Colt 1st Generation SAA Bisley 7.5” Target Barrel, 44 S&W Russian, Stag Grips c. 1911

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Description: This Bisley (serial #317385) was shipped to Norvell Shapleigh Hardware Company, St. Louis, Missouri, May 1, 1911 with one other gun. It was returned to the factory at sometime for rework (Ampersand on left rear trigger guard bow, assembly numbers on many parts). Shipped originally as a .45 with 4.75” barrel and hard rubber grips, it has been modified to a target style. It now has a factory 7.5” barrel in 44 S & W with a special order block front sight which takes a removeable blade. The blade on the gun is brass and a blue steel blade which has not been shaped accompanies it.

.44 S. & W. is actually the .44 S&W American. This is an old cartridge, preceding the .45 Long Colt in SAA’s, but very few were produced, and it has been out of production since about 1940. Interestingly, the cylinder is bored for the .44 S&W Russian cartridge which is slightly longer and more easily obtainable. The bore is .429” which is the standard bore for .44-40 and .44 Special. The .44 S&W Russian is not too different from the later .44 Special ballistically as it was originally loaded, and both were noted for their accuracy. One picture shows, left to right, a vintage .44 Russian, a brand new .44 Russian from Black Hills, and a vintage .44 Special, for comparison. To prove the point, there is also a target: five shots at ten yards. (The lower left one is actually two in the same hole.)

The Colt is in very good shape mechanically and has a near perfect bore. The gun retains probably 70% of its original finish with lots of case colors still showing. The stag grips are certainly after market custom, but fit well and give the gun a very substantial feel.

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Our prices reflect a 4% discount for cash or certified funds (Cashier’s Check, USPS Money Order – no Western Union or other type money order). Credit card payments do not receive this discount. We can take VISA or MasterCard and will consider trades for U.S. gold and silver coins at spot value. Contact information can be found by Googling Columbia Precision (tang sights).


Condition: Used - See Item Description
Brand: Colt
Caliber: .44 Smith & Wesson
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, USPS Money Orders, 2nd choice. Personal checks are held for two weeks, and discouraged. No PayPal. Foreign sales are possible with proper 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 $1500, with payments including 1/3 down, 1/3 at 30 days and final payment with shipping at 60 days. Card fees are 4% with VISA and MasterCard preferred. 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 trap & skeet, sporting clays, rifle/pistol, 1000-yard range, 3-gun, cowboy action shooting, and upland game bird hunting. I have done antique and obsolete firearms repairs as well as restorations and appraisals for 40 years. 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 #: 904601974
SKU: SAA Bisley
Stock No.: RBSAABIS.44385
Seller Since: Feb. 2002
Identity Verified ( Timnath, CO )
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City: Timnath
State: CO
Phone: 303-808-2007
Price:
$3,250.00


Shipping: $75.00 (or Arrange local transfer)
Accepted Payment Methods: Visa MasterCard Check Money Order
Returns: No Returns

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