Colt Black Powder Frame .45 Single Action Army 7.5″ Revolver 1876 Antique

SOLD FOR: $5310

LSB#: 210910TD01

Make: Colt

Model: Single Action Army Revolver

Serial Number: 22759

Year of Manufacture: 1876

Caliber: .45 Colt

Action Type: 6-Shot Single Action Revolver with Side Gate Loaded Cylinder

Markings: 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.”. The frame above the firing pin is marked “C”. The serial number is found on the butt, trigger guard and frame. The left side of hte grip frame behind the trigger guard is marked “.45 CAL.”. The back of the loading gate is marked “1399”. The surfaces have been engraved.

Barrel Length: 7 ½”

Sights / Optics: The front sight is a quarter-round blade fixed to the barrel. The rear sight is a “V” groove in the top strap.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are two-piece smooth mother of pearl. There is a crack loss on the bottom rear corner of the left panel. There is a chip loss on the left panel at the top. There is a smaller chip loss on the left panel at the corner behind the trigger guard. The right panel has a small crack loss at the back rear corner. There are some scattered light marks and spots of discoloration. The grips are ever so slightly proud to the backstrap and shy to the front strap. The grips rate in about Very Good overall condition.

Type of Finish: Nickel

Finish Originality: Refinished

Bore Condition: The bore is dark and the rifling is worn. There is erosion throughout.

Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 93% of its new metal finish. There are some scattered spots of erosion under the finish, most noticeable on the left side of the barrel, cylinder flutes, and sides of the frame at the front. There are some scattered swirls and draglines. There are some areas of cloudy finish. There are a few spots of finish loss that have taken on discoloration, most noticeable on the frontstrap, bottom of the barrel at the frame, and frame at the ejector rod housing. The screw heads are worn with serviceable slots. The markings are rounded and soft, some are illegible. Overall, this handgun rates in about Very Good condition as refinished.

Mechanics: The action is very stiff. 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: Included is a Colt letter.

Our Assessment: “The Colt Single Action Army handgun is a single action revolver with a revolving cylinder holding six rounds. It was designed for the US government service revolver trials of 1873 by Colt’s Manufacturing Company and adopted as the standard military service revolver until 1892. Although the SAA has been offered in over 30 different calibers and various barrel lengths, its overall appearance has remained consistent since 1873. Colt has discontinued its production twice, but brought it back due to excessive demand.” This 145 year old Colt SAA sports a blackpowder frame, beautiful mother of pearl grips and has engraving. The Colt letter states that it was shipped blued and with no engraving. This is a classic revolver and will be a nice addition to your antique collection. Please see our photos and good luck!

Colt Black Powder Frame .45 Single Action Army 7.5" Revolver 1876 Antique
Colt Black Powder Frame .45 Single Action Army 7.5″ Revolver 1876 Antique