SOLD FOR: $3738
Model: Single Action Army, 3rd Generation
Serial Number: SA27125
Year of Manufacture: 1984 (ATF C&R Factory Letter)
Caliber: .44 Special
Action Type: Single Action Revolver with Side Loading Gate Cylinder
Barrel Length: 5 1/2”
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 rosewood panels with silver Colt medallions. The interior of each panel has “27125” hand-written. The grips each have a small bubble in their finish at their bottom edge where it meets the butt. Otherwise, there are only light handling marks. There are no chips or cracks. Overall, the grips are in about Excellent condition.
Type of Finish: Nickel
Finish Originality: Original
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 out of 10.
Overall Condition: This revolver retains about 98% of its metal finish. There are some scattered spots of stubborn grease. The cylinder has extremely faint turn wear, not through the finish. There are a few scattered minor scuffs and very minor scratches. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this revolver is in about Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. Cylinder lockup produces almost no play. 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 with a Colt custom shop display case and a serial-matched unengraved .44 Special cylinder. Also included is a Colt Factory Letter verifying that this revolver was shipped from Colt with Class “A” engraving in its current configuration on April 17, 1984 to Aeromarine in Birmingham, Alabama as the only gun of its type in the shipment. The case has some notable wear and discoloration on the exterior of the lid, the padded lining shows wear from the contents.
Our Assessment: Everyone should have a Colt Single Action Army, and this example from Colt’s Custom Shop would be a nice one to add to any collection. Manufactured around 1983, this revolver is chambered in the desirable .44 Special cartridge with beautiful nickel finish, smooth rosewood grips, and Class “A” factory engraving. Two .44 Special cylinders are included, one is engraved and the other is not, so you could shoot this revolver without putting a turn-line on the engraved cylinder. This is going to be popular with collectors with its high condition, display case, and factory letter, and it’s C&R eligible as well! Please see our photos and good luck!
Please forgive any typos, I was educated in California. -Bud
CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable (THIS SECTION DOES NOT APPLY TO OUT-OF-STATE RESIDENTS): This C&R Pistol CAN be sold as a dealer sale in California and CAN be transferred as a Private Party Transfer (PPT) as our Simi Valley location. All C&R firearms must be transferred through your local dealer OR at our Simi Valley location; we cannot ship directly to a C&R holder in California. Out of state residents can disregard this section—your local laws apply.