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    UPDATED 1st Generation Colt SAA Serial Numbers 1873-1940

    Here is a link to my list of 1st Generation Colt SAA revolvers owned by famous Old West lawmen, outlaws, gunfighters, soldiers, and other noteworthy people.

    UPDATED 10/20/2019

    http://www.swshana.com/Colt_SAA_SNs.pdf

    BE SURE TO REFRESH YOUR BROWSER TO ENSURE YOU HAVE THE LATEST EDITION.

    Rusty Edwards
    Last edited by Ruster; Today at 09:33 AM. Reason: Update

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    If you look at page 49, you'll see a SAA listed w/ SN 142743, That's mine !!
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    Thanks for the feedback! Several blog members have used my serial number list to discover interesting information about their Colt SAA revolvers. For example, Pittstate03 learned that his gun (SN: 117844) had been carried by hired gunman J. C. Johnson during the "Johnson County War" in Wyoming (1889-1893). During this conflict, a group of cattle barons employed several gunmen from Texas to kill and intimidate small ranch owners who they saw as a threat to their livelihood. Several people were murdered before the US Army was called in. They rounded up the gunman and confiscated their firearms. Pittstate03 learned that his Colt was documented as one of these guns.

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    Very nice, Rusty. Thank you for sharing.
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    Yes, Thank You!!!

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    Rusty that list you have is amazing. Do you have one as well for lever guns?

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    azcbpk9, thanks for the feedback! Sorry, I only maintain a list for 1st Generation Colt Single Action Revolvers.

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    No worries and thank you for the reply. I have a couple colts on your list and hoping to find a few more that are still hidden out there

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruster View Post
    Here is the link to the list of 1st Generation Colt SAA revolvers owned by famous lawmen, outlaws, and other noteworthy characters.

    http://www.swshana.com/gun_website/Colt_SAA_SNs.pdf

    NOTE: AFTER YOU'VE OPENED THE LIST, BE SURE TO REFRESH YOUR BROWSER TO ENSURE YOU HAVE THE LATEST UPDATE.

    New SNs added during the 5/1/2018 update.


    • 55096
    • 110935
    • 132407
    • 139970
    • 167520
    • 237809
    • 355626
    • 356015


    SNs added during the previous update.


    • 2717
    • 6298
    • 6310
    • 7047
    • 11088
    • 16369
    • 27187
    • 52166
    • 82483
    • 85949
    • 117089
    • 215281


    Your feedback is appreciated. Thank you!

    Rusty Edwards

    Hi Mr. Edwards,
    my name is Roland Vladut, SAA collector and gun dealer from Bucharest, Romania. I have 7pcs. 1st gen. Colts in my collection :
    1. .44-40 SN 64361 (1881) Barrel =7.5 inch
    2. .455 Eley SN 76682 (1882) nickel, barrel = 5.5 inch (London address)
    3. .45 c SN 165135 (1896) blue, barrel = 7.5 inch
    4. .45 c SN 173919 (1897) Blue, barrel = 4¾
    5. .44-40 SN 345862 (1923) Nickel, barrel=5.5 inch
    6. .32-30 SN 345416 (1923) blue, barrel= 7.5 inch
    7. .45c SN 7275 (1874) US Ainsworth inspected, blue, barrel=7.5, cylinder Nr. 8036

    Are the above-mentioned SAAs interesting for your list?

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    Roland:

    Thank you for contacting me from Romania through the Colt Forum. You have a wonderful collection of 1st Generation Colt Single Action Revolvers.

    The purpose of my list is to identify historic figures (outlaws, lawmen, gunfighters, soldiers, etc.) who owned a particular 1st Generation Colt Single Action Revolver. My intent is not to collect the names of ordinary people who happen to own one or more of these guns. I hope this makes sense.

    Rusty Edwards
    Last edited by Ruster; 05-06-2018 at 12:30 PM.


 
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