1961 Colt SAA Single Action Army .45 Colt 5.5" Bbl
5th Year Elite Condition 2nd Generation No Reserve
Used Condition
FFL is required
Current Bid
$2,925.00
Starting Bid
$0.01
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Item 669032272
Location Rio Rico, AZ 85648
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5th Year Producation 2nd Generation - Manufactured in 1961 - Finely Tuned Hartford Masterpiece - Factory Original Finish - Colt SAA - Single Action Army - .45 Colt - Original Case Hardened Frame Finish - Blue Barrel Finish - Colt Factory Hard Black Rubber Grips With Molded Rampant Colt Medallions - 5.5" Barrel - Legendary American Made Revolver

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Up for auction is a rare example of the most storied colt revolver ever manufactured. We have a beautiful example of a 2nd Generation Single Action Army revolver. Left barrel reads: COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY .45 - Gate is stamped: 657 - The serial number is: 33709SA. The manufacture date is researched to be 1961. This date represents the 5th year of production for the second generation SAA production model. We are including a Colt reproduction box with this auction. The condition of this firearm is rated very high. Only the slightest cylinder drag line evident. Finish is near excellent with only very minimal loss evident from storage and handling. Action is excellent and all mechanics are factory clean. Bore is in factory delivered condition and the cylinders are silky smooth. The authentic Colt checkered hard black rubber grips are an impactful pairing to the marbled case hardened frame finish. The 5.5" blued barrel maintains most all of its original factory finish as well. This SAA is outfit with a perfectly balanced barrel and chambered for .45 Colt cartridges. For all the aficionados of the legendary Single Action Army...We have attached multiple Hi-Definition photographs in various lighting conditions for your review and consideration. She comes as photographed.

Colt Single Action Army Generations

  • 1st Gen: From 1873 through 1940 (with small numbers assembled during and after World War II, the so called "Pre-War, Post-War" model), production of the Colt Single Action Army reached 357,859. This is identified as the "Pre War" or "First Generation" of the model. Calibers, at least thirty in all, ranged from .22 rimfire through .476 Eley, with approximately half, or 158,884 (including Bisley and Flat Top Target variations), chambered for .45 Colt. The next most prevalent were the .44-40 Winchester Center fire (WCF) at 71,392; 38-40 (38 WCF) at 50,520; 32-20 Winchester (32 WCF) at 43,284 and, the 41 Colt at 19,676.
  • 2nd Gen: Second Generation Colt Single Action Army revolvers were produced from 1956–1974 and carried serial numbers in the range of 0001SA to 73,205SA. About 400 of the Second Generation Colt Single Actions were factory engraved by Colt. The factory engravers of the period were Alvin Herbert, Earl Bieu, Dennis Kies, Robert Burt and Leonard Francolini. One of the most sought-after engravers who have worked on Colt revolvers was Alvin White and the shop of A. A. White Engravers.
  • 3rd Gen: The Third Generation began in 1976 characterized by a change in barrel thread pitch and a solid cylinder bushing replacing the removable / replaceable part from the first and second generations. This Generation ran until 1982 as a limited-issue product with the serial number range of SA80,000 to SA99,999. In 1994, production resumed with the increase in popularity of "Cowboy Action Shooting". These models are known either as "Late Third Generation" or sometimes Fourth Generation with the serial number convention changing yet again starting with S02001A and continuing with the "S" prefix and "A" suffix to 2009. Colt currently offers the Single Action Army in one of two finishes: either an all-nickel or blued with color case-hardened frame; in the traditional three barrel lengths: 4¾", 5½" and 7½"; and six chamberings: 32-20, 38-40, 44-40, .38 Special, 357 Magnum or 45 Colt; a total of 36 variations.

Colt Single Action Army History

The Colt Single Action Army (also known as the Model P, Peacemaker, M1873, Single Action Army, SAA, ) is a single action revolver with a revolving cylinder holding six metallic cartridges. It was designed for the U.S. government service revolver trials of 1873 by Colt's Patent Firearms Manufacturing Company, today Colt’s Manufacturing Company, and adopted as the standard military service revolver until 1892. It is perhaps the most copied, fraudulently modified to replicate an original Colt SAA, than any other revolver made. The Colt Single Action Army has been offered in over 30 different calibers and various barrel lengths. Its overall appearance has remained consistent since 1873. Colt has discontinued its production twice, but brought it back due to popular demand. The revolver was popular with ranchers, lawmen, and outlaws alike, but current models are mostly bought by collectors, shooters participating in Cowboy Action Shooting and re-enactors. Its design has influenced the production of numerous other models from other companies. Bound by the Rollin White patent (#12,648, April 3, 1855) and not wanting to pay a royalty fee to Smith & Wesson, Colt could not begin development of bored-through revolver cylinders for metallic cartridge use until April 4, 1869. The Colt Single Action Army was designed for the United States government service revolver trials of 1873 by Colt's Patent Firearms Manufacturing Company and adopted as the standard military service revolver. Its original moniker was the "New Model Army Metallic Cartridge Revolving Pistol".
The very first production Single Action Army, serial number 1, thought lost for many years after its production was found in a barn in Nashua, New Hampshire in the early 1900's.

Colt Single Action Army General Specifications

  • Make: Colt
  • Model: SAA
  • Designer: William Mason and Charles Brinckerhoff Richards
  • Designed: 1872
  • Produced: 1873–1941, 1956–1974, 1976–Present
  • Caliber: .45 Colt
  • Finish: Case Colored Frame - Factory Blue Barrel
  • Barrel Length: 5.5"
  • Capacity: 6
  • Weight: 1,048gr
  • Condition: Used – Reproduction Box
  • Grip: Colt Factory Original Hard Black Rubber - Cut Checkered - Molded Monogram
  • Rear Sights: Open Line Of Sight
  • Front Sights: Fixed Blade
  • Action: Single Action
  • Serial Number: 33709SA
  • Manufactured: 1961 - Hartford, Conn.

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Manufacturer
Colt
Model
2nd Generation SAA Single Action Army
Caliber
.45 Colt
Barrel Length
5 inch
Capacity
6
Frame Finish
Case Hardened / Blue
Grips
Checkered Black - Colt Monogram
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