Sold For: $1,984.00
Model: Single Action Army 2nd Generation
Serial Number: 89142SA
Year of Manufacture: 1977
Caliber: .45 Colt
Action Type: Single Action Revolver with Side Loading Gate Cylinder
Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY .45”. 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 the “Rampant Colt” logo. The underside of the frame at the grip frame, the left side of the trigger guard and backstrap (under the left grip) are marked with the same serial number. The left front of the trigger guard is marked with a “VP” in a triangle and at the rear with “U”. The front face of the cylinder is marked “S9142”.
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 Ajax brand natural stag horn with deep, natural fissures and a cooled gray smooth swath on the rear portions. The grip have decent fit to the grip straps and are slightly bowed at the toes. There are no major damages. The grips rate about in Excellent condition as not original.
Type of Finish: Nickel Plated
Finish Originality: The finish is original.
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There are a few spots of persistent lead fowling that should clear out to reveal bright surfaces. There is no erosion.
Overall Condition: This revolver retains about 83% of its current metal finish. There are several areas of milky toned plating that was worn from holster use, seen on the barrel, cylinder and flanks of the frame. The right has a chip loss of plating, exposing dark metal. The cylinder has a light drag line and it does not look like the revolver fired many times outside of the factory. Scuffing and small dings are seen on the grip straps and muzzle. Overall, the pistol is beautiful, please see our pictures. The screw heads are sharp and the markings are clear. This revolver rates in about Fine Plus condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The cylinder lockup shows light side to side play. The trigger pull is crisp. We did not fire this revolver.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None.
Our Assessment: This is a beautiful 2nd Generation Colt Single Action Army revolver built in 1977 with stag horn grips and a rich nickel finish. With the shootable bore and striking overall look, it could be a fantastic range gun that will drift the attention of those to the left and right. 7 1/2″ in .45 Colt is the original configuration, though this one’s nickel plating will stay around longer than case coloring and blue finishes if treated correctly. This design literally ‘Won the West’ and has become so ingrained in American history and culture, they may never stop producing the SAA!