SOLD FOR: $3,225.00
LSB#: 170905SK01, 170905SK02
Model: Single Action Army
Serial Number: SA37305, SA38009
Year of Manufacture: 1980
Caliber: .357 Magnum
Action Type: 6-Shot, Single Action Revolvers with Side Loading Gate Cylinders
Markings: The top of the barrels are marked “COLT’S PT. F.A. MFG. Co. HARTFORD, CT. U.S.A.”, the left are marked “COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY .357 MAGNUM”, the right sides of the frames are marked “PAT. SEPT. 19, 1871 / JULY 2, 72 JAN. 18, 75” and with a rampant colt.
The bottom of the frame is marked “SA37305”. The left side of the trigger guard is marked “VP” in triangle on the front and “K” on the rear. The right side of the trigger guard is marked “Z” on the front. The left faces of the front and rear portions of the grip frame, under the grips, are marked SA37305″. The front face of the cylinder is marked “7305”. The interior of each grip panel is marked “37305” in pencil.
The bottom of the frame is marked “SA38009”. The left side of the trigger guard is marked “VP” in triangle on the front and “K” on the rear. The right side of the trigger guard is marked “Z” on the front. The left faces of the front and rear portions of the grip frame, under the grips, are marked SA38009″. The front face of the cylinder is marked “8009”. The interior of each grip panel is marked “38009” in ink.
Barrel Length: 5 1/2”
Sights / Optics: The front sights are quarter round blades, fixed to the barrels. The rear sights are square notches in the top of the frames.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are two piece smooth oil-finished wood stocks.
The left panel has a light compression line toward the front of the bottom edge. There is a section of the bottom edge which appears flatter than the rest and may have been compressed. The right panel has a couple of light compressions at the rear edge and a small scratch/gouge on the bottom rear corner, several light compressions on the bottom edge toward the front and a couple of drag lines on the bottom face of the panel. There are no chips or cracks. The grips are in overall Very Good-Fine condition.
The left grip panel has a small compression behind the grip screw escutcheon and another on the bottom edge at the rear with some very light compressions on the bottom edge at the front. The right panel has a compression line behind and below the grip screw escutcheon, light marks on the bottom front near the bottom edge, and a small ding on the front of the bottom edge with some light marks on the bottom face of the panel. The grips are in overall Very Good-Fine condition.
Type of Finish: Nickel
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bores are bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bores.
This revolver retains about 96% of its finish. There is a small flake of the finish missing at the muzzle on the left side. There are very light scratches which do not go through the finish throughout the revolver. The front face of the cylinder has light burn rings. There are some light dings which do not go through the finish near the screw head on the butt. There is a scuff which does not go through the finish on the rear of the hammer beneath the spur. There are a couple of small dings which do not go through the finish on the topstrap to the right of the sight groove. There is a faint drag-line on the cylinder. The screw heads are sharp, the markings are clear. Overall, this revolver is in about Fine condition.
This revolver retains about 98% of its finish. There are very light scratches which do not go through the finish throughout the revolver. The front face of the cylinder has light burn rings. There is a faint drag-line on the cylinder. The screw heads are sharp, the markings are clear. Overall, this revolver is in about Fine condition and would be close to Excellent if not considering the grips.
Mechanics: The actions function Correctly. We did not fire these handguns. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: Each revolver comes in its labeled faux wood grain maroon cardboard box with two-piece styrofoam tray and message from Colt detailing warranty service process. SA38009 also comes with the Colt Companion booklet, brochure of autorized repair service stations and instruction manual.
Our Assessment: These are a pair of nickel 5 1/2″ Colt Single Action Army Third Generation revolvers with serials separated by less than 1,000 and produced in the same year. They are in Fine condition which would lend themselves to either collecting or use in Cowboy Action Shooting. If added to a collection and maintained, their value will likely only go up especially with their original boxes and if used in competition, they will prove not only reliable as all Colt Single Action Army revolvers are, but quite beautiful as well. These are wonderful revolvers brought back in to production to meet demand for a revolver which continues after more than a century. Please see our photos and good luck!
CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable: These single action revolvers CAN be transferred as a dealer sale in California (One per 30 Days). These revolvers CAN be sold as a Private Party Transfer (PPT) at our Simi Valley shop. All cartridge firing handguns (even C&R’s and antiques) sold to a California resident must be DROS’d. This section does not apply to out of state residents.