Colt Single Action Army SAA 4 3/4″ Full Blue .44-40 WCF Revolver, 1989

SOLD FOR: $4555

LSB#: 230607HE009

Make: Colt

Model: Single Action Army, 3rd Generation

Serial Number: SA91483

Year of Manufacture: 1989 (

Caliber: .44-40 WCF (Winchester Center Fire)

Action Type: Single Action Revolver with Side Loading Gate Cylinder

Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY 44-40”, 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 a rampant Colt logo. The underside of the frame at the grip frame is marked “SA91483”. The left side of each portion of the grip frame is marked “SA91483” under the grips. The left front of the trigger guard is marked with a “VP” in a triangle. The front face of the cylinder is marked “483”, the rear face is marked “44-40”. The inside of each grip panel is hand-written “91483”.

Barrel Length: 4 3/4”

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 grips are two-piece smooth bone panels with gold-colored Colt Medallions. The grips have no notable wear or damage with only light handling marks. There are no chips or cracks. Overall, the grips are in Excellent condition.

Type of Finish: Full Blue

Finish Originality: Original

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

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. 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 serial-matching label, two-piece styrofoam inserts and an assortment of factory 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 a beauty to behold and one of the finest single action revolvers ever produced. It is in Excellent condition with 99% of its metal finish, a bright bore with sharp rifling and strong mechanics. It is an interesting variant chambered for the classic .44-40 Winchester cartridge with a 4 3/4″ barrel and a full blue finish set off nicely by a wonderful set of bone grips. This revolver will take a prized place in a Colt collection and would certainly make for a gorgeous “BBQ gun” or display piece as well as being a beautiful shooter, should you so choose. Please see our photos and good luck!

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

Colt Single Action Army SAA 4 3/4" Full Blue .44-40 WCF Revolver, 1989
Colt Single Action Army SAA 4 3/4″ Full Blue .44-40 WCF Revolver, 1989