Later Double Action Army Models also wore this designation on the barrel when chambered in. The markings are sharp and include all inspection and proof marks. In fact for my early reloading experiments with the. The cylinder produces little side-to-side play when locked up, however the stop notches on these early Colts are small and the cylinder can be pushed out of lock with only moderate force on each chamber. This revolver was produced in 1939, shortly before production of the Single Action Army would be discontinued as Colt shifted production to the wartime needs of the United States. The Benét primed cartridges were manufactured until 1882 and then replaced by reloadable cartridges with brass cases and external primers.
As revealed by the Hornady Digital Caliper, the Colt Cowboy is slightly larger than the Colt Single Action with the cylinder diameter being 1. You're not the high Bidder until you've been notified by email that you are. Uberti is now owned by , producer of the. We have not fired this revolver. This cams the cylinder bolt out of engagement and allows the cylinder to rotate for loading. For instance, one was on a Colt with serial 180260, made in 1898.Next
The screw heads range from sharp toy tool marked with strong slots, about half of the screw heads show finish loss. For most of my loading of standard. All Auctions are conducted in Pacific Time. The grip is shy to the frame in some areas with a gap at the top of the grip frame on the left side. Colt's record lists several Single Actions chambered for the.Next
By the 1970's the machinery was once again wearing out and the Colt Single Action was pronounced dead again in 1974, however this time Colt did not say it would never be returned. Unfortunately only the factory marked its refinished guns, while private individuals normally did not. Still, when you put the revolver together, you have a representation of a first-year production Ainsworth Cavalry Single Action Army which has been restored with appropriate markings and parts complementing those original to the first year production gun, serial number 2872. The Seller is required to give the Buyer a minimum of three days to inspect any firearm sold through GunAuction. The 2nd Generation era came to an end in 1975, at about the 74,000 serial number range. Our Assessment: The Colt Single Action Army Model of 1873 was an instant success when introduced to the U. The front of frame has the transverse release for the cylinder pin which is correct above serials in the 144,000 range.Next
You have crossed over the line from enjoying fine handguns as works of art into the drab world of viewing them as working tools such as computers or claw hammers. The Bisley may mark a movement to a more civilized West. The 2nd Generation guns are chambered to. There is light erosion in one of the grooves near the muzzle. The action is in excellent shape. A little careful filing on the front sight raised the elevation bringing point of name and point of impact to the same spot.Next
The 3rd Generation run has been an up-and-down affair, coming and then going, a standard production and then a Custom Shop offering, however things have settled down and it is once again not only a standard production item, Colt is also doing a very good job of fitting and finishing. There are scattered spots of light surface erosion, most notably on the topstrap and loading gate. During the First Generation era of the Colt Single Action Army, buying a. Being a bottlenecked case, the. Someone asked about the white box sleeves and blue boxes. Our Assessment: Everyone should have a Colt Single Action Army, and this would be a nice one to add to any collection.Next
American Express needs to be processed here using the item number from the auction site and the Credit Card Total:. My two, new Colts are S667xxA and S674xxA. Strangely enough, when I survey my Colts I find I have more 3rd Generations than either 1st or 2nd Single Actions, most of them tuned by specialists such as Bob Munden, Tom Sargis, Eddie Janis of Peacemaker Specialists, and Shapels Gun Shop. In 1920, larger, highly visible sights replaced the original thin blade and notch. An extra nice custom touch was a nickel-plated Colt with bright blued screws on frame, backstrap, and trigger guard.Next
In the past this has been difficult unless one was a bullet caster, however commercial cast. Screws are all Very Good Plus to Excellent Overall. It is unfortunate someone was not in charge of this project who really appreciated and understood the Single Action Army and its mystique. The cylinder has a turn-line and there is another line around the outside of the cylinder behind the stop notches. Colt has not been careful enough in chambering their.Next