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Thread: Garage Sale Find

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    Garage Sale Find

    My wife is a garage sale freak. I frequently escort her, but rarely find anything I want. This past weekend was different. Following the signs, we went to a sale not 5 miles from home. Poking around under the tables I found a plastic tote labeled "gun parts". After a peek inside, I snatched it up, gave the nice lady the $100 she was asking, and quietly took it to the car, then rejoined my wife. Neither of us bought anything else there. After a looong day of continued "sailing" as we call it, I retired to my man cave and was able to assemble three complete "black army" Colts!

    Here's my question. Are there any differences in "Black Army's"? Can I tell which parts belong to which gun? One had been poorly hot blued, so the exterior parts were easily identified. The internals, not so much. Serials 2477XX, 3081XX AND 3375XX.

    Thank you for any guidance.

    Doug

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    I dunno. Barrels for all three should be "vertical HP". I fear any difference in small parts will be very subtle.

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    Thank you Mr. Watson!

    Vertical? As in holding the pistol with the barrel pointing skyward? If so, through the ejection port, two of them show an "H" near the breech end and a "P" toward the muzzle. Good? One shows an "H" near the breech but with ".45 AUTO" horizontally toward the muzzle. Bad.

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    Wow. The odds of such a find seem kind of like winning a multimillion $$ lottery. Congrats.

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    The .45 AUTO barrel later than your serials.

    Some slide markings and machined features change significantly in the 275k - 290k range.

    http://www.coolgunsite.com/ might help.

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    Some people have all the luck. Color me envious.
    Hawkmoon
    On a good day, can hit the broad side of a barn ... from the inside

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