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    Well after soaking over the weekend, I gave the...

    Well after soaking over the weekend, I gave the screws a try today. No dice. Looks like they might need to be drilled out. I’ll be leaving that to my friend. Hopefully we can squeeze out some time to...
  2. I spoke with a Colt sales rep early last year who...

    I spoke with a Colt sales rep early last year who said that Colt was ramping up production on SAA’s. After I talked to him, sure enough they started showing up. Not in great numbers, but they were...
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    Thanks everyone for the interest. My gunsmith...

    Thanks everyone for the interest. My gunsmith friend and I took a good look at it today and he doesn’t believe it’s been in a fire. With that, I feel comfortable moving forward with the project....
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    I’ve had a few people look at it and no one seems...

    I’ve had a few people look at it and no one seems to think it’s ever been in a fire. Just fell in to the wrong hands. The employee that purchased it for the LGS won’t be back until next week. When he...
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    Well I finally got a chance to pick up the gun...

    Well I finally got a chance to pick up the gun this evening. As you can see, the screws have seen better days.
    First thing to do will be give it a good soaking so we can get them out without...
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    Haha no worries there. I’ve got a couple other...

    Haha no worries there. I’ve got a couple other projects keeping me occupied right now so I’ll take my sweet time on this one.
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    I’ll be getting it today. I’ll try to post some...

    I’ll be getting it today. I’ll try to post some more pictures this evening. I was only considering parkerizing since I could get it done for free but I was never sold on the idea. After seeing a...
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    Well done! If I can get this one to look remotely...

    Well done! If I can get this one to look remotely close to that, I’ll be thrilled.

    In other news, I was checking out the 1st Gen Serial Number sticky at the top of the page. The serial on this...
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    I’ll see if I can get more of the back story...

    I’ll see if I can get more of the back story tomorrow. Not sure how to tell if it’s been in one or not. Either way I’ll have my gunsmith friend take another look at it.
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    Serial number is 214655. From what I can tell, it...

    Serial number is 214655. From what I can tell, it should be safe to shoot modern loads in it.
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    I hadn’t considered engraving...that’s a pretty...

    I hadn’t considered engraving...that’s a pretty interesting idea. And the thought had crossed my mind to change the caliber, but the extra barrel and cylinder are both in .45 as well. So if I wanted...
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    $150 is what they’re asking. The cylinder does...

    $150 is what they’re asking. The cylinder does look like its been refinished but I couldn’t tell what it was refinished with.
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    Thanks for all of the feedback so far. Like a...

    Thanks for all of the feedback so far. Like a couple of you have said, it’s hard not to have a soft spot for old projects. Here are a few more pictures. Looks like all of the markings except the...
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    I haven’t actually bought it, just kicking the...

    I haven’t actually bought it, just kicking the idea around. I already have a really nice 3rd gen so this one would just be used as a beater to carry when hunting, hiking, etc. And if I could gain...
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    Very Rough 1901 SAA

    Hey everyone, I stumbled on a very rough SAA .45 and wanted to get opinions on it’s value. All of the serial numbers match and date it to 1901. Everything on it looks correct and original for one of...
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    Sticky: I can't say for sure, but I just reserved a 4.75"...

    I can't say for sure, but I just reserved a 4.75" that my store just received this week that's several hundred numbers after that one. I'd say either late 2018 or 2019.
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