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Make: Colt’s PT. F.A. MFG. Co.
Model: P1870 Single Action Army, 3rd Generation
Serial Number: S67181A
Year of Manufacture: 2013
Caliber: .45 Colt
Action Type: Single Action Revolver with Side Loading Gate Cylinder
Markings: The left 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 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 is marked “S67181A”. The left front of the trigger guard is marked with a “VP” in a triangle and at the rear with an “Y”. The insides of the grip panels are marked “COLT’S HTFD. CONN.” and hand scribed “181”. The left side of each portion of the grip frame is marked “S67181A” under the grip. The rear face of the loading gate is marked “181”. The front face of the cylinder is marked “181” and the rear face is marked “45”.
Barrel Length: 7 ½”
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 checkered black plastic with a rampant colt at the top in an oval and the American eagle with shield, branches, arrows, and banner reading “E PLURIBUS UNUM” at the bottom of each panel. There is no appreciable wear or damage to the grips. The checkering is sharp. Overall, the grips are in Excellent condition.
Type of Finish: The revolver is blued with a case colored frame.
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion.
Overall Condition: This revolver retains about 97% of its current metal finish. There is a small cluster of light scratches on the bottom of the barrel. There are also some faint marks on the cycling and the front strap. The case coloring has muted ever so slightly but is mostly present and robust. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this revolver is in Fine-Plus condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We did not fire this revolver. As with all previously owned firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This revolver comes in a blue Colt box with an outer sleeve that has a matching end label. Included in the box is paperwork including the manual and a safety cable lock.
Our Assessment: Everyone should have a Colt Single Action Army, and this would be a beauty to add to any collection. Manufactured in 2013, this is a “3rd Generation” SAA revolver and has clearly been cared for in the near decade since. The markings on the barrel and light handling marks mean this revolver isn’t perfect, but its darned close. Given its condition and original box, this is going to be popular with collectors and would make a fine revolver to pass down through the generations. Please see our photos and good luck!