Colt 1st Generation Single Action Army SAA 7.5” Barrel 38 Colt Caliber c. 1928

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Description: This is a very clean, reasonably used, Colt Single Action Army revolver, shipped to Townley Metal & Hardware, Kansas City, Missouri, as a one gun shipment, February 3, 1928. It is a 7.5” barrel with better than 90% of its original blue and a fair amount of case coloring along with a bit of staining on the frame and hammer. Marked .38 Colt, it is mechanically fine and tight with a near mint bore. Grips are numbered to the gun and in good condition.

A note about guns with barrels marked “38 COLT” is in order. By the time this particular gun was made, cartridges known as .38 Specials were in common use. Technically, this was the .38 S&W Special. Colt had offered the same cartridge and called it the .38 Colt Special since about 1904. The only difference in guns for the two chamberings was that the .38 Colt Special had the chamber counterbored with a sharp, 90-degree shoulder and the .38 S&W Special had a beveled shoulder. Both would accept either cartridge. This gun has the beveled shoulder typed as .38 S&W Special. Kopec stated that there were nine distinct .38 cartridges which Colt advertised as being suitable for the .38 Special and proper vintage .38 Colt marked barrels chambered in SAA’s. They would include .38 Short Colt, .38 Long Colt, .38 Colt Special, .38 Colt Special High Speed, .38 S&W, .38 S&W Long, .38 S&W High Speed, .38-44 S&W Special and .38 S&W Special (full and mid-rage loads). To clarify, this Colt will chamber any of these cartridges, but most importantly, it will take the common, contemporary .38 Special which we are all familiar with. It will NOT take the .357 Magnum.

This Colt is accompanied by a vintage George Lawrence Co. basket weave holster.

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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: .38 Long Colt (9.65 mm)
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 $2000, 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 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 #: 935866814
SKU: SAA 1873
Stock No.: RBSAA.38243
Seller Since: Feb. 2002
Identity Verified ( Timnath, CO )
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City: Timnath
State: CO
Phone: 303-808-2007

Shipping: $100.00 (or Arrange local transfer)
Accepted Payment Methods: Visa MasterCard Check Money Order
Returns: No Returns

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