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Info On American DA .44 Cal....

Discussion in 'The Ask the Pros & What's It Worth? Forum' started by silver-fox, Nov 19, 2009.

  1. silver-fox

    silver-fox New Member

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    Hi,
    Looking for info about this pistol..On top there is- The American Double Action, and serial #1xx87 under grip on left side.Did`nt see any other marks til now, guess I happened to catch to right angle.Can`t read it, but there is something on left side of barrel.Can make out-U.S.A,then below that I think it has american??It is a .44 cal w/6" octagon barrel, nickel finish.Now that I noticed the markings on barrel, I`m at a loss..
    Thanks for any help.

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  2. b.goforth

    b.goforth New Member

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    AMERICAN DOUBLE ACTION FIRST MODEL
    (BLACK POWDER MODEL):-------------------------------------- 1884-1904
    32 caliber 6 shot, 38 caliber 5 shot, 44 caliber 5 shot, pull pin cylinder release, barrel length 2½, 4½ & 6 inches nickel finish standard, blue considered rare. Marked on top strap “AMERICAN DOUBLE ACTION”,
    first variation will have a round barrel & nickel trigger guard-----------1884-1887
    second variation will have a octagon barrel & nickel trigger guard------1888-1897
    third variation will have a octagon barrel , blue trigger guard and company name and address on left side of barrel--------------1898-1904
    100%=$225 60%=$95, 1st Variation rarely seen, add 50% premium., for all American Double Actions variations and variants: add 15% premium
    for blue finish, add 10% premium for 4 ½ “ or 6” barrel, add 5%-10% premium for nickel trigger guard (pre 1898)

    AMERICAN DOUBLE ACTION SECOND MODEL
    (SMOKELESS POWDER) -----------------------------------------1905-1941
    32 caliber 6 shot, 38 caliber 5 shot, 44 caliber 5 shot, pull pin cylinder release, calibers and barrel lengths are the same as first model, 44 Webley caliber discontinued in 1921, nickel finish, blue optional. Difference between First Model and Second Model is the caliber Markings on the left side of the barrel. After 1930 this model was listed in catalogs as; AMERICAN DOUBLE ACTION No. 60 .32 Caliber 6 shot and AMERICAN DOUBLE ACTION No. 65 .38 Caliber 5 shot
    100%=$225 60%= $75 For all American Double Action Second Models add 15% premium for blue finish and 10% for 4 ½” or 6” barrel

    my best guess would be this is a first model thrid variation manufactred betwee 1898 and 1904. as noted above the 44 webley caliber was discontinued in 1921.
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