Cattle Brand Engraved Custom Single Action Army SAA .38 Special Revolver

SOLD FOR: $2,675

LSB#: 231213CG060

Make: Likely Uberti, the Colt markings on the frame do not appear to be genuine.

Model: Single Action Army

Serial Number: 13458SA

Year of Manufacture: Unknown, ATF Modern

Caliber: .38 Special

Action Type: Single Action Revolver with Side Loading Gate Cylinder

Barrel Length: 5 1/2”, the barrel has been re-crowned, shortened from a longer length, or both.

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 and Condition: The grip is one piece horn (actually two pieces adhered to a wood core). The grip has some open grain lines and a few minor marks. Overall, the grip is in Fine condition.

Type of Finish: Nickel & Gold with Fire-Blue Screws & Cylinder Pin

Finish Originality: Refinished at time of engraving. The cylinder and barrel appear to be Colt parts. The grip frame is brass and we suspect that the frame itself is a reproduction, most likely made by Uberti.

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 handgun retains about 99% of its current metal finish. There is no notable wear or damage, only light handling marks. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this handgun rates in Excellent condition as customized.

Mechanics: The action functions properly. The hammer has four clicks. The cylinder locks up with minor play on each chamber. We did not fire this handgun. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements.

Box, Paperwork & AccessoriesNone.

Our Assessment: Colt’s Single Action Army is, perhaps more than any other, an iconic American pistol. It was the U.S. issue sidearm for the last two decades of the 19th century, used by pioneers, outlaws and lawmen across the expanding nation, and captivated audiences on the silver screen and television. In addition to the revolvers made by Colt, the design has been reproduced by a number of other companies, most notably in Italy by the company of Aldo Uberti.

This revolver is a custom Single Action Army which has been adorned with beautiful cattle brand engraving and given a new nickel and gold finish with fire-blue trim and a horn grip, giving it a striking appearance. The frame appears to be of Italian manufacture, having a coil hand spring held in place by the brass grip frame, but having been given a rampant colt and Colt patent dates on the left flat. The barrel appears to be a Colt part, marked “38 COLT.” while the Colt cylinder is chambered for .38 Special cartridges. This is a beautiful and unique revolver perfect for display in any collection. Please see our photos and good luck!

Cattle Brand Engraved Custom Single Action Army SAA .38 Special Revolver
Cattle Brand Engraved Custom Single Action Army SAA .38 Special Revolver