1918 223953 223990 Colt USN 38thanks but they didn't have Remington umc
The seller describes the pistol as having "eagle proofs", which I take to mean an eagle acceptance mark, but gives the serial number as 280084. The eagles head acceptance mark didn't come into use until the 303,000 serial number range. He gives 280084 as the serial number, but does not show the serial number. The pistol is not a Remington-UMC if the serial number is as stated, which woluld make it a Colt. He doesn't describe the pistol as having any Rock Island Arsenal markings, which RIA applied to everything they got close to.JP: Re the gunbroker listing, what looks strange?