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    SAA Model Numbers

    I was browsing through some old Colt Collector's Association newsletters and found a list of model numbers with some numbers that I don't believe I have ever seen before. It was in an article written by Don Wilkerson and appeared in the June 1984 issue. I have reprinted it here for the benefit of our members. Forgive me if this is redundant information.
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    P-1640 357 Magnum, 4 3/4 inch blue with eagle stocks
    P-1641 357 Magnum, 4 3/4 inch nickel with wood stocks
    P-1650 357 Magnum, 5 1/2 inch blue with eagle stocks
    P-1656 357 Magnum, 5 1/2 inch nickel with wood stocks
    P-1670 357 Magnum, 7 1/2 inch blue with eagle stocks
    P-1673 357 Magnum, 7 1/2 inch nickel with wood stocks
    P-1740 44 Special, 4 3/4 inch blue with eagle stocks
    P-1746 44 Special, 4 3/4 inch nickel with wood stocks
    P-1750 44 Special, 5 1/2 inch blue with eagle stocks
    P-1756 44 Special, 5 1/2 inch nickel with wood stocks
    P-1770 44 Special, 7 1/2 inch blue with eagle stocks
    P-1776 44 Special, 7 1/2 inch nickel with wood stocks
    P-1716 44 Special, 12 inch inch nickel with wood stocks
    P-1840 45 Colt, 4 3/4 inch blue with eagle stocks
    P-1841 45 Colt, 4 3/4 inch nickel with wood stocks
    P-1850 45 Colt, 5 1/2 inch blue with eagle stocks
    P-1856 45 Colt, 5 1/2 inch nickel with wood stocks
    P-1870 45 Colt, 7 1/2 inch blue with eagle stocks
    P-1876 45 Colt, 7 1/2 inch nickel with wood stocks
    P-1813 45 Colt, 12 inch blue with eagle stocks
    P-1816 45 Colt, 12 inch nickel with wood stocks
    P-1940 44-40, 4 3/4 inch blue with eagle stocks
    P-1970 44.40, 7 1/2 inch blue with eagle stocks


    Sheriff's Model
    P-1932 44-40, 3 inch blue with eagle stocks
    P-1933 44-40/44 Special, 3 inch nickel with wood stocks
    P-1934 44-40/44 Special, 3 inch Royal Blue with wood stocks


    New Frontier
    P-4671 357 Magnum, 7 1/2 inch nickel with wood stocks
    P-4570 44 Special, 5 1/5 inch Royal Blue with wood stocks
    P-4770 44 Special, 7 1/2 inch Royal Blue with wood stocks
    P-4840 45 Colt, 4 3/4 inch Royal Blue with wood stocks
    P-4850 45 Colt, 5 1/2 inch Royal Blue with wood stocks
    P-4870 45 Colt, 7 1/2 inch Royal Blue with wood stocks
    P-4940 44-40, 4 3/4 inch Royal Blue with wood stocks
    P-4970 44-40, 7 1/2 inch Royal Blue with wood stocks


    Revolvers with "Full Blue" Frames
    P-1640 FB 357 Magnum, 4 3/4 inch fluted cylinder with eagle stocks
    P-1650 FB 357 Magnum, 5 1/2 inch fluted cylinder with eagle stocks
    P-1740 FB 44 Special, 4 3/4 inch fluted cylinder with eagle stocks
    P-1750 FB 44 Special, 5 1/2 inch fluted cylinder with eagle stocks
    P-1770 FB 44 Special, 7 1/2 inch fluted cylinder with eagle stocks
    P-3840 45 Colt, 4 3/4 inch with both fluted and unfluted cylinders with eagle stocks
    (early to mid-1982)
    P-1840 FB 45 Colt, 4 3/4 inch fluted cylinder with eagle stocks (mid to late 1982 and later)
    P-1840 UB 45 Colt, 4 3/4 inch unfluted cylinder with eagle stocks (mid to late 1982 and later)
    P-1850 FB 45 Colt, 5 1/2 inch fluted cylinder with eagle stocks
    P-1850 UB 45 Colt, 5 1/2 inch unfluted cylinder with eagle stocks
    P-1871 45 Colt, 7 1/2 inch fluted cylinder with wood stocks (1977 to 1979)
    P-1870 FB 45 Colt, 7 1/2 inch fluted cylinder with wood stocks (1982 and later)
    P-1870 UB 45 Colt, 7 1/2 inch unfluted cylinder with wood stocks (1982 and later)
    P-1813 FB 45 Colt, 12 inch fluted cylinder with eagle stocks


    Miscellaneous Model Numbers
    P-1750 AA 44 Special, 5 1/2 inch blue with nickel cylinder
    P-1750 AB 44 Special, 5 1/2 inch blue with nickel cylinder with blue flutes
    P-1840 UC 45 Colt, 4 3/4 inch blue with unfluted cylinder
    P-1850 UC 45 Colt, 5 1/2 inch blue with unfluted cylinder

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    I guess the commemorative models don't really fall into any of these model number ranges.

    I have a P1840, a P1850, a P1876 and a P1870. Oh, and a nice 2nd generation 5.5" commemorative model that is a great shooter.

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    Thanks for the info, I've been looking for a list of SAA model numbers. Any list for the BP frames?

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    For SAA black powder frames, "2" would be the first numeral in the model designation.
    At least some commemorative guns also had model numbers. For example, the Right to Bear Arms Peacemaker .22 was model number G8270, the John Wayne New Frontier 22 was model number G8243 and the Kit Carson New Frontier 22 was G8275. The model numbers appeared on the label on the factory shipping carton. I've never seen a list of such numbers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buckspen View Post
    For SAA black powder frames, "2" would be the first numeral in the model designation.
    At least some commemorative guns also had model numbers. For example, the Right to Bear Arms Peacemaker .22 was model number G8270, the John Wayne New Frontier 22 was model number G8243 and the Kit Carson New Frontier 22 was G8275. The model numbers appeared on the label on the factory shipping carton. I've never seen a list of such numbers.

    - Buckspen
    Concur with Buckspen's description. My 3rd Gen SAA, Blackpowder Frame, 45 Colt, Blue/CCH, 5.5 Barrel = Model 2850
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buckspen View Post
    For SAA black powder frames, "2" would be the first numeral in the model designation.
    At least some commemorative guns also had model numbers. For example, the Right to Bear Arms Peacemaker .22 was model number G8270, the John Wayne New Frontier 22 was model number G8243 and the Kit Carson New Frontier 22 was G8275. The model numbers appeared on the label on the factory shipping carton. I've never seen a list of such numbers.

    - Buckspen
    I understand the 2 instead of 1 in the model number, but I was wondering if all the models, or if less than all, which of the various models were offered with BP frame.

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    The BP frame was available through Custom Shop for a number of years post 2000....and there are early/mid 80s guns that were BP frame from custom shop as well. Unfortunately, I don't know exactly which span of years they were available or not available. Not aware of any restrictions on the caliber or finish if BP frame was ordered.
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    Thanks, Buckspen, for posting the list. I find it most informative!

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    Bruce, That is great reference material!! I have added it to my SAA reference folder. Thanks!!

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    Adding a Z to the end denotes custom shop order


 
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