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Took updated photos of my circa 1905 Colt Single Action Army today. It's tired and far from new but...so am I.

It's always nice to see examples of this classic Colt design. We previously had an SAA on the Forum's previous incarnation but lost it in the revision. Y'all stick your Colt Single Actions up.

 

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But I thought that was what they're supposed to look like. :)

Looks like there's some history with that piece.
 

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The only SAA that ever passed through my hands. A 1980 3rd generation from the Colt Custom Shop. Barrel was 7 1/2 " Stag Grips that were less than appealing and gold plating on the hammer, trigger and ejector housing. Neat gun but a LOT of money.

 

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Hey Jim,
That's a looker, for sure! What is it about the stags that you don't like? I think they look great!
 

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Hi Carl,
The bark on the stags is very deep and only at the bottom of the grip, Probably 1/8" deep with some small round points coming up to the normal height. Quite uncomfortable to hold and if I had shot it I think that it would have been painful to hold. :roll:
 

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What a beauty!
Nice selection of engraving pattern, too!
Don
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xtm,
That's a very special revolver.. Nice work, too!
 

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XTM, I really like your Colt! You'd posted it before on the forum before the change. I didn't realize that you planned it and did some of the work. It looks great!
 

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XTM, very nice six-gun. Those Colts are really special to shoot. & when you remember they have ancestors that were at The Little Big Horn fight it's special. Frank
 

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Sorry not a great photo but a pair of Colt SAA .44 Specials with Ivory Grips.

I also have a new Colt SAA .45 Colt/ACP 4 5/8" with a set of Ivory Grips with a carved steerhead on one side but I have no photos of it yet. I shoot it with the .45 ACP cylinder and you would be surprised at how accurate this revolver is...
 

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Welcome Rabull!

Nice Colts! I look forward to seeing the steerhead ivory, too.

I believe that .45acp is a great cartridge for a Colt SAA - after all it's been around for over 100 years now! The ejector rod will poke out the acp cases just fine.

Colt chambers the .45 acp in this revolver and the SAAMI Max. Ave. pressures for this cartridge are 21,000-23,000psi. Since the cylinder wall thicknesses are the same for this cartridge as for the .45 Colt, this tells me that the old .45 Colt can be safely loaded up to these same pressures in a modern-built Colt SAA, if need be - instead of having to stay below the SAAMI max. ave. pressure of 14,000psi.

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Wow nice Ivory on nice guns. I believe Colt still catalogs a .45 ACP cylinder for the SAA. Frank
 

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I find the photographed Ivory always tends to bleed white even when they have some yellow character. Maybe I have to take their pictures in the dark! :lol:
Here is one I had a pair of. Originally Texas Sesquecentennial Storekeepers. Jeff Flannery did the engraving and gold wire.


 
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