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    Colt saa, original barrel and cylinder?

    Hallo all,
    I got a refinished 1 gen.colt sigle action army in 45Colt, s/n:128956 which I am not sure if it has the original barrel and cylinder.
    The barrel are markt with the adress on the top, 45Colt on the left side and a R.A.C under the cylinder pin.
    The cylinder are markt R.A.C on the back
    and 7 or L in front. The frame and triggerguard are markt with serialnr.
    The onepiece wooden grip is markt 13 under the backstrap, ejectorport are markt ?65. The frame has the two line pat.mark on the left side. There are no other markings on the gun.
    The barrel and cylinder are in very good shape internally.
    So is this original barrel and cylinder?

    New colt owner from Norway
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    Welcome to the Colt forum covey. Someone with the knowledge to answer your question will check in soon.

    Do you have a hammer, trigger and springs for your SAA?
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    Thanks.
    Hammer and trigger sendt to Mr Lanara for a notch job.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Micke View Post
    Thanks.
    Hammer and trigger sendt to Mr Lanara for a notch job.
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    You don't show the frame serial number or markings, so it's difficult to assess that and try and determine originality with regards to that.

    The barrel should not be marked .45 Colt. It should have a 4 digit serial number where you see the faked R.A.C. marking.

    The frame is obviously refinished, and the faker removed the 'U.S.' marking when refinishing, or it's a completely faked frame which never had a 'U.S.' to begin with.

    The chamfer of the cylinder is too abrupt for the period and probably did not originate from a Cavalry Model.

    The fit of the backstrap ears to the frame is poor.

    So, you have a parts gun. How much money do you have into it?
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    Serialnumber and barreladress
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    Could it be some thing like this? "John A. Kopec and H. Sterling Fenn, in their book Colt Cavalry & Artillery Revolvers…A Continuing Study, write about their study of a dozen Colt Artilleries with unserialized frames. Like this one, 10 of the 12 frames were not stamped with the typical Artillery “U.S.” mark, some had the 5-1/2 inch barrel marked “45 Colt” and were inspector marked “R.A.C.” under the barrel instead of serialized, and some also had unserialized cylinders with the “R.A.C.” mark stamped on the back. The conclusion was that these were some of the last U.S. martial Single Action Armies refurbished with the very last parts in 1903."
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    Those serial numbers don't look right. Too big and not the right font.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chaffee View Post
    Those serial numbers don't look right. Too big and not the right font.
    Right! Completely faked, and a poor attempt to do so.
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    A few late artillerys had the caliber stamping on the barrel but unfortunately I can see very little on this gun that is legitimate.

    Some devious character has tried to enhance the value by making it appear to be a artillery model. Never was a US on the frame and no, not a factory error.
    Serial numbers not even close to being correct.
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