Colt Model 1892 D.A. 38

(2 customer reviews)


Log Number: 33662 Category:


NOTE: this is an example of a previous customer restoration, and therefore the firearm is not for sale. Please browse the showroom for our current selection of restoredpre-ownedrefinished and manufactured firearms. SUBSCRIBE to our newsletter to be among the first to learn about new additions to our website.

Adopted in .38 Long Colt caliber by the United States Army in 1892, the M1892 Colt Army and Navy was the first general issue double-action revolver with a swing-out cylinder used by the U.S. military. Approximately 291,000 examples we made between 1892 and 1907.

The revolver featured a counter-clockwise rotating cylinder, which could be opened for loading and ejection by simply pulling back on a catch mounted on the left side of the frame behind the recoil shield. The M1892’s counter-clockwise cylinder rotation tended to force the cylinder out of alignment with the frame over time, made worse by fairly weak lockwork. Colt improved the lockwork and changed the cylinder rotation to a clockwise movement in 1908.

This restored example, having been built it 1898, conforms to the original design. A clear highlight of this example is its prominent display of gold inlay and floral engraving. The nitre bluing is exquisite as well, making this D.A. 38 a sight to behold as it finished its journey through our restoration process.

History Restored:

  • Polish to period-correct, high-polish finish
  • Re-cut barrel address and caliber marks
  • Engrave and inlay gold band on cylinder, engrave and inlay gold barrel bands, inlay gold “Rampant Pony” with engraved detail on side of receiver with gold wire circle surround
  • Engrave Acanthus scroll pattern
  • Charcoal blue frame, cylinder, barrel and parts
  • Nitre blue screws, trigger and hammer

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Log Number 33662





.38 Long Colt

Year of Manufacture




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2 reviews for Colt Model 1892 D.A. 38

  1. John Farrell

    It’s beautiful! I have this model, but mine looks like it was stolen by some Morros , used for decades and put away wet.
    Is this refurbished one a shooter? Is it functional?

    • Turnbull Restoration

      Thank you! Yes, this is a fully-functioning restoration.

  2. Phil

    gorgeous. what does something like that cost and what would the lead time be?

    • Sara Turnbull

      Hi Phil,
      Thank you! This is a custom restoration and upgrade we did for a customer. As such it’s not for sale.

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