What other gun, of any type, is still made by the same manufacturer, in essentially the same form, after nearly 150 years? None that I am aware of. That, in and of itself, creates value in the currently made Colt SAA. Over that period of time there will be some variation in quality from time to time, but the Colt SAA has stood the test of time like no other firearm, ever. Uberti, Ruger and others build what are essentially copies of the Colt and they shoot just fine. None has Colts history.