History[ edit ] The. Colt began work on the revolver in , and submitted a sample to the U. Army in late The revolver was accepted for purchase in The rebated heel type bullet design of its predecessor, the. Army , dropped production of the. The M Govt round was replaced by the. This round was never loaded commercially, and is almost identical to the original. The rim is large enough that it cannot be loaded in adjacent chambers in the rod-ejector Colt model. Additionally, the round has seen resurgence as a cartridge in handgun hunting and Metallic Silhouette Shooting competitions beginning in the s with the introduction of stronger, heavier framed handguns.

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Purpose[ edit ] The primary purpose is to be a handy all-in-one projectile, right quantity of propellant, primer for a shot. In modern, automatic weapons, it also provides the energy to move the parts of the gun which make it fire repeatedly. Many weapons were designed to make use of a readily available cartridge, or a new one with new qualities. The cartridge case seals a firing chamber in all directions excepting the bore.

A firing pin strikes the primer and ignites it.

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The 1st and ONLY definitive work on cartridge boxes, covering all the calibers for which Winchester cataloged their rifles, from the Volcanic to the Model Thoroughly researched, this page book contains over 1, full color photographs as well as price and rarity guides in a high quality, hard-cover book with dust-jacket! Will be happy to sign or personalize your copy on request. The callout on the side is for the Model 65 although, by this time , the M65 had been discontinued and the Mod 43 had been introduced.

Seldom seen box and only the second one I have ever offered. While the box contains but 9 original rds so-headstamped and is missing the rt end of the lid, this is no “Bargain Bin” item: It’s only the 2nd one I’ve seen in 25 years! Thought to be circa , these boxes are always scarce and desirable, but to find one in “Metal Patch” FMJ loading is rare.

Colt Revolvers – Single Action Army – 1st. Gen For Sale

Dec 31, Sis brought up a pretty rough looking Colt SA 22mag.. The CCH not too bad, bluing bad. Gun was used fox hunting, rode in saddle bag in case horse or hound needed to be put down. Sis was whipper-in, husband was houndsman. A nephew-n-law hauled it around in truck for his large animal vet business too.

According to two excellent publications for students of the 2nd Generation Single Action Army, Don Wilkersons’ book, The Post-War Colt Single Action Army (), and George Garton’s Colt’s SAA Post War Models (), serial numbers started in with .

It is a desirable collectible due to its rarity. The date of that occurrence used to be set at but Mike Venturino has reported instances of factory chamberings dating back at least to , IIRC. I don’t know the numbers offhand, but there may have been more Smith and Wesson single actions, such as the above, chambered in the 44 RF than there were Colt SAA’s. Both are rare guns though. The first factory conversions were of the Remington Army.

The Rogers and Spencer is interesting. I’d be very careful what cartridge I shot in it. Word-of-mouth anecdotes about chamberings of such old guns can vary in their accuracy. Colt Pocket Conversion to 38 Colt. Conventional wisdom used to be that small charges of smokeless, usually fast-burning powders, were safe in such old guns. I personally would not shoot anything but Black in such a one. Loading black in cartridges is not difficult, but requires some different techniques than smokeless loadings.

Any questions would be fielded on the Black Powder Cartridge Rifles forum. Of course your 44 Colt Uberti is perfectly safe with smokeless, but one mustn’t fire anything even approaching hot loads in an open topped design, even one manufactured with modern steels.

Colt Single Actions – 1st Generation

Mason did not stop with his improvement to the Richards Conversion. As soon as the design was accomplished, Mason set about working on the Open-Top. While the Thuer, Richards, and Richards-Mason were true conversions on existing cap and ball revolvers or built from parts at the factory, the Open-Top was Colt’s first big bore single action cartridge firing revolver, as it was not a conversion but a totally new design with new parts that do not interchange with the percussion models or their conversions.

All original Open-Tops were made in. When the was submitted to the Army for testing and adoption of a new sidearm, the request came back for a stronger gun in a more powerful chambering. That turned out to be one of the best requests in firearms history.

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The voyage was long, and the lad was subjected to great hardships, which soon convinced him that running away to sea was not as romantic in real life as in the books he had read, but his experience, though uncomfortable enough, failed to conquer his restless spirit. While at sea in the Coroo he had an abundance of leisure time for reflection, but instead of devoting it to meditating upon the folly of his course, he spent it in inventing a revolving pistol, a rough model of which he cut in wood with his jack-knife.

This was the germ of the invention which afterward gave him such fame, and it is not a little singular that the conception of such a weapon should have come to a boy of fourteen. Returning home, he became an apprentice in his father’s factory at Ware, Massachusetts. He was put into the dyeing and bleaching department, and was thoroughly trained in it by Mr. Smith, a scientific man, and one of the best practical chemists in New England. Young Holt manifested a remarkable aptitude for chemistry, and when but a mere boy was known as one of the most successful and dexterous manipulators in New England.

When he had reached his eighteenth year, the old spirit of restlessness came over him again, and he embarked in an unusually bold undertaking for one so young, in which, however, he was much favored by the circumstance that he was very much older in appearance than in reality, commonly passing for a full-grown man.

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I stop at Colt to see what they had on hand. Immediately I saw an attractive single action in 45 Colt, which is one of my favorites. Upon examining it and some shooting, I know that I had to have one to evaluate and write about. It is that nice.

Single Action Army, Buntline & New Frontier SAA (Post-War) Colt Double Action Revolvers top. Lightning Frontier Navy , 94, 95, 96, , 03, New Army & Navy Models Marine Corps Army Special & Officer’s Model Bankers Special Camp Perry Model.

The first thing she needs to do, like you said, is take it back and ask for her money back. Depending upon where she lives, even an “as-is” sign doesn’t necessarily fly. Perhaps you should go with her? You could file suit in small claims court, but depending upon the judge, she may just get a quick “caveat emptor” and a summary dismissal. The one thing you CAN do, however, is tell all your friends about how this woman was sold something that was completely unfit and dangerous for the use the seller represented.

Your friend got suckered, plain and simple, whether intentionally or not. That’s one of the reasons I am usually uncomfortable buying something from a pawn shop until and unless I’ve visited several times and gotten to know the staff. There’s one in town that I enjoy visiting every so often, whereas a couple that are out in Myrtle Beach, SC scare me Not the least reason of which is that they use sexual innuendo in their advertising D1ck’s Pawn, and you can imagine the innuendo they use There’s always a chance that the salesperson saw a woman and thought he could get away with selling the replica as a real gun.

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The Colt Single Action Army, also known as the “Peacemaker”, is a single action revolver. It was designed for the U.S. cavalry by Colt and adopted in , Designer(s): Colt.

One thousand of these were shipped to the Rock Island Arsenal earmarked for the 7th Cavalry. Prior to the Black Hills expedition, some of these were issued to the 7th Cavalry. The chart below shows the estimated serial range of the revolvers of the Army contract of July 23, Lot 1 — revolvers, estimated serial numbers received Springfield Armory November 28, Lot 2 — revolvers, estimated serial numbers received at Springfield Armory December 19, Lot 3 — revolvers, estimated serial numbers , received at Springfield Armory January 3, Lot 4 — revolvers, estimated serial numbers received at Springfield Armory January 24, Lot 5 — revolvers, estimated serial numbers , received at Springfield Armory January 31, From this lot revolvers were issued in late June, prior to the Black Hills campaign to the 7th Cavalry.

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Handguns of the Old West There could be a number of starting points for a story on handguns of the old west. I have chosen to start with the Colt Paterson, the first practical multiple-shot revolver using a percussion cap to ignite the powder shooting a round lead ball. The single shot muzzleloading firearms that preceded the Paterson are covered in the story on “Early Muzzleloading Pistols and Rifles” in this website.

For more information on the percussion cap firearms and their successors described in this story, the reader is referred to the references listed at the end of the story. Although the idea of a revolving cylinder had been around for some time, it took Samual Colt’s inventiveness and the emerging technology of percussion caps to make the concept a reality.

Colt obtained a patent for a repeating firearm in and began manufacturing the Colt Paterson model revolver in in his shop in Paterson, New Jersey, hence the name of the gun.

In SAA revolvers became available only from the Colt Custom Shop, and the New Frontier model is not available at all. This is a pity because the SAA New Frontier was Colt’s only big bore hunting revolver. The Colt Cowboy. An offshoot of the standard SAA is the Colt Cowboy single action revolver.

Yes your points are valid, but I was just being humorous. All in all though if I were to choose a service pistol of the era to take into battle, I would pick… Any other one! Vhyrus Worst pistol ever made? Someone obviously never owned a jimenez or cobra. At least the Nambu actually fires most of the time. Type 94s were never carried charged and locked.

Same goes for the M except for the cavalry. Their machine guns were a bit faulty too. Some models were well-made and completely reliable under the harshest battlefield conditions, while others were mediocre, to say the least. All these sweeping negative opinions about Japanese machine guns, and weapons in general, reflect a combination of limited experience across the full spectrum of available weapons types as well as in many cases a nationalistic and personal bias that has not only manifested itself in actual history, but even in fiction.

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The design was rapidly adopted by the U. Army and used extensively during the Indian Wars period. This is an early production SAA that has been re-barreled and re-cylindered with Second Generation parts in. There were three manufacturing time periods for the Single Action Army or Model P as the factory called it. The original production, known as the First Generation, was manufactured from through During early production, the aforementioned variant called the Bisley Model was manufactured from

Thelma Bentley: Dating colt saa Henry Nettleton was the U. Colt Single Action Army 1st Generation. The name Bisley came from the famous firing range in BisleyDating colt saa.

The backbone may be cut with a single line or engraved with a wiggle tool pattern as in Western bright cut engraving. The backbone may also be implied, rather than cut, by the convergence of leaves along a spiral shape. The illustration shows a simulated sideplate on which are drawn the backbones of scrolls that will later be engraved. BACK-CUT — A return cut over the same line with a different graver or with the graver tilted in a different direction from the primary cut. In flare cut or double bevel scroll, each leaf is made up of a primary cut and a back cut.

Background is usually matted with a punch or liner in bas-relief work and cut away with a graver in medium or high relief work.

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William Mason and Charles Brinckerhoff Richards who had developed a number of revolvers and black powder conversions for the company. Their effort was designed for the United States government service revolver trials of by Colt’s Patent Firearms Manufacturing Company and adopted as the standard military service revolver. Relative to period cartridges and most later handgun rounds, it was quite powerful in its full loading. By the end of , serial no.

New York Engraved Colt Single Action Army caliber revolver. Made in 7½” barrel in This gun was originally had etched panel but was engraved over.

TonysTake Who owns Colt now? I remember controlling interest in some firearms companies were bought by George Soros connected companies. Accounting troubles sounds a bit fishy. Maybe we will see a resurgence of their revolvers if either of those two pick them up as that is a market neither has entered. Corporate hollow men interested in the bottom line.

The last group that came in ran the company into the ground and then left with their pockets full. Colt has committed suicide for 40 years or more. It costs much less as long as modern machines are used. Colt needed people to fit the less refined forgings and machined parts of the past. Colt ignored the customers along the way. Now there are, and most are better. Nearly everyone has echoed this: Sulaco If you see a Colt on the rack buy it now!

Collectors will be hunting them in a few years… The Colt name will never go away.

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