1970 Nickel SAA at LGS
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    1970 Nickel SAA at LGS

    My FFL has this second generation nickel SAA in his shop. It's a 357, and he has it marked at $1,669. If anyone is interested, please PM me, and I will send you his contact information.




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    I think these in nickel are rather scarce in the short barrel. In '83 I bought a $189 S&W Kit Gun at a pawn shop but had to return it because it had been stolen. So they gave me $450 credit in the store. I chose a 2nd gen. SAA .357 just like this one (except plain wood grips) which was $450. I then lost a little $ by trading it straight across for my cherished '58 renickeled 7 1/2" .45. I sure liked that short nickel .357, though.
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    Is it just me or does this look refinished??
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    Quote Originally Posted by don62 View Post
    Is it just me or does this look refinished??
    I would bet it has been. Love those pearls, though. Wonder if they are real?

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    Definitely refinished, If it wasn't that would be a good price

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    Quote Originally Posted by phyllis1 View Post
    I would bet it has been. Love those pearls, though. Wonder if they are real?
    Real plastic!
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    Always interested in adding nice, original or interesting pre 1940 single actions to my private collection. Contact me via PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Revolver View Post
    Definitely refinished, If it wasn't that would be a good price


    I'll take another look at the gun later this week. It didn't look refinished in hand, although the photos make it look that way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by phyllis1 View Post
    I would bet it has been. Love those pearls, though. Wonder if they are real?
    Looks like mother-of-toilet seat grips to me.

    The front sight looks off to me too.

    Would 1970 make it a late 2nd gen gun? My local gun shop has a really nice early 3rd gen, nickel plated SAA in 45 Colt with 5 1/2" barrel for $300 more than the one you posted, it is all original and includes the box.
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    Hard to tell. Looks like pictures taken while under glass in display case. On right side, the parting line between frame and trigger guard looks rounded. On left side, the roll markings on the barrel looks blurred.

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    Looks bad to me. In pictures, it's renickled. I wouldn't go near it unless it was less than half that price. If a gun shop can figure out it's refinished, collectors shouldn't have a problem. You'd get a refinished second generation with grips you can throw in the trash. Larger here.

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