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    Just trying to learn..................

    I'm relatively new to the Colt SAA world. Just trying to learn so please be gentle...............

    My question centers on the famous '4-click' C-O-L-T action. I know this was the common action for Colt and Colt clones until the lawyers, as they always do, got involved and screwed everything up. My question is, what year did Colt stop using the 4-click action or do they continue to use it in the 3rd generation SAA's today???

    I've read quite a bit on the Colt SAA but I've not come across that information.

    Thanks for any info you can provide.
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    Yes indeed, Bob. Modern Colt SAA revolvers still have the C-O-L-T song when the hammer is cocked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by krag96 View Post
    Yes indeed, Bob. Modern Colt SAA revolvers still have the C-O-L-T song when the hammer is cocked.
    Thanks!!! I should have come here first!!
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    Aside from modern machining methods, some pressed in cylinder bushings, and a different barrel thread pitch, they're very much the same. I've had a third generation SAA, but prefer the ones made 1895-1915...particularly the (BISLEY MODEL).
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    Quote Originally Posted by krag96 View Post
    Aside from modern machining methods, some pressed in cylinder bushings, and a different barrel thread pitch, they're very much the same. I've had a third generation SAA, but prefer the ones made 1895-1915...particularly the (BISLEY MODEL).
    I agree. I prefer the 1st generation guns as well. My budget however prefers the 3rd generation..............

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    Quote Originally Posted by huskerbob View Post
    I agree. I prefer the 1st generation guns as well. My budget however prefers the 3rd generation..............
    For the price of a couple of thirds one can purchase a decent first.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikebiker View Post
    For the price of a couple of thirds one can purchase a decent first.
    Oh............my mistake. And all this time, I thought they were expensive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by huskerbob View Post
    Oh............my mistake. And all this time, I thought they were expensive.
    Now that's funny.

    By the way we are all still learning, I've been doing this for 45 years and learn every day, sometimes with my wallet.
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    What is the purpose of the 3rd click? The L?

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    The 3rd click starts the bolt making contact with the shovel end of the bolt notch just before the 4 th click locks it into the bolt. My command of the inglase may not be too clear,so I’ll take any assistance in my explanation from the experts ! I’m new to the SAA but I like the third generation from
    about 2004 thru about 2016. I like the removable cylinder bushing and the case colors on ones falling in these years are really nice IMHO. And yes the 2020 models still retain the original 4 clicks which is remarkable considering the litigious society we live in. Pete
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