Did Colt ever produce SAA's with CCH hammers?
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    Did Colt ever produce SAA's with CCH hammers?

    Just wanted to ask any of you Single Action Army experts if Colt ever produced SAA's with Case Color Hardened hammers? All the ones I've seen come with polished hammers. This particular one for sale from a reputable on-line seller is advertising a Colt 3rd Gen circa 92' in original finish but picture shows the hammer is Case Color.....is this common?
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    1st generation guns had c.c. hammers unless nickel of course.
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    I would ask the dealer if the 3rd generation hammer was actually color case hardened. Sometimes a bright sided hammer may appear a darker color resembling a cch hammer in a photo. Although, it could be aftermarket cch or possibly factory.

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    Full blue 1st gens had blued hammers.
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    Standard production third gen SAA’s have polished sided hammers. I agree that many times a polished sided can appear case hardened in photos at certain angles to the light.
    However, back when colt custom shop was taking custom shop orders, one could order a case hardened hammer.
    It’s also not difficult to send off a hammer for case hardening at a fairly inexpensive price, so that could be the case as well.
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    I have 3 or 4 old 1st gen c/c hammers in my inventory that were made back in the 1880's that have never been in a gun,the case colors have aged & are very dark but still show colors,all w/bordered knurling.

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    I had all of mine cch'd - it 'makes' the piece.

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    All of my 1st generations, that were shipped blued and case colored, still show good color on the hammers.
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    Late 1st generation hammers were not case hardened. Some late 2nd and 3rd generation editions had case hardened hammers. My 1990 Heirloom 2 edition.
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    It does make the piece. Number one thing I wish Colt would do to the current production. Number two would be return to wide first gen cylinder flutes. Number three would be just the caliber stamp on the barrel - no SAA/single action army ahead of the caliber stamp.

    As already said, polished hammers were standard in 1992. Some limited edition guns from that era left the factory with case hardened hammers.


 
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