Colt .38

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Colt .38

Post by tarzanboy73 » Tue Nov 10, 2015 12:06 pm

I have just got myself a Colt .38 (NSP)

It is an old weapon and would appreciate any ideas for its care.

Any folks with NSP weapons please PM. C/80
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Re: Colt .38

Post by aadhaulya » Tue Nov 10, 2015 10:37 pm

Nice revolver. Do you easily get ammo for it??

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Re: Colt .38

Post by ashokgodara » Thu Nov 12, 2015 10:36 pm

Tarzan
you have got a nice revolver.it have a greenish patinna which you find on parkerised weapons stored for long
time.

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Re: Colt .38

Post by Chengy » Fri Nov 13, 2015 9:25 am

Looks like a Colt Army .38 made somewhere around the turn of the last century

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Re: Colt .38

Post by tarzanboy73 » Sun Nov 15, 2015 5:41 pm

1889....precisely.....special order for the US Navy...fought in the spanish american war, WWI , WWII somehow found its way to the LTTE who shot at the Indian Army with it and probably got killed doing that....reached the ordanance depot and now with me....some history.....and still works....

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Re: Colt .38

Post by aadhaulya » Sun Nov 15, 2015 7:08 pm

Wow, Tarzonboy, What is the procedure to get similar weapons that reach the 'ordinance depot' ???

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Re: Colt .38

Post by tarzanboy73 » Mon Nov 16, 2015 11:59 am

Well, if you read my first post.... it is a NSP weapon. that stands for Non Service Pattern .

So the procedure is : -

You have to be a military officer

Apply to the Army Ordinance

Wait.......for a long time....

and then if you are lucky you will be allotted one whenever available.

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Re: Colt .38

Post by aadhaulya » Mon Nov 16, 2015 6:42 pm

Oh! so it is not for us mere mortals.

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Re: Colt .38

Post by zombie » Mon Nov 16, 2015 7:18 pm

tarzanboy73 wrote:1889....precisely.....special order for the US Navy...fought in the spanish american war, WWI , WWII somehow found its way to the LTTE who shot at the Indian Army with it and probably got killed doing that....reached the ordanance depot and now with me....some history.....and still works....
Congratulations Tarzanboy73. This weapon indeed has an interesting history behind it.
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Re: Colt .38

Post by tarzanboy73 » Mon Nov 16, 2015 7:36 pm

Sorry about that Atul... :D

Thanks Zombie..

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Re: Colt .38

Post by akbishnoi » Tue Nov 24, 2015 11:17 pm

i just want to know that if you have obtained a civil arms license for this or still using the exempted category applicable to army officers...pl reply

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Re: Colt .38

Post by tarzanboy73 » Wed Nov 25, 2015 10:56 am

Am still serving so do not need a license...the mha is still awaiting clarification with what to do with post 82 defence allottees....once that is clear, shall either get a license or return the weapon to cod before retiring

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Re: Colt .38

Post by ngrewal » Fri Nov 27, 2015 8:42 am

Tarzanboy
Congrats my uncle has a same probably not as old, his issues were with hammer/trigger related it would not fire properly with double action. One sometimes had to manually cock the hammer and fire. Have it checked from competent gun smith
https://www.gunpartscorp.com/Manufactur ... -37998.htm
Try there schema for parts etc..Good luck

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Re: Colt .38

Post by ckkalyan » Fri Nov 27, 2015 1:52 pm

Cool break-down link ngrewal :D

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Re: Colt .38

Post by tarzanboy73 » Fri Nov 27, 2015 7:09 pm

Thanks Gary...

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