http://proofhouse.com/colt/sa_army_%20bisley_post-war.htm Under Single Action Revolvers in the left hand column I clicked on the very last entry in that column as a reference point. Single Action Army, Buntline & New Frontier SAA (Post-War) Year Serial Number 1956 1 1957 8800SA 1958 18500SA 1959 23400SA 1960 28500SA 1961 33600SA 1962 35650SA 1963 37300SA 1964 38500SA 1965 40000SA 1966 41500SA 1967 43800SA 1968 46300SA 1969 49000SA 1970 52600SA 1971 59400SA 1972 61700SA 1973 64400SA 1974 69400SA 1975 70500SA 1976 73201SA 1977 82200SA 1978 90500SA-99999SA After number 99999SA numbers started at SA01001 This is the address of the original home page that the above was linked from originally - http://thearmedcitizen.com/
Blue Book of Gun Values.
By calling or writing to Colt Mfg. Co,. in Hrtfd,CT
Based on proofhouse.com the 1977 colt cobras shows serial numbers 60001R - 71400R & 1978 as just 63401R????????
Blue Book of Gun Values. 2nd Generation Models were produced from 1956-1978 with serial number range of 0001SA-73000SA 3rd Generation Models were began in1978 with serial number range of 80,000SA-99,999SA IN 1978. at this point the "SA" suffix changed to a prefix beginning with SA01001- SA99,999 during 1993, and began over, this time separating the letters "SA, and starting with S02001A.
Your serial number doesn't have enough numbers. The starting serial number in 1978 was S01001.
The list I have only goes to up to 1978 ending with 99999SA. After 1978 the serial numbers started with SA01001.So a few years after 1978.
The Sex Pistols formed in 1975, and broke up on January 14, 1978.
You will have to call Colt. Published serial numbers stop at 1978
January 17, 1978.
Subtract the first 2 numbers from 100 = 1978.
Sorry- no known public SN database on these guns, and the firm went bankrupt and closed about 27 years ago.
There's a little blue pocket-sized book, "Colts Date of Manufacture: 1837-1978" by R.L. Wilson that has serial numbers listed by model and date. Very handy. The information in the book shows up on the Web now and then, just google "colt serial numbers," and see what you find.
Generation x goes from 1963-1978
The Colt serial number guide on the internet says Colt Detective Specials with serial numbers starting with"S", started in 1978. It should have a shrouded extractor rod.
Sometime after 1978.The list I have only goes to 1978. Serial # with S prefix started in 1978 with S01001
The Colt police positive special serial numbers I have end in 1978 with 59999R so I would have to say a couple of years after that.
Best I can say is sometime after 1978. In 1978 serial #'s started with 1001L.
The 1996 Edition of the Standard Catalog of Smith & Wesson by Krause Publications lists the serial numbers between N430001-N550000 for the year 1978.
Made in 1978
according to my source 70hp motors with numbers 4825249-5128279 were made in 1978 and is a "merc 700"
Based on the serial # , it was produced in 1978. The funder the numbers could be the proof mark.
Your stevens model 9478 shotgun was made during the years 1978-1985.while serial numbers were on the shotguns I do not believe that serial number records were kept as to the year of production.
Sorry the records I have only go up to 1978 and there is no serial number for a colt detective special beginning with the letter P up until that time.
About 1978 or 1979 serial number sp83400 was the end production number for 1978............