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    SAA question? What have I got here?

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    I've started a dialogue with an individual regarding the possible purchase of this firearm. He has sent me a few photos. I'd like to share what info I have with you guys so that you might be able to help me with my due diligence. Thanks!
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    We need more pictures and details as to serial number and caliber. However, I can say that your revolver has a 4 3/4 " barrel, rubber grips that postdate the earlier eagle grips, and the cylinder release is the cross piece style that postdates the earlier screw release style.

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    I've asked for the ss# I was told that it's a 38-40...?saa2.jpg
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    Quote Originally Posted by taptap View Post
    I've asked for the ss# I was told that it's a 38-40...?
    That's the caliber. The serial number will be longer and on the bottom of the frame in front of the trigger guard and on the guard itself, among other places.

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    I missed your other thread in the Single Action Army section. That thread states you think you can get it for $1000. IF NO OTHER ISSUES and a first generation gun, you, sir, have stumbled upon a bargain!

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    The serial # is 194420. The gun has been in his family over 70 years. Supposedly out of California early 1900. He let a local pawn shop look at the gun today the price went up to 2k.
    It all works, the bore looks "good". At 2000 is it still worth a look?
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    Just looking at your two pictures, I will bet that pawn shop did not offer him anywhere near $2000
    for that gun. It would have been a bargain at $1000, but not at $2000.
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    Quote Originally Posted by saintclair View Post
    Just looking at your two pictures, I will bet that pawn shop did not offer him anywhere near $2000
    for that gun. It would have been a bargain at $1000, but not at $2000.
    I not sure that I agree with that, $2,000.00 could still be a good price. Lots of original blue, excellent stocks/grips (if original), good bore and solid action. If as described, and all matching, I think at 2 grand it'd still be a very good buy; I'd sure go for it at that price.

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    Update!

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    I ended up buying the gun, I wanted to share some better photos. After looking at some of the books I have here, I think I've got a "Pre-War / Early Smokeless" . BBook gives a detailed description on the transitioning of the knurling pattern on the hammer spur. The spur pattern on this gun is consistent with the serial # as is the lack of "VP" proof, indicating an early 1900 DOB. You can see a marking in a couple of my photos that I'm unable to find referenced. There's a "V" or possibly a "7" over the firing pin hole and another on the cylinder (3 o'clock in the photo). I don't know if these markings have any significance.

    The gate is numbered but that number doesn't seem to have any connection to the serial #, would this indicate swapped parts?

    The gun is in better condition than I expected it to be, still some case color and some original bluing. There's also so some pitting and I would guess there's been some "rust removal" over the years.
    The gun is tight and the timing is spot on. If I could find some ammo I wouldn't hesitate to fire it.
    I hit the five photo limit in this post but I'll put up a few more a bit later.
    I welcome any comments or corrections. If my thoughts are off the mark please let me know what you think.
    Very excited about this old gun, I can see how these could get under your skin!
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    The number on the loading gate is an assembly number and has no correlation to the serial number. There should be a matching ass. number on the frame under the TG (you have to pull the TG off to see it)
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