Sold For: $2,845.00
Make: ASM (Armi San Marcos), In Italy
Model: Colt 1873 Single Action Army Copy
Serial Number: EOT95
Year of Manufacture: c. 1995
Caliber: .45 Colt
Action Type: 6-Shot Single Action Revolver with Side Loading Gate Cylinder
Markings: The left of the barrel is marked “45 COLT”, the top is marked “HARTFORD, CT. MODEL”, the underside is marked “ASM ITALY EMF S.A. CAL.”, the left of the frame has the two line, three date Colt patents, the underside has the serial number, the back grip strap is marked “1995 WORLD CHAMPION” in gold leaf. The revolver’s surfaces have beautiful Helfrecht-style scroll, cross hatched, background pebbled and rosette engraved features with about 80% coverage and a faithful copy of The Worl’s Model Famous Engraved Colt – The Sears & Roebuck Cowboy Special, please see our pictures of this beautiful gun.
Barrel Length: 7 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 beautiful panels, the left has “SINGLE ACTION SHOOTING SOCITY” in circle around a five pointed star, the right has Lady Liberty with spear and shield, the detailing is beyond expert. The grips have tight fit to the grip straps, the butt of both show nice natural layering and a few dark shallow cracks that appear to be natural blemishes. The grips are free of notable marks. The grips rate about in Excellent Plus condition.
Type of Finish: Blue with Gold Bordering
Finish Originality: The finish is original.
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion or evidence of prolonged use outside of the factory.
Overall Condition: This revolver retains about 99% of its metal finish. There is not a drag line on the cylinder, only a couple of minuscule scuffs can be found, and that is with a magnifying glass. The fit and finish, engraving, gold bordering and polishing are up there with the big boys, the trigger has a beautiful dimmed fire blue finish that really fits well with the deep dark blue of the other components. The screw heads are sharp and the markings are clear. Overall, this revolver rates in about Excellent Plus to Mint condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We did not fire this revolver. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This revolver comes with an End of Trail walnut presentation case with a glass lid and red lined interior. The box has a few light marks from storage, without any major damages, in Excellent condition.
Our Assessment: From https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colt_Single_Action_Army The Colt Single Action Army which is also known as the Single Action Army, SAA, Model P, Peacemaker, M1873, and Colt .45 is a single-action revolver with a revolving cylinder holding six metallic cartridges. It was designed for the U.S. government service revolver trials of 1872 by Colt’s Patent Firearms Manufacturing Company – today’s Colt’s Manufacturing Company – and was adopted as the standard military service revolver until 1892. The Colt SAA has been offered in over 30 different calibers and various barrel lengths. Its overall appearance has remained consistent since 1873. Colt has discontinued its production twice, but brought it back due to popular demand. The revolver was popular with ranchers, lawmen, and outlaws alike, but as of the early 21st century, models are mostly bought by collectors and re-enactors. Its design has influenced the production of numerous other models from other companies. The Colt SAA revolver is a famous piece of Americana, known as “The Gun That Won the West”. Collectors, what could be more enticing than a Sear’s Style SAA that made us do a double take when it came in, almost looking like a Colt product. This is a 1995 End of Trail World Champion trophy like no other, won by 5-time consecutive World Overall Champion – China Camp aka Denis Ming. With the display case, you’re going to have a hard time looking away from this beauty. Please see our pictures and good luck.