Sold For: $1,566.01
Model: Single Action Army, 3rd Generation
Serial Number: S56351A
Year of Manufacture: 2010 (http://www.cascity.com/forumhall/index.php?topic=45382.0)
Caliber: .45 Colt
Action Type: 6-Shot Single Action Revolver with Side Gate Loading 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 loading gate has assembly number “351”. The left front of the trigger guard is marked with a “VP” in a triangle and at the rear with “5”. The factory box outer sleeve is properly configured to the pistol with “TALLO CCH/WOOD GRIPS”.
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 a custom factory option set of smooth hardwood which have perfect fit to the grip straps. The upper portions have gold colored Colt logo medallions, the grain of the wood is complimented nicely by the medallions, please see our pictures. The panels are free of any notable damages. The grips rate about in Excellent Plus condition.
Type of Finish: Blue & Case Colored
Finish Originality: All Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion.
Overall Condition: This revolver retains about 99% of its current metal finish. The surfaces are free of notable damages, we don’t think this pistol saw much handling, let alone range time. The cylinder lacks a defined drag line of any sort, the revolver came to us zip tied around the hammer, we did not take the pistol apart to look at its inner markings, we do not think the screw heads have ever been turned outside of the factory. The revolver has beautiful metal to metal fit and the case color patterns are simply beautiful. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this revolver rates in about Excellent Plus condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We did not fire this revolver.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This revolver comes with a two piece blue Colt Custom Shop box, in the serialized white cardboard slip sleeve, the exterior of the sleeve has roughing from storage, a few other marks are seen, the two piece blue box has light scuffing, all in Fine to Excellent condition. Also included is a clear chamber indicator and group of factory paperwork, in Excellent condition.
Our Assessment: Colt’s Single Action Army revolver had a halt in production in 1941 when the Second World War required all that Colt’s production lines could amass for production of many a firearm. This is a 3rd Generation in .45 Colt with a 5 1/2″ barrel. We couldn’t find anything to report on blemishes or damages, we don’t think this revolver saw the light of day often. The wood, blue, case coloring and gold medallion color scheme captivates at first sight. The revolver is complete with its original Colt paperwork and factory box, making it a find for Colt collectors and ANYONE who can appreciate a timeless design. All Colt SAA revolvers are collectible: 1st, 2nd or 3rd Generation, just to different degrees, and the high condition on this one will bring a premium; instead of investing in the stock market, get a functioning investment that will only appreciate down the road.