SOLD FOR: $1995
Model: Single Action Army, 3rd Generation
Serial Number: S24149A
Year of Manufacture: 1998 (https://colt.com/serial-lookup)
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 “S24149A”. The left side of each portion of the grip frame is marked “S24149A” under the grips. The left front of the trigger guard is marked with a “VP” in a triangle and the left rear with “5”. The front face of the cylinder is marked “149” and the rear “45”. The back of the loading gate is marked “149”. The inside of each grip panel is hand-scribed “8679”.
Barrel Length: 5 1/2”
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.
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 minor handling marks. The checkering is sharp. There is good detail on the colts and eagles. There are no chips or cracks. Overall, the grips are in Excellent condition as not original to the gun.
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 96% of its metal finish. The left of the front sight has a few small marks. The cylinder has scattered minor turn-wear. The frame’s case color is generally strong with a few voids at the bottom on each side. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall this revolver is in about Fine condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. This revolver’s cylinder has a fixed bushing. 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: This revolver comes in a blue plastic Colt box with serial-matching label. The box has minor storage wear on the exterior with light wear on the interior from the revolver, in about Fine-plus condition.
Our Assessment: Everyone should have a Colt Single Action Army, and this would be a nice one to add to any collection. Manufactured in 1998, this revolver is chambered in the classic .45 Colt cartridge. The 5 1/2? barrel is a nice balance between the handiness of the 4 3/4″ and the sight radius of the 7 1/2″. The gun is in Fine condition with 96% of its metal finish and a great bore. The revolver comes in a blue Colt box with serial-matching label. 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!