SOLD FOR: $2304.97
Model: Single Action Army, 3rd Generation
Serial Number: S19979A
Year of Manufacture: 1997 (https://colt.com/serial-lookup)
Caliber: 38-40 Winchester
Action Type: Single Action Revolver with Side Loading Gate Cylinder
Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY 38-40”. 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 “S19979A”. The left side of each portion of the grip frame is marked “S19979A” under the grips. The left front of the trigger guard is marked with a “VP” in a triangle and the left rear with “0”. The front face of the cylinder is marked “979” and the rear “38-40”. The back of the loading gate is marked “979”. The inside of each grip panel is hand-scribed “979”.
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.
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.
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 99% of its metal finish. There is no notable wear or damage, only light handling marks. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall this revolver is in Excellent condition.
Mechanics: To preserve the finish, we elected to leave the zip-tie in place which was on the gun when it was consigned with us. There is nothing to indicate that the action will not function correctly, and we do guarantee correct function. 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 and an assortment of factory paperwork including manual. 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 1997, this revolver is chambered in the classic .38-40 Winchester cartridge with a fast-handling 4 3/4″ barrel. The gun is in Excellent condition, appearing to have spent more time in its included original box than out. This is THE classic sixgun chambered for a classic cartridge that would be just as great for the collector as for the shooter. Please see our photos and good luck!