Talo Exclusive Colt The Long Branch Single Action Army SAA Revolver, 2015

SOLD FOR: $3,132

WOA#: WY240213MC003

Make: Colt

Model: Talo Distributor Exclusive “The Long Branch”, Single Action Army, 3rd Generation One of 300

Serial Number: LBC203

Year of Manufacture: 2015-2016

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 “LBC203”. The left side of each portion of the grip frame is marked “203” under the grip. The left rear of the trigger guard is marked with a “Y”, the front with “VP” in a triangle. The rear of the loading gate is marked “203”.

Barrel Length: 4.75”

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 two-piece factory fitted walnut panels with Colt Medallions at their tops. The grips show no handling wear. There are no chips or cracks. Overall, the grips are in Excellent condition.

Type of Finish: Full Exhibition Grade Polishing and High Luster Nickel Plating with Fire Blue Frame Screws.

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bore is mirror bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore. This revolver is unfired.  In this writer’s opinion the bore rates 10/10.

Overall Condition: This revolver retains about 99% of its metal finish. There is a spot of minor imperfections on the right-rear of the trigger guard. Otherwise, there are only light handling marks. The screw heads range from sharp to lightly tool marked with strong slots. The markings are clear. Overall, this revolver is in Excellent condition.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly and smoothly. This revolver’s cylinder has a removable bushing. The lockup produces very little play on all six chambers. The trigger is crisp. We did not fire this revolver. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories:  This revolver comes with its factory box, owner’s manuals, factory handouts, chamber lock and keys, gun sleeve, and box sleeve.  It is worth noting that many labels and serial numbers on the boxes and posters for this series had issues from factory.  The serial on the box does match the pistol but the other parts of the label do not completely match like the finish. Please see photos.

Our Assessment: This Talo Distributor Exclusive “The Long Branch” Colt Single Action Army, 3rd Generation, number 203 of 300, is not merely a firearm; it’s a piece of Americana, a tangible echo of tales spun in the smoky air of the most renowned saloon of Dodge City, KS, in 1878. This revolver is a tribute to the era’s spirit, where legends like Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday, and the Masterson brothers etched their names into the annals of history, often with the Colt SAA in hand. It boasts Full Exhibition Grade Polishing and High Luster Nickel Plating that shimmer with the promise of frontier justice, while Fire Blue Frame Screws add a touch of the exquisite to its rugged demeanor. The 4.75″ barrel, a classic length that balanced speed and accuracy in many a gunfight, further cements its status as a collector’s dream. “The Long Branch” edition captures the essence of the most sophisticated saloon of its time, offering a window into a past where the Colt SAA was a trusted companion in the lawless, vibrant heart of the West. This revolver, in its limited edition glory, invites its holder to grasp not just the finely crafted steel but the very soul of the American frontier, making it an unparalleled piece in both craftsmanship and historical significance.  Please see our photos and good luck on your bid! – L.S.

Talo Exclusive Colt The Long Branch Single Action Army SAA Revolver, 2015
Talo Exclusive Colt The Long Branch Single Action Army SAA Revolver, 2015