5½" .45 Colt Single Action Army Pre-War/Post-War

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Item 764941761
Location Los Angeles, CA 90046
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Sales Tax
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Inspection/ Return Policy
Three Days from the date the item is received

The seller of this item assumes all responsibility for this listing. You must contact the seller to resolve any questions or concerns before placing a bid. Payment must be made using U.S. dollars ($) unless otherwise stated in the listing. Firearms may only be shipped to a licensed dealer (FFL Holder). Some listed items may not be legal in every state. Complete your purchase within the law.

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If you bought a gun from me, take 5% off the final price. If you bought more than one gun, take 10% off. Otherwise tell me a story. Collecting is a relationship business.

This is a 5½" .45 Colt Single Action Army pre-war/post-war revolver, serial number 357234. According to Don Wilkerson’s account in Colt’s Single Action Revolver Pre-War/Post-War Model, after WWII Colt assembled approximately 331 of these revolvers on leftover original pre-1940 frames numbered in the 357XXX range, and proceeded to ship them even as late as 1972. Of that number about 162 were chambered in .38 S&W Special with blue and color case hardened finish and a 5½" barrel. This revolver is like new. The original factory steel finish rates better than 99%, marred only by faint storage marks. The forcing cone is sharp, the muzzle is free of damage, and the bore is mirror bright with shiny grooves and sharp lands and no discernible wear. The loading gate is assembly numbered “973”. The cylinder chambers are similarly well preserved. The rear cylinder face is scratch numbered “34”. The condition of the cylinder face, the forcing cone, and the recoil shield indicates that this revolver is unfired. All frame screw slots are sharp and unmolested, though the grip frame screws show minute evidence of turning. The original factory hard rubber “rampant colt” grips are scratch numbered to the gun on the inside, and remain in like new condition. The action operates correctly in cycling and lockup, with no hint fore-aft cylinder play. The revolver is marked “PESCHKE” on the forward end of the grip frame by the German importer, and bears German Ulm proof marks date coded “81” on the barrel and the rear cylinder face. An importer mark is discreetly applied on the butt of the grip frame. The revolver is all matching and original. High resolution photos can be seen here. Please download and study them before bidding.

My name is Michael Zeleny. I have been researching and collecting the SIG P210 pistol for the past 25 years. For more information on these remarkable handguns, please see my articles. You can find my blog postings related to guns at the following links: Korth, SIG P210, Manurhin MR73. I maintain the following Facebook pages: Korth Waffen, SIG P210, Korriphila, and Manurhin MR73.

A word about pricing. This is one of the most valuable firearms in my collection. I am offering my best toys for sale in order to buy toys and stuff for my newborn son. As with all my other prized but dispensable goods, I price them in accordance with fair market rates comporting with prices achieved by similar goods in national auctions, which is also the lowest point whereupon I would rather have the money than the gun. I am open to counteroffers supported by factual evidence and rational arguments. All lowball offers rooted in wishful thinking and covetous sentiment will be politely declined.
All my auction listings are meant to disclose all relevant information, inclusive of any defects or damage, to the best of my knowledge. I assume full responsibility for any oversight in description or depiction.

I prefer payment via direct bank deposit, bank wire transfer, or U.S. Postal Money Orders. All payment instruments must await clearance by my bank. Credit card payments are available from my dealer, provided that the buyer pays the 3% merchant processing fee. The winning bidder should contact me with a digital copy of the receiving Federal firearms licensee’s credentials for payment instructions. Payment must be received within 7 days from auction closing. I will accommodate layaways on a 25% non-refundable deposit, with the balance due within 60 days.

All modern firearms sales will be transacted by my 01 FFL dealer as consignments on my behalf, out of his inventory, at no extra charge. The actual shipping costs are payable to my dealer in a separate transaction. All responsibility for items lost or damaged in shipment shall lie with the insurance carrier. We prefer to ship fully insured; if the buyer requests uninsured shipment, our responsibility will begin and end at proving that the article has been submitted to the shipper.

If identified in the listing as a Curio & Relic, my firearms will ship to any C&R licensee where allowed by local laws; otherwise it will ship to any 01 FFL holder in the continental U.S. I cannot accommodate private transfers of modern firearms, unless expressly stated otherwise.

I grant a three day inspection period from the time the buyer’s FFL agent receives the item, provided that no Form 4473 transfer has taken place. Inspection may include external examination, manual operation of the action with dummy ammunition, bore and chamber measurement, and headspace check. It may not involve cycling or firing live ammunition or disassembly of the firearm, including but not limited to turning any screws or removing any pins. All returns must be in the same condition the item was received. In the event of a return, the buyer shall be responsible for all shipping fees and Gunbroker charges unless the item description was mistaken. All applicable laws and GunBroker.com regulations shall be observed.

Your bid implies our binding agreement to abide by the foregoing terms. Until my reserve has been met, or a bid has been placed on a no-reserve auction lot, my auction lots shall be available for purchase in several other venues, and may be withdrawn herefrom without notice. Most of my guns sell elsewhere. If you want to win this lot, bid early and often.

I am open to fair and equitable trades for Swiss, French, German, pre-WWII American guns, and rare or unusual military or constabulary firearms. In particular, I am looking for late production 1st generation Colt Single Action Army, Shooting Master, New Service Target, and Bankers Special .22 l.r. revolvers; Smith & Wesson Triple Locks, Registered Magnums, and prewar Kit Guns; Winchester 1886 and 1890 rifles and 1897 riot, trench, and trap shotguns; Artillery and Navy, Mauser Banner, and Krieghoff Lugers; Mauser C96; Mannlicher-Schönauer 1924/1925, 1950, and 1952 rifles in military calibers; all sorts of Swiss firearms; Radom Vis 35 Polish eagle; Lahti L-35; Korth and Korriphila handguns; Manurhin MR73 revolvers; Semmerling pistols; or a semiauto Ma Deuce. Also looking for mint boxed Leica Vario-Elmarit-R 35-70mm f/2.8 ASPH and Vario-APO-Elmarit-R 70mm–180mm f/2.8 lenses, or new Leica APO-Summicron-M 50mm f/2 ASPH and Summilux-SL 50 mm f/1.4 ASPH lenses.
Single Action Army
.45 Colt
Barrel Length
5 inch
Frame Finish
Other Frame Finish
Mfg Part Number
5.00 Pounds