing ranges from about $250 to about $450 and even to $650 (asking price), depending on age, the generation and condition.
What kind of ammo does a Colt Detective Special Use?
“I have a comment regarding the use of +P ammo in .38 caliber Detective Specials. According to the owners manual that came with my .38 Special Diamondback, purchased in the early 1980s, D-frame Colt revolvers, specifically including the Detective Special, can safely use +P ammo, subject to certain limitations.
What kind of Revolver is the colt Boa?
The Colt Boa is a rare revolver and much sought after by serious collectors of Colt revolvers. The Boa was made in a limited run of only 1,200 revolvers for the Lew Horton Distributing Company in Massachusetts: 600 were made with 4″ barrels, and then 600 with 6″ barrels.
What to do if your gun serial number does not match?
If multiple models appear for your serial number simply match the date with the appropriate model, as certain vintage firearms can share serial numbers between different models. If your firearm does not appear in the listing, please understand that this is not a comprehensive database.