Sold For: $2,300
Model: Single Action Army, 3rd Generation
Serial Number: SA24793
Year of Manufacture: 1979
Caliber: .45 Colt
Action Type: Single Action Revolver with Side Loading Gate Cylinder
Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY .45”. 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 “SA24793”. The left side of each portion of the grip frame is marked “SA24793” under the grips. The left front of the trigger guard is marked with a “VP” in a triangle and the left rear with “K”. The front face of the cylinder is marked “4793”. The inside of each grip panel is hand-scribed “24793”.
Barrel Length: 4 3/4”
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a quarter round blade fixed to the barrel. The rear sight is a square groove in the top strap. The top of the front sight appears to have bee filed and cold-blued.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are two-piece checkered black hard rubber with rampant colt in oval at the top and American eagle at the bottom on each. The grips have no notable wear or damage, only light handling marks. The checkering is sharp and there is good detail on the colts and eagles. There are no chips or cracks. Overall, the grips are in Excellent condition.
Type of Finish: Blue & Case Color
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore.
Overall Condition: This revolver retains about 98% of its metal finish. The frame has a couple of spots in the case color which appear gray, one on the topstrap and one on the boss for the ejector rod housing. Otherwise, there are only light handling marks. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this revolver is in about Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The lockup produces almost no play on all six chambers. The trigger is crisp. 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: None.
Our Assessment: Everyone should have a Colt Single Action Army, and this would be a nice one to add to any collection. Manufactured in 1979, this revolver is chambered in the classic .45 Colt cartridge. The 4 3/4″ barrel has historically been the most popular, being compact and handy with a good balance. The gun is in Excellent condition with 98% of its metal finish and a great bore. This is THE classic sixgun in the classic SAA cartridge that would be just as great for the collector as for the shooter. Please see our photos and good luck!
CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable (THIS SECTION DOES NOT APPLY TO OUT-OF-STATE RESIDENTS): 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.