Colt 1st Generation SAA Single Action Army Revolver 38 WCF 7.5” c. 1904

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Description: This Colt SAA with 7.5” barrel in .38 WCF (.38-40) was shipped from the factory October 20, 1904, to Harper and Reynolds Company, Los Angeles, California (serial #259718). It is in very good condition with probably 70% of its original factory blue and traces of case coloring. It is mechanically tight with a very nice bore and only very light frosting.

The grips appear original to the gun, but are not numbered. The inside of the right grip is inscribed “F. S. Testera Oct. 6, 05.” And “Testera”. The gun was the property of Frank Stewart Testera (b. Kansas, 1887- d. California, 1949), who was for twenty years the chief electrician (and camera man?) on the Charles Chaplin lot in Hollywood. He also patented a re-wind apparatus for movie film in 1939. It would appear he acquired this Colt within a year of its shipment, and he may have been the first owner.

The Colt is kept in a vintage George Lawrence Company, Portland, OR, single loop heavy leather holster.

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Condition: Used - See Item Description
Brand: Colt
Caliber: .38-40
Location: CO

Trades Accepted: Yes.

Prices are generally firm, but some trades are excepted for partial payment. Cashier's Checks are the preferred method of payment (over $1000.00) , USPS Money Orders (under $1000.00). No PayPal. Foreign sales are possible with proper customs brokerage, payment (usually credit card) and shipping arrangements. We will ship to California (which is almost a foreign country!) Layaway is possible for items priced over $2000, with payments including 1/3 down, 1/3 at 30 days and final payment with shipping at 60 days. Shipping is generally USPS Priority, insured. Shipping amounts quoted may be changed to the exact cost if requested, and overseas shipping will be charged on specific individual item shipping cost. With two partners, I own Pawnee Sportsmens Center LLC, near Fort Collins, Colorado. We have rifle/pistol ranges, 1000-yard range, 3-gun, cowboy action shooting, trap and skeet, and upland game bird hunting. I primarily deal in Lever Action Winchesters and Colt Single Action Army revolvers. We have some Colt and Winchester parts, and I manufacture the Columbia Precision Tang Peep Sight for lever guns and some single shots. If you Google Columbia Precision, you can get to my direct email

Shipping Notes: Priority, insured.

Item #: 902631401
SKU: SAA 1873
Stock No.: RBSAA.38718
Seller Since: Feb. 2002
Identity Verified ( Timnath, CO )
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City: Timnath
State: CO

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