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Discussion in 'Firearm Identification/Value' started by jwcrealtor1, Jan 28, 2013.
I have an American Double Action revolver - serial #9331 - Can anyone tell me the manufacture date?
Wikipedia showed this:
The American Double Action (large solid frame centerfire revolver) Manufactured 1883–1941. Calibers: .32, .38 & .44 (850,000 were manufactured).
Based on your low serial number, I wouldn't be surprised if yours was pre-1900. The Bluebook of Gun Values has this:
AMERICAN DOUBLE ACTION FIRST MODEL, (BLACK POWDER) Get Pricing .32, .38, or .44 cal., 5 (.38 or .44) or 6 (.32 cal.) shot, 2 1/2, 4 1/2, or 6 in. barrel, nickel (standard) or blue (rare) finish, pull pin cylinder release, marked on top strap "THE AMERICAN DOUBLE ACTION", first variation has round barrel and nickel trigger guard with rear retaining pin offset to rear slightly (1884 only), second variation has round barrel and nickel trigger guard (1884-1887), third variation has octagon barrel and nickel trigger guard (1888-1897), fourth variation has octagon barrel, blue trigger guard and company name and address on left side of barrel (1898-1904). Mfg. 1884-1904.
AMERICAN DOUBLE ACTION SECOND MODEL (SMOKELESS POWDER) Get Pricing .32, .38, or .44 Webley (disc. 1921) cal., 5 (.38 or .44 cal.) or 6 (.32 cal.) shot, 2 1/2, 4 1/2, or 6 in. barrel, nickel or blue finish, pull pin cylinder release, the difference between First Model and Second Model is the caliber markings on the left side of the barrel, .44 Webley has a larger frame, after 1930 this model was listed in catalogs as: AMERICAN DOUBLE ACTION No. 60 .32 Caliber 6 shot, and AMERICAN DOUBLE ACTION No. 65 .38 Caliber 5 shot. Mfg. 1905-1941.
I'm not subscribed, so I can't get pricing, but here's a link to the page I was viewing: