SOLD FOR: $1750
Model: Single Action Army (2nd Gen)
Serial Number: NRA4328
Year of Manufacture: 1971 (ATF C&R)
Caliber: .45 Colt
Action Type: 6-Shot Single Action Revolver with Side Loading Gate Cylinder
Markings: The right 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 of the barrel is marked “1871 NRA Centennial 1971” in gold fill. 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, the left side of the upper and lower grip frame straps (under the left grip) are marked with the serial number, “NRA4328”. The inside rear face of the loading gate is marked with the assembly number “570”, found again on the right rear of the frame. The front face of the cylinder is marked “3 2 8”, the rear face has a rampant colt. The left front of the trigger guard is marked with a “VP”, the right is marked “V”. The inside of each grip panel is marked with a partial of the serial number, “4328”.
Barrel Length: 7 1/2”
Sights/Optics: The front sight is a quarter-circle blade. The rear sight is a square groove in the top strap.
Stock Configuration and Condition: The grips are two-piece smooth walnut panels with gold NRA medallions at their tops. 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.
Type of Finish: Blue and 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 98% of its metal finish. There are a scant few minor nicks on the left side of the barrel. There is an intermittent turn line partly through the finish. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this revolver rates in Fine-to-Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The cylinder lockup is tight with only minor play on each chamber. We did not fire this revolver. As with all used firearms, thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements
Box, Paperwork, and Accessories: This revolver comes in a locking wood presentation case (no key included) with yellow velvet interior. The lid has a clear square in the center with an NRA centennial medallion mounted in it and a Colt medallion at the right-front.
Our Assessment: Produced in 1971 to commemorate 100 years of the National Rifle Association, this is a beautiful 2nd Generation Single Action Army with presentation case and special NRA medallion grips. This is a wonderful tribute to our nation’s leading firearms organization from one of our nation’s leading firearms manufacturers. The revolver is in Fine-to-Excellent condition and presents well in its lovely case. This is a great firearm to add to any collection. Please see our photos and good luck!