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Old 11-17-2020, 17:55   #1
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Colt Single Action Army

Can anyone tell me what the "p 1840" and the "p 1850" designation of the Colt Single Action Army pistols means?
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Old 11-17-2020, 20:12   #2
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Not really sure. One has 4.5 inch barrel and the other a 5.0 barrel. Not sure about the rest.
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Old 11-18-2020, 01:33   #3
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likely "patent"
are you talking black powder or cartridge revolvers?
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Old 11-21-2020, 05:17   #4
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Colt, before it was Colt Firearms Company, was originally called Colt's Patent Firearms Company.
I have not been able to find anything about why it was called the model P, but like Rocky's Pop, I believe the P meant patent.
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Old 11-21-2020, 12:39   #5
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I believe the 1911 Colts are called "O" frames, as in the letter O and not the number zero.
Hard for me to tell what it all means.
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