Sold For: $1,815.01
Model: Single Action Army 2rd Generation
Serial Number: 27923SA
Year of Manufacture: 1959
Caliber: .45 Colt
Action Type: 6-Shot 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 upper and lower grip frame straps (under the left grip panel) are marked with the serial number. The inside rear face of the loading gate is marked with the assembly number “854”, found again on the right rear of the frame. The front of the cylinder has the last three digits of the serial number. The left front of the trigger guard is marked with a “VP” in a triangle and at the rear with “P”. The rear face of the cylinder is marked with a Rampant Colt logo.
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 beautiful stag horn grips with deep natural fissures and smooth, white boundaries. Both have a few old dark scrapes, most appear to be from fitting. There are no major or deep damages. The grips rate about in Excellent condition.
Type of Finish: Blue & Case Colored with Silver Plated Grip Straps
Finish Originality: The finishes are original.
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion.
Overall Condition: This revolver retains about 85+% of its metal finish. The silver plated grip straps have tarnish and spots of freckling. There are scrapes on the butt and rear strap. The cylinder has rubbing at the edges and displays a thin drag line. The barrel and ejector rod housing have holster wear. The top of the hammer was ground for a better thumb purchase. The front sight has heavy wear up top. The metal to metal fit is tight. The screw heads are sharp and the markings are clear. Overall, this revolver rates in about Very Good Plus to Fine condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly, the cylinder has mild side to side play in full lockup, the trigger is smooth with a very fast hammer cock. We have not fired this pistol. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None
Our Assessment: This is a 4th year 2nd Generation Single Action Army in .45 Colt. Someone slicked up the action and reduced the hammer profile, the pistol retains about 85% of its finish and shows sharp metal to metal fit. The grip straps are silver plated and have natural tarnish, this would have been an additional special order option from the factory. The gun looks to have been used honestly and still looks great with the stag horn grips. If you want a gun that will mature in popularity and worth down the road, you cannot beat a Colt, their SAA line will always have a place in America’s heart and helped change the direction of history in the 1870’s, when it was dubbed the “Gun that Won the West”.