Great Western Arms Custom SAA .45 Colt Single Action Revolver, C&R

SOLD FOR: $2975

LSB#: 220415WL004

Make: Great Western Arms

Model: Single Action Army Replica

Serial Number: 17759

Year of Manufacture: 1954 – 1964, C&R

Caliber: .45 Colt

Action Type: Single Action Revolver with Side Loading Gate Cylinder

Markings: The top of the barrel is marked “GREAT WESTERNS ARMS CO.”. The left side of the barrel is marked “45 COLT”. The underside of the frame is marked with the serial number “17759”.

Barrel Length: 5.5”

Sights / Optics: The front sight is a rounded blade fixed to the top of the barrel above the muzzle. The rear sight is a V-notch at the top rear of the top strap.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are two-piece plastic faux stag panels. There is no discernable wear or damage, just light handling marks. There are no chips or cracks. The grips are in Excellent overall condition.

Type of Finish: Nickel

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bore is bright with sharp rifling. There is no erosion in the bore.

Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 98% of its metal finish. There is light operational wear on the cylinder and light handling marks on the frame and barrel. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this handgun is in Excellent condition.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The cylinder locks in each position with no play. The hammer has been modified to a “slip hammer” configuration. 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: None.

Our Assessment: Around the 1950’s, Great Western Firearms was producing their Frontier Six Shooter that was chambered for an assortment of calibers. One such offering was the .45 Colt. Of further interest, BOTH John Wayne and Audie Murphy appeared in ads for the Great Western guns and John Wayne used 2 engraved Great Western Frontier Six Shooters in his last movie “The Shootist”. Great Western Firearms, as a company, was started to produce single action revolvers because Colt had stopped producing its SAA revolver in 1940 due to WWII and never re-started. With all of the westerns being shown on television, there was a lack of single action revolvers to satisfy public demand as well as all of the studios that were making western TV shows and movies. Great Western started to clone the SAA revolver to meet this popular demand. You also need to give this a close look if you are trying to purchase a nice looking single action revolver for Cowboy Fast Draw, or just to take out and bang away at cans. After all, if these revolvers were good enough for John Wayne, they ought to be good enough for the rest of us.

Great Western Arms Custom SAA .45 Colt Single Action Revolver, C&R
Great Western Arms Custom SAA .45 Colt Single Action Revolver, C&R