Re: COLT D.A. 38 ?
I have a Colt 38 D. A. that has two patent dates on the top of the gun. Those dates are Aug. 5, 1884 & Nov. 6, 1888. The cylinder rotates counter-clockwise and there are no cylinder notches. The serial number on the butt is 20-076. This gun was issued to my Great-Great Uncle Walter Coffey who worked for the rail road. I have 29 bullets that were with the gun when my Grandmother gave it to me. The bullets say they are 38 long REM-UMC. I would love to hear any information you can tell me about this gun as far as manufacture date, value or any history. When ever I search the internet or at gunshows, I see guns that are similar but never exactly like mine. Thanks for your help.