SOLD FOR: $1910
Model: Single Action Army, 3rd Generation
Serial Number: SA43094
Year of Manufacture: 1980
Caliber: .45 LC
Action Type: Single-Action Army Revolver
Markings: The left of the barrel is marked “COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY .45”, the left of the frame underneath the cylinder is marked “PAT. SEPT.19, 1871. / JULY. 2, 72. JAN. 19,75.” followed by a rampant colt. The left of the trigger guard is marked with the “VP” proof triangle on the front and “K” on the back. The underside of the frame is marked “SA43094”. The top of the barrel is marked “COLT’S PT. F.A. MFG. Co HARTFORD CT. U.S.A.”. The rear face of the cylinder is marked “.45” and the front face is marked “43 94”. Under the grips the left side of the frontstrap and left side of the backstrap are both marked “SA43094”. The inside of both grip panels are marked “43094” in faded marker.
Barrel Length: 4 3/4”
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a quarter-round blade affixed to the barrel. The rear sight is a square notch at the end of a groove in the top strap.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are two-piece smooth wood. There are some scattered compressions, the most noticeable are on the left panel by the screw and right panel along the back. There are a couple scuffs and light handling marks. There are no cracks or chips. The grips rate in about Fine overall condition.
Type of Finish: Blue with Case Color Frame
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore.
Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 93% of its metal finish. The barrel and ejector rod housing have some scattered little nicks and dings through the finish. There are a couple of faint hairline scratches, hardly noticeable. The grip frame has a few little nicks and marks through the finish, the most noticeable are on the backstrap. The case-colored frame has some spots of minor oxidation, the most noticeable is on the left side on the rear of the recoil shield. There are some spots of discoloration from previous oxidation. The topstrap has some thinning and finish loss from abrasive cleaning. There are a few spots of discoloration from previous oxidation on the topstrap. The cylinder has a faint turn line. The screw heads are sharp to lightly worn with strong slots. The markings are sharp. Overall, this handgun rates in about Very Good Plus condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We did not fire this handgun. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: The revolver comes with a burgundy Colt box with styrofoam liner & handwritten matching end label and a manual.
Our Assessment: The Colt SAA has been offered in over 30 different calibers and various barrel lengths. Its overall appearance has remained consistent since 1873. Colt has cancelled its production twice, but brought it back due to popular demand. The revolver was popular with ranchers, lawmen, and outlaws alike, but as of the early 21st century, models are mostly bought by collectors and re-enactors. Its design has influenced the production of numerous other models from other companies. This one has a 4 3/4″ barrel, blued & case color finish, and smooth wood grips. Please see our photos and good luck!