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I am a huge fan of the Single Action revolver and own many Colts across all generations but I wanted something different and didnt want to wait 5 years for a Custom Shop order. I looked into Standard Mfg. and was really surprised by the quality and presentation. I purchased a blue/ cch 4.75 inch in 45LC and love it more than most of my Colt guns. In talking with the Mgmt.( yes you get to talk to a manager, not a salesman ) I learned they do take custom orders. Long story short, I placed and order for a nickel 44-40 with a 4.75 inch barrel and faux ivory ( bonded ) grips. If you dont know about the STD MFG SA, they have many features standard that Colt charges extra for. For instance timed screws and fire blued screws, trigger, ejector rod, and cylinder pin. Lead times for special orders are 8-10 weeks, so not bad at all. I will post photos when I get her which should be early June, in the meantime here is the gun I already own so you can see how beautiful these guns are.
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And some of my Colt Single Action Army for comparison.

Brand new late 2019 production Colt
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1993 Custom Shop order
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1980 Full Royal Blue production model
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Had to give a nod to my grandfather and his SAA (1916) which has passed to me.
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If you're a fan of single action revolvers I highly recommend these, pictures dont do them justice, you need to see one in person.
 

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Good looking group of Colts...espeially grandfathers!

I called Standard a few weeks ago about a 44-40 and was advised I could order one, pay for it and delivery would be about 10 weeks. I delayed ordering and bought a new Colt 45 which is now sitting at my closed FFL's so I haven't yet ordered the STND 44-40. Waiting to see what happens with the shut down.
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...I placed and order for a nickel 44-40 with a 4.75 inch barrel and faux ivory ( bonded ) grips.
That's EXACTLY the gun I was going to order! :)

Got to agree, the quality of Standard is what Colt only dreams about. Bought this 45 last May. Shoots as good as it looks. 1st range trip. Sensetive trigger is amazing...better than I'm used to...caused the flyers on the black target. :)

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My latest Colt from Dennis Kies/Nutmeg

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Good looking group of Colts...espeially grandfathers!

I called Standard a few weeks ago about a 44-40 and was advised I could order one, pay for it and delivery would be about 10 weeks. I delayed ordering and bought a new Colt 45 which is now sitting at my closed FFL's so I haven't yet order the STND 44-40. Waiting to see what happens with the shut down.
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...I placed and order for a nickel 44-40 with a 4.75 inch barrel and faux ivory ( bonded ) grips.
That's EXACTLY the gun I was going to order!


Got to agree, the quality of Standard is what Colt only dreams about. Bought this 45 last May. Shoots as good as it looks. 1st range trip. Sensetive trigger is amazing...better than I'm used to...caused the flyers on the black target.


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My latest Colt from Dennis Kies/Nutmeg

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I love that Colt, its beautiful. I spoke with Shane Lacey, he is the manager for law enforcement sales. He assured me the factory was up and working and is not a problem. Here in texas gun stores are essential businesses so I wont have the same FFL issue as you. There are no obstacles to stop me from the order and I always wanted a custom gun so I went for it.
 

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Hey 39,

Welcome to S&W.

Way to go! Pics of a great looking stable of SA's!!

Some real fine six shooters!

Later, Mark
 
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Excellent little herd of some beautiful SAs.
 

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Very nice!
 

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Good looking group of Colts...espeially grandfathers!

I called Standard a few weeks ago about a 44-40 and was advised I could order one, pay for it and delivery would be about 10 weeks. I delayed ordering and bought a new Colt 45 which is now sitting at my closed FFL's so I haven't yet ordered the STND 44-40. Waiting to see what happens with the shut down.
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That's EXACTLY the gun I was going to order! :)

Got to agree, the quality of Standard is what Colt only dreams about. Bought this 45 last May. Shoots as good as it looks. 1st range trip. Sensetive trigger is amazing...better than I'm used to...caused the flyers on the black target. :)

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My latest Colt from Dennis Kies/Nutmeg

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Well I picked her up today, ordered it on April 17th, 9 week turnaround time. Heres some pics ...

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