LNIB Colt Third 3rd Gen. Single Action Army SAA 7.5” .45 LC Nickel Revolver

SOLD FOR: $2,526

WOA#: WY240309GC015

Make: Colt’s PT. F.A. MFG. Co.

Model: Single Action Army, 3rd Generation

Serial Number: SA71341

Year of Manufacture: 1987

Caliber: .45 Colt

Action Type: Single Action Revolver with Side Loading Gate Cylinder

Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY .45”. The top of the barrel is marked “COLT’S PT. F. A. MFG. CO. HARTFORD CT. U.S.A.”. The left side of the frame is marked “Pat. Sept. 19, 1871 / July 2,72 Jan. 19,75” and with the “Rampant Colt” logo. The underside of the frame at the grip frame is marked “SA71341”. The left front of the trigger guard is marked with a “VP” in a triangle. The left side of each portion of the grip frame is marked “SA71341” under the grip. . The front face of the cylinder is marked “4”, “5”, “I”

Barrel Length: 7 1/2”

Sights / Optics: The front sight is a quarter round blade fixed to the barrel. The rear sight is a square groove in the top strap.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are Colt Ivory Grips with Rampant Colt Insignia Silver Medallions Inlaid. The “Schreger” or cross hatching lines in the end grain are strong. There is no appreciable wear or damage to the grips. The checkering is sharp. Overall, the grips are in Excellent condition.

Type of Finish: The revolver is Factory Nickeled with Colt Ivory Grips.

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no corrosion throughout the bore. In this writer’s opinion the bore rates 10/10. This gun seems to be little more than factory fired, in this writer’s opinion.

Overall Condition: This revolver retains about 99% of its current metal finish. The nickel finish is very strong and deep. There is no operation wear along the cylinder.  The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this revolver is in Excellent condition.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We did not fire this revolver. As with all previously owned firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This revolver comes in a lockable wooden Colt display box, neatly lined in green fletching from the factory. Included in the box is an envelope containing the key. The Box has some scratches here and there but thankfully the revolver has none.

Our Assessment:  The Single action army is Iconic in itself. Just glance at one and nostalgia drips to your memory hole. The elegance of the design and the pure strength invoked by wielding such an item can only be embodied by a few historic items. This is one of them. Step into the Past with this 1987 Colt Single Action Army Revolver.

Are you a fan of classic firearms? Do you appreciate the blend of history and craftsmanship? Then we have something special for you. Introducing this 1987 Colt Single Action Army Revolver is not just a firearm, it’s a piece of function art, a symbol of the Old West, and a testament to over a century of Colt’s gun-making mastery.

This particular model is a 3rd Generation revolver, a line that Colt started in the late 1970s, continuing the legacy of the “Peacemaker” just like my grandfather had. But what makes this piece stand out is its nickel finish. The nickel plating doesn’t just protect the gun from corrosion; it gives it a bright, mirror-like sheen that is sure to turn heads at the range.If you so choose to fire this functional masterpiece that gains value everyday.

But the real showstopper is the ivory grips. These grips aren’t just for show – they provide a comfortable and steady hold, ensuring that the gun feels as good as it looks. And of course, they add an undeniable touch of class and elegance.

This 1987 Colt Single Action Army Revolver isn’t just a firearm, it’s a conversation piece, a piece of Americana, and a tangible connection to the past. Whether you’re a collector, a cowboy action shooter, or just someone who appreciates fine guns, this revolver is a must-have.

So why wait? Add this beautiful 1987 Nickel Colt Single Action Army Revolver with ivory grips and display box, to your collection today. Experience first hand the blend of history, craftsmanship, and style that only Colt can offer.

Everyone should have a Colt Single Action Army, and this one is gorgeous. Manufactured in 1987, this is a “3rd Generation” SAA revolver and has clearly been cared for in the near  4 decades since.  Given its condition and original display box, this is going to be popular with collectors and would make a fine revolver to pass down through the generations. Please see our photos, good luck, and enjoy the auction- K.F.

LNIB Colt Third 3rd Gen. Single Action Army SAA 7.5” .45 LC Nickel Revolver
LNIB Colt Third 3rd Gen. Single Action Army SAA 7.5” .45 LC Nickel Revolver