Re: Colt new service revolver of 1892
Through most of production, both the military and civilian models used a smooth ejector rod head, with a single groove to the rear and a hole through the front. In 1905, they changed the civilian guns to add checkered type knurling, but kept the same basic shape and hole. The knurled type were also used on the USMC Model 1905, but were too late for other military production except as replacements.
NOTE: When I read your post and you said New Service, but gave the dates 1892 and 1895, T was puzzled. The Colt New Service didn't come out until 1899, so I made the assumption that you meant the .38 Service revolver, Models 1892, 1894, etc. If I am wrong, please post a picture or more information.
Last edited by Jim K; 01-05-2011 at 09:55 PM..