LSB#: 120906JG04 & JG05
Model: Single Action Army
Serial Number: S23773A & S23774A
Year of Manufacture: Modern. Post 1978.
Caliber: .45 Colt
Action Type: Single Action Revolver
Markings: The tops of the barrels are marked “Colt’s Pt. F.A. Mfg. Co. Hartford Ct. U.S.A.”. The left sides of the barrels are marked “Colt Single Action Army .45”. The left side of the frames are marked “Pat. Sept. 19, 1871 / July 2. 72 Jan, 19, 75”. The underside of the frames and the left sides of the grip frames are marked with the serial number. Both guns have the Verified Proof mark and a “0” on the left sides of the trigger guards. Both guns are also beautifully hand engraved. Both grip frames, under the grips on the left side are marked with an “MD” brand / monogram which is likely the engraver.
Barrel Length: 4 3/4″
Sights / Optics: These revolvers are mounted with fixed standard SAA sights.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are two piece Colt “Eagle” grips serial numbered to the guns. The checkering is sharp on both guns and there is only slight surface marking at the bottoms. The grips rate in about Excellent overall condition.
Type of Finish: Blue / Case Color Hardened
Finish Originality: Professionally applied after the engraving was cut.
Bore Condition: The bores are sharp and purportedly unfired. There is possible evidence of test rounds, but the bores and the guns look unfired. The rifling is sharp. There is no pitting or erosion in the bore.
Overall Condition: These revolvers retains about 99.9% of their metal finish. There is only the faintest of drag lines between 2 chambers on one pistol and 3 on the other. Otherwise, these guns have likely never been out of the boxes or the bags. The case colors are vivid and the blue is deep and brilliant. The Screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, these revolvers rate in about Excellent and LNIB condition.
Mechanics: The action functions properly, though we did not want to cock them to confirm. These revolvers were not cocked while in our possession.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: Both guns come in their original boxes, with matching serial numbered end labels. The end labels confirm configuration and finish, but do not mention engraving. No paperwork is retained, but the original plastic bags for each gun are.
Our Assessment: Here is a beautiful and truly sharp pair of consecutive serial numbered and engraved colt Single Action Army revolvers. These guns are as sharp as they are beautiful, and while we do not know the origin of the engraving, the work is definitely hand cut and of a factory-quality level. To order these from the factory would cost many thousands over what they will likely sell for here, and you will get no more gun for your money.
Sold For: $4,300