Colt Revolver

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Joined: October 2022
Posts: 1
Posted: October 24, 2022 03:47 PM

I have a colt revolver don’t know much about it. I am looking to learn about this piece that was my dads. They converted to a .22 caliber from its original caliber. It says it is a 41 colt on the barrel and the marking on the side said it’s an 1871. I have enclosed some pictures for reference any and all help would be appreciated. One of the reasons for post I would like to convert back to its original caliber. I think I will need a new cylinder and the barrel other then that not sure if anything else was or would have been changed.

Joined: March 2010
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Posted: October 25, 2022 07:51 AM


  The revolver in the photo is a Colt Single Action Army that has been converted. The serial number indicates it was manufactured about 1915. Barrels and cylinders in .41 caliber for this revolver are not available.

Joined: October 2022
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Posted: October 25, 2022 09:56 AM

When you say not available that means can’t get them because they aren’t produced anymore. Would a gunsmith be able to do the corrections? Also thank you for the information.

Joined: September 2011
Posts: 235
Posted: October 25, 2022 11:25 AM (This post was last edited October 25, 2022 11:26 AM)

Barrels and cylinders for the 1 st generation have not been made for many years.1st generation barrels have 20 tpi threads while 2nd and 3rd have 24.1st generation cylinders are also different.The only parts you might find are 3rd generation and they will not interchange with your 1st generation unless you run across used 1st generation parts which are extremely rare.