Colts first standard issue swing out revolver. Like many, this one has had the serial number rubbed out on the butt and the lanyard removed. “RAC” inspector markings (Ronaldo A. Carr) are located on the back of cylinder, with several small sub-inspector marks visible on the latch, underneath the barrel, cylinder, inside the frame, and on the crane.The barrel on the Model 1892’s were serial numbered to the rest of the gun, which was unique to the first year DA’s. This gun has a barrel that is numbered to the frame which identifies it as unique to the Model 1892. This can be definitively identified as one of the original 1st Contract Model 1892’s that was produced in the year 1893 upgraded by Colt or Springfield Armory to the 1894 (hence the 1895 patent date on the early barrel). Left side of barrel is marked “COLT D.A. 38”.Other numbers are assembly numbers and do not necessarily mean replaced parts. Checkered walnut grips are probably replacements (done by an individual or factory) as the 1892 military had smooth walnut. We feel that this was re-blued at some point in the early 1900’s. The bluing is period correct however there are several “RAC” inspector marks missing as well as the info on the butt.
Very Good to Excellent, Despite the many changes, these were done by Colt or SA. The re-bluing looks older and Pre-1960. Grips look original colt and heavily worn, but probably not original to this gun.
Condition: Very Good to Excellent
Barrel Length: 6″
Model: 1892 New Army, Upgraded
Year – Range: 1892,1895
Caliber: .38 Colt
Serial #: 2724