SOLD FOR: $2700
Model: Single Action Army, 3rd Generation
Serial Number: S10000A
Year of Manufacture: 1995 (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 “S10000A”. The left side of each portion of the grip frame is marked “S10000A” under the grip. 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 “000” and the rear “45”.
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 their tops and American eagle at their bottoms. The grips have no notable wear or damage, only light handling marks. The checkering is sharp with good detail in the colts and eagles. There are no chips or cracks. Overall, the grips are in Excellent condition.
Also included is a set of Eagle Grips stag panels. The stag grips have no notable wear or damage, only light handling marks. There are no chips or cracks. Overall, the additional 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 96% of its metal finish. There are some scattered tiny nicks and minor scuffs on the barrel and cylinder. The cylinder has very minor turn-wear, mostly in the lead-in grooves. Otherwise, there are only light handling marks. The case color is vibrant. The screw heads range from sharp to lightly tool marked with strong slots. The markings are clear. Overall, this revolver is in Fine condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly and smoothly. According the previous owner’s note, the revolver has had an action job performed. This revolver’s cylinder has a fixed bushing. The lockup produces very little 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:
-Two-piece blue cardboard Colt box with blue flock tray
-Additional grips as described
-Assortment of factory paperwork including manual
-Note from previous owner describing revolver’s history
Our Assessment: Everyone should have a Colt Single Action Army, and this would be a great one to add to any collection. Manufactured in 1995, this revolver has serial number S10000A, the 10,000th revolver of the split-letter serial range. The revolver is chambered in the classic .45 Colt cartridge with a 4 3/4″ barrel and blue & case color finish. As noted by the previous owner, it is intriguing that such an auspicious serial number would make it out of Colt’s as a standard model, with no engraving, pomp or circumstance, but it is no less interesting for that. The revolver has had an action job performed and comes with a nice set of Eagle stag grips. The gun is in Fine condition with 96% of its metal finish and a great bore. 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!