Dating my Colt

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by numbnutz, Apr 25, 2010.

  1. numbnutz

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    I recently acquired a Colt lawman III in a matte nickel finish. I am trying to figure out a production date and am having no luck with it, I've checked on proofhouse.com but am unsure if I'm reading numbers correctly or if its just not there. Any help on where else to look info that you guys may have would be great. :cool: The serial number is 20069 U
     
  2. motoman98

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    Gen Info: Lawman III was produced from '69-'83.
     
  3. gogoDawgs

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    When I read your headline I thought that you were 'Dating' your Colt like you would date your girlfriend! Haha.....

    Perhaps a new piece of legislation is needed so that in is no longer One Man, One Woman who can marry.... but One Man, One Gun....:D
     
  4. numbnutz

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    That is about where my findings of info have stopped but thank you motoman98:thumbup:
     
  5. numbnutz

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    :bluelaugh::bluelaugh: Hey theres nothing wrong with wanting to take a nice wheel gun to dinner once in awhile
     
  6. ak56

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    From the FAQ on Colt's website:

     
  7. magnum

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    According to my book "Colt an American Legend" by R.L. Wilson, your lawman mkIII was made in either 1981 or 1982-probably 1982 because your serial # is closer for that year.
    Hope that helps.
     
  8. numbnutz

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    Yes it does, that is pretty much what I was looking for. Thank you very much.
     
  9. Box13

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    I dated my colt detective spl. once....and I found it the nicest little nickle plated S&W chiefs special you ever saw...Now they both sleep together in my gun safe...although the colt runs around a little...
     
  10. numbnutz

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    Very nice! The colts bags are already packed and will be road tripping daily with me as soon as I recieve my liscense in the mail:cool:
     

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