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Model: Single Action Army 2nd Generation, 125th Anniversary Model
Serial Number: 1935AM
Year of Manufacture: 1961
Caliber: .45 Colt
Action Type: Single Action Revolver with Side Loading Gate Cylinder
Markings: The top side of the barrel is marked “COLT’S PT. F. A. MFG. Co. HARTFORD CT. U.S.A.” and the left is marked “- 125th ANNIVERSARY – S.A.A. MODEL .45 CAL.-“. 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 is marked “1935 AM”. The inside rear face of the loading gate is marked with the assembly number “305”, found again marked on the right-rear of the frame. The left front of the trigger guard is marked with a “VP” in a triangle and at the rear with “P”. The rear face of the cylinder is marked with a Rampant Colt logo, the front face is marked “935”. The inside of each grip has “935” hand-written in white.
Barrel Length: 7 1/2?
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 smooth walnut with gold-colored Colt medallions. The grips have a few light nicks and scratches with some finish wear on the medallions. There are no chips or cracks. Overall, the grips are in Very Good condition.
Type of Finish: Blue & Gold Plate
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion.
Overall Condition: This revolver retains about 87% of its metal finish. The balance is mostly handling wear in the grip areas and thinning in the gold plate. The ejector housing’s finish has a plum hue. The cylinder has a thin turn-line. Otherwise, there are only light handling marks. The screw heads are sharp and the markings are clear. Overall, this revolver rates in Very Good condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The cylinder lockup shows barely perceptible play on each chamber. The trigger pull is crisp. We did not fire this revolver. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning will be required to meet your standards.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This revolver comes in a wood Colt presentation case with red fabric lined interior. The case shows scattered storage wear on the exterior, the interior shows light wear from the contents.
Our Assessment: This is a beautiful 2nd Generation Colt Single Action Army revolver built in 1961, less than a decade after they reintroduced the SAA. The 2nd Generation Colts are the favorite of many, and for good reason. They are built as well as the 1st’s, and by the returning WWII soldiers. This one is especially attractive with the deep blue finish and gold accents, made to commemorate the 125th anniversary of Colt’s Patent Firearms. The revolver is in Very Good condition, showing signs of handling and likely a little bit of use. This is a very nice find for the collector, shooter or cowboy. Please see our pictures and good luck!