USFA Storekeeper Shopkeeper USA Single Action Army SAA .45 Colt Revolver

SOLD FOR: $3200

LSB#: 230223DP002

Make: U.S. Firearms (USFA)

Model: Reproduction “Shopkeeper” Model Single Action Army

Serial Number: SKD012

Year of Manufacture: Ca. 2006-2010

Caliber: .45 Colt

Action Type: Single Action Revolver with Side Loading Gate Cylinder

Barrel Length: 3 1/2”

Sights / Optics: The front sight is a quarter round blade fixed to the barrel. The rear sight is a square notch in the top strap.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are two-piece checkered white panels with “US” in oval at their tops. The grips show light handling marks with the only notable damage being a short, thin crack in the reinforcement ring around the left screw escutcheon. There is some minor discoloration from handling and residue. The checkering is sharp. There are no chips or cracks. The grips are in Fine condition.

Type of Finish: “Dome Blue” grip frame, barrel and cylinder, case color hardened frame.

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion. In this writer’s opinion, this bore rates a 10 out of 10.

Overall Condition: This revolver retains about 98% of its metal finish. The cylinder has a thin, light turn-line and there is minor operational wear on the side faces of the hammer. There is minor scratching on the bottom of the trigger guard next to its front mounting screw. Otherwise, there are only light handling marks. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this revolver is in Excellent condition.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. Cylinder lockup produces almost no play on each chamber. The trigger is crisp. The hammer has a conical firing pin and there is no window in the loading gate, typical of US made parts. 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: This revolver comes in a two-piece cardboard USFA box with serial-matching label, burgundy drawstring USFA bag and an assortment of paperwork including manual.

Our Assessment: Colt’s Model 1873, the Single Action Army, is the “gun that won the west”, perhaps the most iconic handgun of all time. For nearly 150 years, the gun has been produced in a variety of configurations, finishes and calibers. This revolver is the absolute closest to a Colt you can get without a pony on the side. Produced by US Firearms in the old Colt plant in Hartford, Connecticut “under the blue dome” and 100% US made, this USFA single action is a beauty to behold and one of the finest single action revolvers ever produced.

During the first generation of Colt Single Action Army revolvers, it was possible to special-order a “Sheriff’s Model”, which had a shorter barrel and omitted the ejector rod assembly. For those who shoot these revolvers a lot, that’s quite a sacrifice to make and there were some who wanted the shorter barrel, but also wanted to be able to conveniently eject cases from the cylinder. For these customers, there was the “Shopkeeper” or “Storekeeper”. That is what USFA has reproduced in this gorgeous revolver. It is a limited edition revolver and may actually be more scarce than original Colt revolvers.

The gun is in Excellent condition with 98% of its beautiful “Dome Blue” and case hardened finish, a bright bore with sharp rifling and strong mechanics. It comes in its original box and with a USFA bag and manual. If you want a “Colt” made better than Colt, this is your best option as USFA is no longer in business, making these high quality revolvers not only less common than real Colts, but becoming more scarce every day. Please see our photos and good luck!

Please forgive any typos, I was educated in California -Bud

USFA Storekeeper Shopkeeper USA Single Action Army SAA .45 Colt Revolver
USFA Storekeeper Shopkeeper USA Single Action Army SAA .45 Colt Revolver