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Dating my Colt

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

  1. numbnutz

    numbnutz molalla Active Member

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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

    motoman98 Gresham, OR Active Member

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

    gogoDawgs Federal Way, WA Active Member

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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

    numbnutz molalla Active Member

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

    numbnutz molalla Active Member

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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

    ak56 Carnation, Wa Active Member

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    From the FAQ on Colt's website:

     
  7. magnum

    magnum Springfield American....'nuff said

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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

    numbnutz molalla Active Member

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

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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

    numbnutz molalla Active Member

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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: