SOLD FOR: $3205
Model: Single Action Army, 3rd Generation
Serial Number: SA01190
Year of Manufacture: 1978
Caliber: .45 Colt
Action Type: Single Action Revolver with Side Loading Gate Cylinder
Markings: The top of the barrel is marked “COLT’S PT. F.A. MFG. Co. HARTFORD CT. U.S.A.”, the left is marked “COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY .45”. The left of the frame is marked “PAT. SEPT. 19. 1871 / JULY 2, 72 JAN. 19, 75” and with a rampant colt logo. The left of the trigger guard is marked “VP” in triangle at the front and “K” at the rear, the right of the trigger guard is marked “Q”. The bottom of the frame and the left of each portion of the trigger guard are each marked “SA01190”. The front face of the cylinder is marked “1190”.
Barrel Length: 4 3/4”
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a quarter-round blade fixed to the front of the barrel. The rear sight is a square notch at the rear of a groove in the top strap.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are two-piece stag panels. The grips have some scattered minor nicks, most on the bottom and front edges. Otherwise, there are only light handling marks. There are no chips or cracks. Overall, the grips are in Fine-Excellent condition as not original to the gun.
Type of Finish: Blue & Case Color
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is semi-bright and the rifling is sharp. There is some scattered minor erosion in the bore.
Overall Condition: This revolver retains about 95% of its metal finish. The most notable finish loss is a cluster of many light nicks on the butt. There are a few scattered light marks on the outside of the cylinder and minor turn-wear. There is a spot of surface oxidation on the top of the ejector housing and a few nicks and scratches on the bottom. Otherwise, there are only light handling marks. The screw heads range from sharp to lightly tool marked with strong slots. The markings are clear. Overall, this pistol is in about Fine condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. Lockup produces almost no play on all six chambers. The trigger is crisp. The cylinder’s bushing is fixed in the cylinder. 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 with an Alfonso’s of North Hollywood fast-draw rig. The rig has foliate tooling, black and brown contrast, .45 caliber loops on the back and “BG” carved into the top of the holster. The belt, under the tongue, is marked “4967 44C 45”. The holster is steel-lined and features thumb-strap and tie-down. The rig shows light use-wear with intact stitching, in about Fine 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 1978, this revolver is chambered in the classic .45 Colt cartridge. The 4 3/4? barrel makes for a fast-handling gun that comes out of a holster quickly. Speaking of holsters, this revolver also comes with an Alfonso’s fast-draw rig, known as one of the finest makers of gun leather in the world, and specializing in fast-draw. The rig has beautiful tooling with a steel-lined holster and Alfonso’s signature double-stitching. The gun is in Fine condition with 95% of its metal finish and a nice bore. This is THE classic sixgun in the classic SAA cartridge that would be just as great for the collector as for the shooter. With the included rig, this would be a great way to get into fast-draw, too. Please see our photos and good luck!