Colt 3rd Gen Single Action Army SAA Nickel 7 1/2″ Peacemaker Specialists Custom Revolver, 1980 .45

SOLD FOR: $2,285.06

Make: Colt

Model: 3rd Generation Single Action Army

Serial Number: SA34686

Year of Manufacture: 1980

Caliber: .45 Colt

Action Type: Single Action Revolver with Side Loading Gate Cylinder

Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “.45 COLT.”. The top of the barrel is marked “COLT’S PT. F. A. MFG. CO. HARTFORD CT. U.S.A.”. The left side of the frame is marked “PAT. SEPT. 19, 1871 / JULY 2,72 JAN. 19,75” and with the “Rampant Colt” logo. The underside of the frame at the grip frame is marked “SA34686”. The left front of the trigger guard is marked with a “VP” in a triangle and at the rear with “K”. The right front of the trigger guard is marked “Z”. The rear face of the cylinder is marked “357” (the cylinder has been rechambered for .45 Colt). The left of each portion of the grip frame is marked “SA34686” under the grip.

Barrel Length: 7 1/2”

Sights / Optics: The front sight is a tall quarter round blade fixed to the barrel. The rear sight is a square groove in the top strap.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The grip is a one-piece smooth bone. The grip has no notable wear or damage, only light handling marks. Overall, the grip is in Excellent condition.

Type of Finish: The revolver is nickel plated with fire-blued screws, base pin and trigger.

Finish Originality: The revolver has been professionally refinished by Peacemaker Specialists

Bore Condition: The bore is bright with sharp rifling. There is no erosion in the bore.

Overall Condition: This revolver retains about 98% of its metal finish. The cylinder has an extremely faint turn-line, not through the finish. There are scattered light handling marks. The screw heads range from sharp to lighlty tool marked with strong slots. The markings are clear.  Overall, this revolver rates in about Excellent condition as professionally refinished.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly and very smoothly with the Peacemaker Specialists Gunslinger Action Job. The cylinder lockup shows barely perceptible play. The hammer has ¼ and ½ cock safety positions. The trigger pull is crisp and breaks at 2 pounds. We did not fire this revolver. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This revolver comes in a brown suede Kolpin zipper case. The case has scattered light wear with intact stitching and zipper, in about Fine condition. Also included is a copy of the original Peacemaker Specialists invoice and pamphlet.

Our Assessment: The Colt Single Action Army handgun is a single action revolver with a revolving cylinder holding six rounds. It was designed for the US government service revolver trials of 1873 by Colt’s Manufacturing Company and adopted as the standard military service revolver until 1892. Although the SAA has been offered in over 30 different calibers and various barrel lengths, its overall appearance has remained consistent since 1873. Colt has discontinued its production twice, but brought it back due to excessive demand. This is a 3rd Generation Colt Single Action Army made in 1980. It has been sent to Peacemaker Specialists where it has been significantly modified with a nickel finish, fire-blued small parts, action job, trigger job, new grip, cylinder re-chambered for .45 Colt, 11 degree forcing cone, beveled heel and toe on the grip and the revolver was test-fired and the sights adjusted. The revolver is in about Excellent condition with 98% of its new finish remaining. The bore is bright with sharp rifling and no erosion. All of the Colt SAA revolvers are collectable: 1st, 2nd or 3rd Generation, just to different degrees. This example has been customized by some of the best in the business and is a beautiful piece to behold. Please see our photos and good luck!

CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable: This single action revolver CAN be transferred as a dealer sale in California and CAN be sold as a Private Party Transfer (PPT) at our Simi Valley shop. This does not apply to out of state residents.

Colt 3rd Gen Single Action Army SAA Nickel 7 1/2" Peacemaker Specialists Custom Revolver, 1980 .45
Colt 3rd Gen Single Action Army SAA Nickel 7 1/2″
Peacemaker Specialists Custom Revolver, 1980 .45