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USFA Serial Number Questioning
« on: August 01, 2022, 11:33:36 AM »
Can anyone help with an unusual USFA serial number?
200012.
Could this be a custom SN?
Is there any way to date this or determine if it’s 100% USA?
Thank you.

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Re: USFA Serial Number Questioning
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2022, 12:28:33 PM »
Good photos would help.
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Re: USFA Serial Number Questioning
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2022, 06:33:33 PM »
Thanks for the reply Buckaroo Lou…
This is a general question about a six digit serial number (200012)and weather or not they existed or were solely custom. This is a premium USFA. CC/DB.
 

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Re: USFA Serial Number Questioning
« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2022, 08:17:31 PM »
I'm no expert on USFA guns but I own a few and follow most everything I find to read or see discussed about them. I've never heard of a six digit serial number. Doesn't mean there never was one, just that I've never heard any mention of there ever being one.

YMMV,
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Re: USFA Serial Number Questioning
« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2022, 08:32:25 PM »
I have a real nice high 5 digit numbered gun that is a Sheriffs model, BP frame with old Armory blue and factory stag grips. It is the highest serial numbered gun I have seen. I bought it at our local gun show back right about the time USFA shut down. All USA parts. The only safe queen I own.

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Re: USFA Serial Number Questioning
« Reply #5 on: August 02, 2022, 09:42:48 AM »
Lou, go shoot it! (smiley face goes here)

I have three Gunfighter variants (I hate that name) and all three of them have serial numbers in the 58,000 range. Those are the highest numbers I've seen and that's a long, long way from the 200,000 range mentioned in the OP.

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Re: USFA Serial Number Questioning
« Reply #6 on: August 02, 2022, 11:42:21 AM »
Lou, go shoot it! (smiley face goes here)

Dave

Dave, I would except I have three other 3 1/2" barrel revolvers to shoot. One USFA Storekeeper in a Rodeo II and two Uberti Sheriff models with the ejector shroud.

My apologizes to the OP. I didn't mean to hijack your original post.

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Re: USFA Serial Number Questioning
« Reply #7 on: August 02, 2022, 05:33:08 PM »
So not that it matters any longer the USFA I was referencing with the six digit serial number is up on GI. I took too long and lost it to someone else.
For discussion I’ve attached an image to help answer the SN question.

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Re: USFA Serial Number Questioning
« Reply #8 on: August 02, 2022, 05:34:00 PM »
Another image of this beautiful revolver. Boy do I know what I lost.

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Re: USFA Serial Number Questioning
« Reply #9 on: August 02, 2022, 05:56:27 PM »
Ah, you didn't mention Bisley.  I'm wondering if those who said they haven't seen a 6-digit s/n are including Bisleys?  How much did it go for?

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Re: USFA Serial Number Questioning
« Reply #10 on: August 02, 2022, 10:17:35 PM »
The reason I wanted photos is because by the photos the ejector shroud and cylinder flutes indicate a Uberti parts gun, possibly a USPFA if they had a Bisley back then, and that would explain the six digit serial number. Any photos of the barrel roll markings?

I once had a USPFA premium single action with a 7 1/2" barrel and I believe it had a six digit serial number. Not certain but I think it did.
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Re: USFA Serial Number Questioning
« Reply #11 on: August 03, 2022, 06:22:52 AM »
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Re: USFA Serial Number Questioning
« Reply #12 on: August 03, 2022, 06:27:15 AM »
This is the only image with roll markings

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Re: USFA Serial Number Questioning
« Reply #13 on: August 04, 2022, 01:28:20 AM »
Holy crap on a stick, that is literally my Holy Grail!!!
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Re: USFA Serial Number Questioning
« Reply #14 on: August 04, 2022, 10:33:08 AM »
For you who are interested here is another one. It too looks to be a Uberti parts gun and a five digit serial number.

https://www.gunsinternational.com/guns-for-sale-online/revolvers/usfa-pistols-revolvers/united-states-fire-arms-bisley-45-colt-2-cylinders.cfm?gun_id=102018908
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Re: USFA Serial Number Questioning
« Reply #15 on: August 04, 2022, 12:16:36 PM »
For you who are interested here is another one. It too looks to be a Uberti parts gun and a five digit serial number.

https://www.gunsinternational.com/guns-for-sale-online/revolvers/usfa-pistols-revolvers/united-states-fire-arms-bisley-45-colt-2-cylinders.cfm?gun_id=102018908
I guess we can assume that the extra cylinder is 45acp, although the ad doesn't actually say.

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Re: USFA Serial Number Questioning
« Reply #16 on: August 06, 2022, 02:27:30 PM »
So I’m pitching this question again.
Does anyone have any information on a factory 6 digit serial number (200012) on a Bisley model?

Wondering if it was a custom SN at the customers request or factory issued.
I have never seen six digits before.

Thanks fellas…..

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Re: USFA Serial Number Questioning
« Reply #17 on: August 06, 2022, 04:27:13 PM »
Gun K1n6,

I think the only person who might know would be Gary Granger. He is on this site as GaryG and I thought he might have chimed in by now. You might try to private message him if he doesn't chime in on this post.
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Re: USFA Serial Number Questioning
« Reply #18 on: August 07, 2022, 12:53:10 PM »
Thank you!

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Re: USFA Serial Number Questioning
« Reply #19 on: August 07, 2022, 05:32:25 PM »
Maybe the serial number matches the serial number of a Colt Bisley which was a 6 digit number?
My best guess.

 

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