Colt 2nd Generation Redone to 1st Gen. SAA 7.5″ .44 Russian Revolver, C&R
SOLD FOR: $3251
Model: Single Action Army 2nd Generation Redone to 1st Generation Specifications
Serial Number: 22460SA
Year of Manufacture: 1958 (https://www.colt.com/serial-lookup)
Caliber: .44 Russian
Action Type: Single Action Revolver with Side Loading Gate Cylinder
Markings: The top of the barrel is marked “COLT’S PT.F.A.MFG.CO.HARTFORD CT. U.S.A.”, the left is marked “44 RUSSIAN CTG.”. The bottom of the frame is marked “22460SA”, the bottom of the grip frame is marked “22 / 460”, the butt of the grip is marked “22 / 460. The rear of the loading gate has assembly number “369”. The rear face of the cylinder has a rampant colt logo, the front is marked “22460”. The left side of the frame is marked “PAT SEPT 19 1871. / JULY 2 72 JAN.19.75.” and a colt rampant logo.
Barrel Length: 7 1/2”
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a quarter blade fixed to the barrel. The rear sight is a “V”-notch at the rear of a groove in the top strap.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are two-piece aftermarket checkered wood panels. There is a tiny nick or two along the bottom edge of each panel. There are no chips or cracks. The checkering is sharp. Overall, the grips are in about Fine-Excellent condition as not original to the gun.
Type of Finish: Blue & Case Colored
Finish Originality: Refinished
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore. In this writer’s opinion, the bore rates 10/10.
Overall Condition: This revolver retains about 96% of its current metal finish. There is light erosion on the sides of the frame and thinning around the muzzle. There are a few little nicks along the left side of the barrel. The screw heads are sharp. Overall, this revolver is in Fine condition as redone.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The trigger is crisp. The cylinder locks up with minor play each chamber and has a removable bushing. We did not fire this revolver. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None.
Our Assessment: Colt’s Single Action Army revolver is the iconic sidearm of the cowboy, lawman, and outlaw. It served the United States Army from 1873 until the Great War and, much like its successor the 1911, it was both a revolution at the time it was adopted, but also a mainstay of American handguns for generations in law enforcement, criminal, and law abiding citizens’ hands. Also like the 1911, the Single Action Army has seen decades of tweaks, modification, customization and aftermarket parts to fit various purposes.
This example of a 1958 vintage 2nd Generation SAA has been redone to 1st generation specs. It has been refinished and is chambered for .44 Russian. Please see our photos and good luck!