LSB#: 210622BD03, 210622BD04
Make: Colt / Winchester
Model: Single Action Army / 1894 Carbine
Serial Number: 872WC / 872WC
Year of Manufacture: 1984
Caliber: .44-40 Winchester (.44 WCF)
Action Type: Single Action Revolver with Side Loading-Gate Cylinder / Lever Action Carbine with Tubular Magazine
COLT: The top of the SAA 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, 1971. / “ JULY. 2,-72. / “ JAN. 19,-75.” The left side of the trigger guard is marked with the Triangle “VP” proof and a “K”. The right side of the trigger guard is marked “W”. The underside of the frame is marked “872W” and the underside of the barrel is marked “44”. Each side of the barrel has gold foliate scroll with a Colt logo on the left and the Colt factory on the right. The outside of the cylinder has a gold ring at the rear, gold foliate scroll, a rampant colt logo in oval and a stylized “WC” (Winchester/Colt) in oval. The backstrap has Samuel Colt’s signature in gold.
WINCHESTER: The left side of the Winchester barrel is marked “WINCHESTER – – MODEL 94 44-40 WIN. / MADE IN NEW HAVEN. CONN. U.S.A. WINCHESTER PROOF STEEL”. The top of the barrel at the receiver is marked with a circled “PW” proof. The underside of the frame is marked “872WC” and the bottom tang is marked “-Mfd. by U.S. Repeating Arms Co.- / -Winchester TM’s licensed from- / -Olin Corporation-”. Each side of the barrel has gold foliate scroll with a Winchester logo on the left and the Winchester factory on the right. The sides of the receiver have gold border and foliate scroll, Winchester cowboy logo and ovalled “WC” on the left with a portrait of Oliver Winchester on the right. The top tang has Oliver Winchester’s signature in gold.
Barrel Length: The SAA has a barrel length of 7 ½”/ The 1894 has a 20” round barrel with a full length magazine tube
Sights / Optics:
COLT: The SAA front sight is a blue blade with a curved front face fixed to the barrel. The rear sight is a square notch milled into the top strap.
WINCHESTER: The 1894 is equipped with a gold plated blade front sight pinned to a mount fixed to the barrel. The rear sight is a “U” notched full buckhorn elevator sight dovetailed to the barrel. The notch is fine-adjustable for elevation and has a white diamond aiming reference.
Stock Configuration & Condition:
COLT: The grips are two-piece smooth walnut. The grips have no notable wear or damage, only light handling marks. There are no chips or cracks. Overall, the grips are in Excellent condition.
WINCHESTER: The stocks are two-piece deluxe checkered walnut with banded forend, straight grip, straight comb, steel crescent buttplate. The stocks have no notable wear or damage, only light handling marks. There are no chips or cracks. The checkering is sharp. The LOP is 13 1/2” from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. Overall, the stocks are in Excellent condition.
Type of Finish: Blue, Case Color & Gold
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bores are bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bores.
Overall Condition: Each firearm retains 99%+ of its metal finish. They show no notable wear or damage, only light handling marks. The screw heads are sharp. There are no chips or cracks. Overall, these firearms are in Excellent condition.
Mechanics: Due to their high condition, we have elected not to operate the firearms to test function. We do guarantee that the actions will function correctly should you choose to fire them. We have not fired these firearms.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories:
-Wooden display case with red fabric-lined interior fit for the firearms, the included medallions and one lidded accessory compartment.
-Gold-colored Colt and Winchester medallions.
-Keys for the case.
-Colt and Winchester factory paperwork for the set (not serialized).
-Colt factory cardboard box with serial-matching label, factory paperwork including manual and “stop-sign” hang-tag.
-Winchester factory cardboard box with serial-matching label, factory paperwork including manual.
-Cardboard shipping carton for the set.
Our Assessment: In 1984, Winchester and Colt collaborated to manufacture a special commemorative set to honor their symbiotic relationship during Western Expansion. Partnering a Colt Single Action Army with a Winchester 1894 carbine in .44-40, this set was number 872 of 4,440 made, and encompasses the spirit of the West and those who were brave enough to battle the wilds to make a better life for themselves. Both the rifle and revolver feature lovely gold leaf engraving honoring the relationship between the two classic American companies. The firearms are both in Excellent condition, showing no sign of use and coming with just about everything this set did when it was brand-new. This commemorative set is an excellent choice for anyone who is acquiring a collection of classic American firearms worthy of display, combining two of the most famous American firearm manufacturers in history and their most iconic guns. Please see our photos and good luck!