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Old 04-11-2018, 09:19 PM
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I got on hold a nickel DA 41colt with I think a 5 inch barrel. the Nickel is in 85% or better. from what I found its a new model army navy made to 1907. sn is 90690 anyone know about them?
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The Colt SN lookup function puts this one in 1897:

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It was the .41 Colt version of the 1889-1903 series of New Army/Navy D.A. revolvers. Another forum may find you more information .
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There isnít that much more to know about them.

Colt produced the civilian New Navy and Army revolvers concurrent with the military versions. While most of the military variants (except some later Navy) had wooden stocks, the civilian versions had hard rubber stocks. The most obvious way to distinguish Army from Navy are the type of stock logo.

The .41 civilian version was technically identical to the .38, but these were never issued in .41, and the caliber was much less popular. I donít know about present-day ammo availability.

The mechanisms on the DA Colts of that generation have a reputation to be somewhat delicate and hard to repair, but I have no first-hand experience in the respect. Iíve only got a military .38 Army 1901 at present, and it hasnít broken yet.

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41 cal is a fairly scarce chambering in this model. You might want to check but I believe they do bring a premium.
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I have a 41 Army Special, as well as a couple of single actions. Have had as many as 6-8 in the past.

I like the caliber=beats a 38 Special in the heavier bullet weights. Two bore sizes=one is a heeled bullet and later guns used the 38-40 bullet. Loaded ammo is pricey and brass is a one or two runs a year event. Bullets are hard to get. Western Bullet makes it but their customer service & prices sucks! GAD has it. His prices are good but the old man can be cranky==very fast shipping, though. The place in Idaho (Buffalo Brothers? Buffalo Arms?) has some sometimes.
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The only 41 Colt I have ever owned was a Belgian copy of the
Colt Lightning DA. It had mechanical problems and I traded it
off, never shot it nor had ammo for it. I know where there is a
Bisley 41, 99.9% in the original box. This gun was bought at a
local HWD Store in the 20s. The original owner was the great
grandfather of guy who has it now. It was bought as under the
counter gun for his grocery store. He has partial box of ammo
probably the original that was bough with gun. Not being gun
people they have no intention of shooting it, or selling it. The
reciept from HWD store is in the box too, I don't remember the
exact amount but it was less than $20 bucks and there is no
way to tell if it was new or used when purchased.
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.41 LC revolvers aren't particularly uncommon, at least I have seen quite a few of them. Colt chambered several of their revolvers in .41 LC, including the SAA and Bisley models in addition to the NA&N, Army Special, and Official Police DA revolvers. Only problem is finding ammunition. I think the last production runs made were back in the late 1970s when Western made a special run of one million rounds, all of which went to one dealer-distributor in Texas. Some of the specialty loaders may make .41 LC today, and I have seen an occasional box at gun shows - but very expensive. I have two full boxes on the off chance I may run into a deal I can't refuse for a Colt .41 revolver. I have understood that Colt revolvers in .41 LC were very popular in Mexico back in the day when civilians there could legally own handguns.
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