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Offline Joel6180

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« Reply #50 on: September 10, 2015, 08:27:14 am »
I posted this gun elsewhere, so I imagine you have the info, but just in case, CB658, 45 Colt, Cowboy.  The only date I can find is red ink 9/11/09 on the safety & instruction manual.  Red ink has also underlined many places in the manual under important information.  I didn't know if this was owner's or manufacturers dates & markings.

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« Reply #51 on: December 07, 2015, 11:04:14 pm »
My Single Action USFA .44 Special has a serial number of 28657. It is a 4 3/4, full dome blue Single Action model with black rubber grips. My invoice from my gun dealer is August 2011 but the gun was original ordered in 2009. I'm pretty sure it was made in 2011, close to the date is was received. The box contains no date information or test target, only a form to register it for a "Lifetime Warranty"...

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« Reply #52 on: December 08, 2015, 11:12:47 am »
If your gun was ordered in 2009 but not delivered until Aug 20011, the build process wasn't started until Jun/Jul 2011.  Any red underling or highlighting was done by the original owner

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« Reply #53 on: December 08, 2015, 11:36:39 am »
Gary, Any idea how high the numbers went as the shop closed?
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« Reply #54 on: January 10, 2018, 12:38:39 pm »
Hi,
I have a Matt blue Rodeo S/N S667 I bought about 3 years ago from a guy at my gun range.  I'd like to know about what year it was made, I'm guessing is was one of the last Rodeo's before USFA closed up.  It's a 45 Colt with 5 1/2 barrel.  I have since turned it into a Premier model.  Nicest SAA I have even before I had it redone by Longhunters in Amarillo.  Checked my matching box and it has a date of 2006 inside the lid on the USFA Label.  The owner's manual has a date of 2004
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« Reply #55 on: January 16, 2018, 09:51:22 am »
I have a USFA bought 01/15/2017 from Main Street Guns, Bayboro, NC, it is Bone Blue, with a serial number of D913. Can you give me any information on it?

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« Reply #56 on: January 16, 2018, 09:53:16 am »
By the picture and the number it looks to be a USA made Rodeo.
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« Reply #57 on: January 22, 2018, 02:22:42 pm »
I guess I should add my paltry few as well.

Henry Nettleton 47119, a Uberti parts gun, bbl is USPFA, I got it used in 1999 or 2000.
Rodeos, A720 and A724,45 Colt, 4 3/4", Uberti parts guns, bought around 1997 or 98, I had to wait almost 6 months after I ordered them.
Rodeo Sheriff, SMA049, matte blue, USA gun, bought around 2007.
Doug Turnbull pair, 44 WCF, 7 1/2", BP frames 737DT, 738DT, bought around 2011 or 12. Look to be US parts.

Well, there's my half dozen, hope they help add to the confusion.

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« Reply #58 on: February 07, 2018, 03:21:57 pm »
I have two to add:

4 3/4 45 Colt Pre War SN 23659  Has cone firing pin but hammer does not appear to have hand cut checkering. USA gun?

5 1/2 45 Colt Pre War SN 26014  Appears to be 100% USA gun.

Bought both guns in 2011 used.  Have no idea when they were originally purchased, sorry.
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« Reply #59 on: February 07, 2018, 03:52:40 pm »
Quote from: satchmo

4 3/4 45 Colt Pre War SN 23659  Has cone firing pin but hammer does not appear to have hand cut checkering. USA gun?

Thanks for the additions gentlemen.


Fully 100% USA made guns started around 22500.  So you are well above those numbers on 23659.  You should have hand cut checkering on the hammer. 

Here are three of the hand cut USFA hammer patterns used...but there could be others as well.

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« Reply #60 on: February 08, 2018, 10:04:31 pm »
Ah, yes!...  The hammer on 23659 is the spitting image of the hammer pictured on the far left.

I was comparing it to the hammer on 26014 which is like the one on the far right.

Interesting that they would use patterns that are so different.

Thanks!



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« Reply #61 on: February 09, 2018, 09:14:15 am »
Hammer on the far left, with the border, should be on a black powder frame.
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« Reply #62 on: February 09, 2018, 07:34:18 pm »
Serial number 22555, 4 3/4" .44WCF.  Blued and cased. Smokeless frame.

Serial number 27364, 4 3/4" .38WCF.  Blued and cased.  Smokeless frame.

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« Reply #63 on: February 11, 2018, 10:03:01 am »
Yahoody,

23659 is definitely not a black powder frame.


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« Reply #64 on: February 11, 2018, 11:29:36 am »
Beautiful gun either way.  Hammer fits..and no question it was hand checkered early on :)

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« Reply #65 on: February 11, 2018, 03:37:37 pm »
Thanks!

It's my favorite SAA.


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« Reply #66 on: May 10, 2018, 01:08:35 pm »
Some wonderful guns and info here.  Thanks to everyone!  I am just now trying to put it all into some sort of order and one place on the Internet for easy access to all.  Please feel free to add anything  you have for serial numbers or data points of interest.

more via Ben, "I have A582 built in 2001 and has a dated empty cartridge envelope for November 2001 signed by good ol' Al V. The second is B514 and it left the factory in September 2002. That date came from USFA before the doors shut. They also confirmed that those guns were when some Uberti parts were still being used. "
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« Reply #67 on: May 10, 2018, 09:08:31 pm »
yahoody, I have five US made USFA's but I didn't purchase them new, although some of them either have never been fired or I was the first to fire them, so I don't know the dates they were made. Do you want the serial numbers anyway?
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« Reply #68 on: May 10, 2018, 11:21:55 pm »
Quote from: Buckaroo Lou
..... I don't know the dates they were made. Do you want the serial numbers anyway?

You bet Lou, every number helps sort them all out.
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« Reply #69 on: July 06, 2018, 03:10:08 pm »
Prewar 4 3/4" Walnut, case colored BP frame and hammer, walnut grips and 2 - .45 Colt caliber cylinders both serial numbered to the gun. All on shown on the end label. NIB and perfect all USA of course. Serial 28,285. How close to the end of production is this gun? Thanks!

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« Reply #70 on: July 06, 2018, 05:04:57 pm »
CJ...no one really knows that is talking, but I suspect your gun is in the last year of production.  Not seen a 29000's gun but that is suppose to be the end of "normal" production.
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« Reply #71 on: July 07, 2018, 12:34:07 am »
Prewar 4 3/4" Walnut, case colored BP frame and hammer, walnut grips and 2 - .45 Colt caliber cylinders both serial numbered to the gun. All on shown on the end label. NIB and perfect all USA of course. Serial 28,285. How close to the end of production is this gun? Thanks!

silly question I know but are you sure the are both 45 Colt and not one a 45acp?
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« Reply #72 on: July 07, 2018, 06:26:36 am »
Yes both are 45 Colt cal. I examined both cylinders and they are 45 Colt not ACP. Plus the box end label also has the gun as 45 Colt and the extra cylinder as 45 Colt as well. Very unusual but that is how it was made and shipped. All NIB and untouched and never handled. It was Collected since new and is 100%. Owner got tired of it. Cost me 2k.

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« Reply #73 on: July 07, 2018, 08:46:45 am »
Thanks, sounds like a neat gun!
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« Reply #74 on: July 13, 2018, 04:01:40 pm »
Hello!  Thought I would submit USFA Ser # 58988, Gunslinger, .45, 4 3/4, BP frame, walnut grips. I ordered this gun new from USFA around 2005/2006.  I ordered the gunslinger because of the aged finish.  This SA is a working gun, my personal carry weapon for about 10 years down here in Texas,  and it shows it.  I didn't want a gun that was to pretty to use on a daily basis.  Its personality just gets better with age and use.  I love this gun, flawless operation, shoots right to the point of aim, couldn't ask for better!  Hope this information is of use to your project.