What kind of caliber is a Colt SAA?
Colt SAAs made in the 1st Generation as .38 WCF (.38-40) or as .41 Colt received the same barrels. Duke has never seen a sample of either caliber that did not have a little .41 stamped under the barrel. After decades of shooting and experimenting with scores of Colt SAA revolvers I’ve had my fill of it.
When did colt start making the 2nd generation SAA?
Colt began making the SAA again in 1956, with serial numbers ending in SA. These guns are known as 2nd Generation, and I believe they are the best of the Single Action Army revolvers, an opinion that is shared by many.
How many Eleys are in a Colt SAA?
Research has shown the Colt SAA (Single Action Army) has been chambered for about 30 cartridges ranging from .22 to .476 Eley during its on-again/off-again 138 year history. That said, only eight of those 30 have been made in large enough numbers to be significant.
Which is the 3rd generation Colt Single Action Army?
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There was also a New Frontier version featuring a flattop frame and an adjustable rear sight, as well as a case-hardened frame and blued barrel. Only a few of the 36 calibers the Colt SAA was once offered in were continued. The 2nd Generation guns are chambered to .38 Special, .357 Magnum, .44 Special or .45 Colt.
What’s the value of a Colt 38 Special?
The new value of a COLT 38 SPECIAL pistol has risen $441.98 dollars over the past 12 months to a price of $1,437.51 . The used value of a COLT 38 SPECIAL pistol has risen $225.92 dollars over the past 12 months to a price of $1,088.98 .
When did the second generation Colt SaaS come out?
Interestingly, in 1st Generation production, only 25 had been made as .38 S&W Specials with another 82 made as .38 Colt Specials. Those were merely different names for the same cartridge. 2nd Generation SAAs. Collector’s call it the “Stagecoach box.” In 1958 Colt added .44 Special to the list, with .357 Magnum coming along in 1960.
How old is the Colt Single Action Army?
The Colt Single Action Army has been produced for 135 years and continues. Top to bottom: 1st generation or pre-World War II, 1956-era 2nd generation and 3rd generation. Brian prefers the quality, fit and finish of prewar guns. The Colt Single Action Army revolver is the most recognized, famous and collectible handgun of all time.