Colt Texas Sesquicentennial Sheriff’s Model SAA .45 Revolver, 1986 ATF C&R
SOLD FOR: $3027
Model: Texas Sesquicentennial Sheriff’s Model Single Action Army
Serial Number: TX0673
Year of Manufacture: 1986, ATF C&R
Caliber: .45 Colt
Action Type: Single Action Revolver with Side Loading Gate Cylinder
Barrel Length: 4”
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 two-piece ivory grips have no notable wear or damage with only light handling marks. There are no chips or cracks. Overall, the grips are in about Excellent condition.
Type of Finish: Blue & Gold
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is mostly bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion but there is some stubborn fouling, likely from factory test-firing. In this writer’s opinion, the bore rates 9 out of 10 and should clean to 10.
Overall Condition: This revolver retains about 99% of its metal finish. There is no notable wear or damage, only light handling marks. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this revolver is in about Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The frame is a “blackpowder” style frame with the cylinder pin retained by a screw. The cylinder’s bushing is fixed. The cylinder locks up with almost no play on each of the chambers. The trigger is crisp. 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 maroon cardboard Colt box with hand-written serial-matching label, two-piece styrofoam inserts, and an assortment of factory paperwork including manual. Also included is a wood Texas Sesquicentennial display case and its cardboard shipping cover. The case shows some light wear on the exterior, the cardboard cover shows significantly more wear.
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 was selected to celebrate the Sesquicentennial of the Republic of Texas. It is a Colt Sheriff’s model in Excellent condition with 99% of its blue and 24K gold finish, a bright bore with sharp rifling and strong mechanics. It comes in its original box, with a wood display case, and is decorated with Texas icons such as the Alamo, longhorn cattle, and “COME AND TAKE IT”. With a 4″ barrel, no ejector rod assembly, and chambered for the classic .45 Colt cartridge, this is a classy revolver from muzzle to butt. This revolver would make a great addition to any collection, especially if you’re from the Lone Star State. Please see our photos and good luck!
Please forgive any typos, I was educated in California. -Bud