Re: Colt first generation SAA value
Is the "DFC" part of the serial number? Going by the numbers alone, both numbers date from 1882. Prefix or suffix letters were sometimes used for commemorative guns, but I didn't find "DFC" on the lists I have. It seems probably that you have a gun made from parts of at least two guns. (The number on the loading gate is an assembly number and will not, except by coincidence, match the serial number in whole or part.)
The serial number on the frame should be the legal serial, but the letters raise a question.
The "101" might, or might not, have a connection with the famous 101 Ranch in Oklahoma. If you are near Laredo, TX, you might try some research on J.W. Carson. Guns connected with even moderately well-known people bring a premium.
Last edited by Jim K; 12-24-2009 at 08:52 PM..