Ha, ha! "Yet" is definitely the operative word!!!Thanks for all of the great pics, Cass!
I am glad that such military wheelguns have never (yet?) caught my fancy as I have far too many things, already, that have.
Do you mean the service number on the butt is 292? What serial range were you told? The serial range on the frame/crane should be 24,000 range for that service number.I have one marked 292 but according to the serial number it does not fall into the right slot?I see you maybe able to shed some light on ths it would be greatly appreciatedTx.gollum
britrecko:I have the opportunity to recently shoot a correctly marked USMC revolver in 45 L.C.but note that although the number on the but bottom was in the 650 range when i swing out the cylinder the number on the gate frame is in the 26,000 range. Why is this?
Secondly the wooden grips have been replaced with the usual black rubber grips with the colt logo. Why?
Thirdly the blueing looks good but it may have been reblued.I do not have the skills to know?
The revolver is not in my possession and i did not have the apparatus to take photographs to upload today.
I am tempted to purchase this revolver but the negotiated price has to be considered in the light of these apparent discrepancies.
Advice from Cass and others who have the knowledge to know the possible answers requested.