colt single action army
The local pawn shop here in town (only one) has a Colt single action army serial number 192xxx which indicates it was made in 1900. The first year that Colt specified this gun for smokeless powder.
The gun is nickle plated which I think is correct.
I've been told twice that all of these were shipped with 7.5 in. barrels. This one is shorter than that. I've also been told many were shipped back to Colt to have the barrel shortened.
My question: Is there a way to tell if Colt did the work on this gun? I've seen some letters from Colt that don't list the barrel length. If a letter can't be obtained from Colt showing the barrel shortening how does that affect value?