And this is why the 4th Gen idea is a terrible idea IMO.
Originally Posted by GCuster
Not to mention the fact it is easy to change a 3rd Gen gun to a removeable bushing simply by adding a new 3rd Gen cylinder and fitting a bushing or having the cylinder bored out for a bushing. The rest of the gun is simply a 3rd Gen gun for better or worse no matter what bushing is in the gun.
Serial number at the beginning of the year.
1978 90500SA - 99999SA - SA01001
1986 Not Available - Factory Strike
1988 SA71464 - SA72269 SA90136 - SA94433
1990 Not Available Most from existing frames.
1991 SA94673 9mm and Birdshead grip frame introduced. New Blue Box with White Shell introduced.
1992 SA96588 Long Flute Cylinders introduced.
1993 SA99879 - SA99999 "SA changed to "SxxxxxA".
S02001A - S07005A .38-40 introduced.
1994 S07006A Screwless frame introduced.
1999 S26457A Cylinders with removable bushing re-introduced.
FT00001 Colt Cowboy introduced.
2003 S34000A .38 special reintroduced (S34600A). 2nd Gen. removable bushing re-introduced.
2004 S34500A Late December Shipments of re-intrtoduced .32/20
2007 S42900A & S53000A (out of sequence due to two different vendors for frames)
2008 S48100A & S57300A (out of sequence continues)Etched Panel re-introduced on .44-40.
2009 S48300A & S57300A
2010 S49000A & S64000A (out of sequence continues)Nickel Plated .44-40 etched panel introduced)
2011 S48000A and S65000A (out of sequence con't.) 175th Anniversary SAA produced in 3 barrel lengths)
NF20000 (New Frontier production resumes)
2012 S66200A (7 1/2" 175th Anniversary SAA's production concludes)