Consecutive Serial Numbered Pair of 2nd Generation Colt SAA Revolvers, Blue & Case Colored 5 ½” Single Action Army Revolvers, MFD 1959 C&R

SOLD FOR:$6,238.00
LSB#:
150922NR18, 150922NR17

Make: COLT’S PT F.A. MFG. Co.

Model: Single Action Army

Serial Number: 23524SA, 23525SA

Year of Manufacture: 1959

Caliber: .44 Special

Action Type: Single Action Revolver

Markings: 23524SA: The left side of the barrel is marked “COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY .44 SPECIAL”. The top of the barrel is stamped, “COLT’S P.T.F.A. MFG. CO. HARTFORD, CT U.S.A.”. The left side of the frame is stamped “PAT. SEPT. 19, 1871 / JULY 2, ’78 JAN. 19, 75” and a Rampant Colt logo. The underside of the frame, left side of the trigger guard and inside of the back strap are marked “23524SA”. The left trigger guard bows are marked with a Verified Proof Mark and a “P”. The right side of the trigger guard bow is marked with a “0”. The rear face of the cylinder is marked with a Rampant Colt logo and the front face is marked “23524”. The loading gate is marked “280”.
23524SA: The left side of the barrel is marked “COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY .44 SPECIAL”. The top of the barrel is stamped, “COLT’S P.T.F.A. MFG. CO. HARTFORD, CT U.S.A.”. The left side of the frame is stamped “PAT. SEPT. 19, 1871 / JULY 2, ’78 JAN. 19, 75” and a Rampant Colt logo. The underside of the frame, left side of the trigger guard and inside of the back strap are marked “23525SA”. The left trigger guard bows are marked with a Verified Proof Mark and a “P”. The right side of the trigger guard bow is marked with a “0”. The rear face of the cylinder is marked with a Rampant Colt logo and the front face is marked “23525”. The loading gate is marked “279”.

Barrel Length: 5 1/2″

Sights / Optics: The front sights are quarter round blades fixed to the barrel and the rear sights are square grooves milled into the top straps.

Stock Configuration & Condition: 23524SA: The two piece checkered hard rubber grips are sports a Rampant Colt logo on each panel. The inside of each panel is scribed “524”. The checkering is sharp and only minor evidence of handling is visible. The grips rate in about Excellent overall condition.
23525SA: The two piece checkered hard rubber grips are sports a Rampant Colt logo on each panel. The inside of each panel is scribed “525”. The left panel is stamped “11” and the right panel is stamped “12”. The checkering is sharp and only minor evidence of handling is visible other than a shallow scratch on the butt of the right panel. The grips rate in about Excellent overall condition.

Type of Finish: Blue Barrels, Trigger Guards, Triggers and Cylinders, Case Colored Frames

Finish Originality: Factory Original

Bore Condition: 23524SA: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore.
23525SA: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore.

Overall Condition: 23524SA: This gun retains about 99% of its metal finish. Very little evidence of handling is present. The blue finish is deep and the case coloring is vivid. A hint of a drag line is forming on the cylinder. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this gun rates in about Excellent condition.
23525SA: This gun retains about 99% of its metal finish. Very little evidence of handling is present. The blue finish is deep and the case coloring is vivid. A hint of a drag line is forming on the cylinder. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this gun rates in about Excellent condition.

Mechanics: 23524SA: The action functions as correctly and only minor play is evident in the cylinder lock up. We have not test fired this pistol. As with all previously owned firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
23525SA: The action functions as correctly and almost no play is evident in the cylinder lock up. We have not test fired this pistol. As with all previously owned firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None

Our Assessment: At the beginning of World War II, Colt ceased production of the Single Action Army revolver to devote more time to filling orders for the war. When the war ended, no plans were made to revive the Single Action Army revolver as the design was seen as obsolete. However, the advent of television and Western themed movies created customer demand for the revolver, so Colt resumed manufacture in 1956 with the Second Generation line of Single Action Army revolvers. The SAA is probably the most recognizable handgun in the world, and certainly one of the most important.

Second Generation SAA’s are considered the most well made of the SAA’s, desired by serious shooters and serious collectors today. This is a consecutively serial numbered pair of Second Generation Colt Single Action Revolvers in .44 Special caliber. Retaining 99% of their metal finish, there is nothing to suggest that these revolvers have been fired and only very minor handing marks are apparent. These Colts have been very well looked after and it is not often that a matched pair in such wonderful shape.

Consecutive Serial Numbered Pair of 2nd Generation Colt SAA Revolvers, Blue & Case Colored 5 ½” Single Action Army Revolvers, MFD 1959 C&R
Consecutive Serial Numbered Pair of 2nd Generation Colt SAA Revolvers, Blue & Case Colored 5 ½” Single Action Army Revolvers, MFD 1959 C&R