colt DA 38

Discussion in 'The Ask the Pros & What's It Worth? Forum' started by toot56, Jun 29, 2011.

  1. toot56

    toot56 New Member

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    I HAVE COLT PISTOL ON BARRELL ITS MARKED COLT DA 38
    ON BUTT ITS MARKED U.S ARMY MODEL 1901 UNDER THAT ITS NO 197
    124
    IN FRONT OF GRIP ITS MARKED 1903
    BESIDE HAMMER ITS MARKED J.T.T
    ABOVE GRIP AND ON CYC ITS MARKED R.A.C
    ON CYC RELEASE ITS GOT K OVER 7124
    HAS A 6" BARRELL
    CAN YOU TELL ME WHAT IT IS AND IF WORTH ANYTHING
    JUST FAIR COND.HAS HOLSTER WITH METAL CLIP
  2. hrf

    hrf Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to the forum. Your gun is a pre-WW1 U. S. Army issue. It should have a lanyard ring on butt and smooth wooden grips with inspector's initials. Caliber is .38 Long Colt, not .38 Special. Value maybe $200-$300 if only fair condition, and holster is military issue.
  3. Jim K

    Jim K New Member

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    RAC is Rinaldo A. Carr, who inspected the gun originally. JTT is John Taliaferro Thompson*, who inspected the gun after it was rebuilt in 1903.

    *Yes, the Thompson of the Thompson submachinegun, who at that time was a captain and inspector of revolvers and machineguns at Springfield Armory. Whether he actually did the inspecting of that revolver or not, it was done, and marked, by his authority.

    Jim
  4. BETH

    BETH Well-Known Member

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    hey toot welcome to the forum can u put up a picture
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