Colt 3rd Gen Single Action Army SAA 44-40 7.5” Revolver 1978 W/ Box Vintage

SOLD FOR: $4,312.99

WOA#:  WY240209TL015

Make: Colt

Model: Single Action Army

Serial Number: SA92355

Year of Manufacture: 1978

Caliber: .44-40

Action Type: Single action

Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “Colt Single Action Army 44-40”, the top of the barrel is marked “COLT’S PT. F.A. MFG. CO. HARTFORD, CT. U.S.A.”, and the left side of the frame is marked “PAT.SEPT19.1871 JULY2,72 JAN,19,75”.

Barrel Length: 7.5”

Sights / Optics: This revolver has a blued blade front sight and a “gutter” type rear sight notch built into the frame.

Stock Configuration & Condition: This revolver comes with a set of ivory grip panels inset with a gold Rampant Colt medallion. The condition of the panels is excellent with only three minor discolored specks near the bottom of the panels.

Type of Finish: Royal Blue

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. In this writer’s opinion, this bore rates a 10/10.

Overall Condition: The overall condition of this revolver is excellent, this firearm retains 99% of its metal finish. There is one small scratch on the top of the barrel and a small line of wear at the wear point of the cylinder. The action is smooth and the cylinder lockup is solid.

Mechanics: The action functions as intended. We did not fire this handgun. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This revolver comes with a box along with a manual and assorted paperwork.

Our Assessment: The Colt Single Action Army (SAA), also known as the Colt Peacemaker, is one of the most iconic and storied firearms in American history. Introduced in 1873 by Colt’s Manufacturing Company, the SAA quickly became known as “The Gun That Won the West” due to its widespread adoption and use during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. It played a pivotal role in the American West, serving as the sidearm of choice for cowboys, lawmen, outlaws, and frontiersmen alike. Its introduction marked the transition from percussion revolvers to cartridge-firing handguns, offering greater firepower and ease of use in a rugged and reliable package. The SAA became synonymous with the era of westward expansion, frontier justice, and iconic figures such as Wyatt Earp, Bat Masterson, and Wild Bill Hickok.

Overall, the Colt Single Action Army is a legendary firearm that holds a special place in American history and culture. With its timeless design, historical significance, and enduring popularity, it continues to captivate enthusiasts and collectors alike as a true icon of the Wild West. -R.E.

Colt 3rd Gen Single Action Army SAA 44-40 7.5” Revolver 1978 W/ Box Vintage
Colt 3rd Gen Single Action Army SAA 44-40 7.5” Revolver 1978 W/ Box Vintage