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    2nd Generation SAA .44 Special

    OK guys, tell me about the second generation SAA .44 special, I think I've got one. Seller says it's from 1959, SN2822XSA


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    OK here goes: the 2nd Generation SAA in .44 Special was produced in two barrel lengths (5 1/2" and 7 12") and two finishes (blued/CC and Nickel) The .44 Special was introduced in the 2nd Generation SAA in 1958. The production breakdown is as follows:

    *1129 blued/CC with 5 1/2" barrel
    *124 Nickel with 5 1/2" barrel
    *763 blued/CC with 7 1/2" barrel
    *55 Nickel with 7 1/2" barrel

    NOTE-- The 2nd Generation New Frontier in .44 Special was produced in small numbers. There were 118 with 5 12" barrel and 134 with the 7 1/2" barrel.

    The above noted information was gleaned from Mr Don Wilkerson's excellent books on the 2nd Generation SAA and New Frontier.

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    Colors look right as do the grips. Does it have the horse on the back of the cylinder along with a 44 stamp?
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    I have owned quite a few of the 2nd gen SAA's in 44 special and yours appears to be correct. In fact, one that I sold a couple years ago was in that same SN range.

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    I can tell you something else...

    When you are ready to sell it, I'm first in line to buy it !!

    Nice Score Sir !!

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    Is that a cigar you're using to prop it up in the pics? LOL!
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    Thought the same thing SD...



    Now that's Class !!

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    I will have to look for the horse on the cylinder. Yep, that's a Rocky Patel Royal Vintage prop. I have no desire to sell it. Thank you all! I just looked at my receipt for this gun I couldn't remember how much I paid for it. I think maybe $1740.00 was not too much.
    Last edited by bearcat6; 09-25-2019 at 09:03 PM.
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    Nice Colt, good price.
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    Great gun and even better price. Your fortunate it is an early '59 issue. It's a bit more rare than the figures above might indicate.

    It has a full height hammer with fixed conical pin (same as late 1st gen) used 1955 thru mid-1959. The last half of 1959 it was replaced by the 'round top' short hammer, sometimes called the fast draw hammer which was used thru 1971.

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