Sold For: $2000
Make: U.S. Firearms (USFA)
Model: Reproduction Single Action Army, Sheriff’s Model
Serial Number: 23593
Year of Manufacture: 2004-2010
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 is marked “U. S. F. A. MFG. Co / HARTFORD. CT. U.S.A.”. The left of the frame is marked “PAT. SEPT. 19. 1871 / ” JULY.2-72. / “JAN.19-75.”, the bottom of the frame in front of the trigger guard and the bottom of the trigger guard are marked with the serial number “23593”, the butt is marked “23 / 593”. The rear of the frame has part of the assembly number “19” visible under the grip, the full assembly number “219” is stamped on the rear face of the loading gate. The serial number “23593” is hand-etched on the inside of each grip panel. The rear face of the cylinder is marked “593”.
Barrel Length: 3”
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a quarter round blade fixed to the barrel. The rear sight is a “V”-notch in the top strap.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are two-piece checkered black hard rubber panels with “US” in oval at the tops. The grips have no notable wear or damage, only light handling marks. The checkering is sharp. There are no chips or cracks. The grips are in Excellent condition.
Type of Finish: Nickel
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion.
Overall Condition: This revolver retains about 98% of its metal finish. There are only a few scattered minor marks and the cylinder has minor turn-wear, none through the finish. Inspector stickers are still present on each side of the frame. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this revolver is in about Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. Cylinder lockup produces almost no play on each chamber. 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: This revolver comes in a two-piece cardboard USFA box with red drawstring USFA bag and an assortment of paperwork including manual. The box has light wear at edges and corners, in about Fine condition. There is a small black box inside of the pistol box which has a puncture on one side.
Our Assessment: Colt’s Model 1873, the Single Action Army, is the “gun that won the west”, perhaps the most iconic handgun of all time. For nearly 150 years, the gun has been produced in a variety of configurations, finishes and calibers. This revolver is the absolute closest to a Colt you can get without a pony on the side. Produced by US Firearms in the old Colt plant in Hartford, Connecticut “under the blue dome” and 100% US made, this USFA Sheriff’s Model single action is a beauty to behold and one of the finest single action revolvers ever produced. It is in Excellent condition with 98% of its beautiful nickel finish, a bright bore with sharp rifling and strong mechanics. It comes in a USFA box with bag and manual. If you want a “Colt” made better than Colt, this is your best option. As USFA is no longer in business, these high quality revolvers are not only less common than real Colts, but ones in this condition are becoming more scarce every day. Please see our photos and good luck!