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Colt SAA 357 Mag...interesting box

CS8161CS8161 Member Posts: 13,595 ✭✭✭
edited January 2014 in Ask the Experts
I've never seen a Colt SAA box like this one, about what year is this revolver from? Is it a 2nd gen?
http://www.GunBroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=386067692

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    Spider7115Spider7115 Member, Moderator Posts: 29,714 ******
    edited November -1
    That's known as the "Stagecoach Box" and yes, it is a 2nd Generation box used from the late 1960's to mid 1970's. The revolver was made in 1973.
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    CS8161CS8161 Member Posts: 13,595 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Thanks, I bet the box by itself is worth a few hundred to a collector!
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    charliemeyer007charliemeyer007 Member Posts: 6,579 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    I bet the finish doesn't wash off with solvent either.
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    BigLoop22BigLoop22 Member Posts: 620 ✭✭
    edited November -1
    CS8161,

    This photograph shows a Postal District/ Zone Code of "14":

    68857SA-2.JPG

    Those codes started in 1943. The ZIP Code was started in 1963, though it was non-mandatory, at that point. If the revolver is from a later timeframe (1973), then, I would think that, the box is not original to the gun.

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    CS8161CS8161 Member Posts: 13,595 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by BigLoop22
    CS8161,

    This photograph shows a Postal District/ Zone Code of "14":

    68857SA-2.JPG

    Those codes started in 1943. The ZIP Code was started in 1963, though it was non-mandatory, at that point. If the revolver is from a later timeframe (1973), then, I would think that, the box is not original to the gun.

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