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    Newbie SAA 1st Gen 45 Inquiry

    Hi everybody I'm new here. My father passed away few years ago and I'm just going through some of his things and one was a first generation Colt SAA in 45. The SN is in the 11XXX area...It is U.S. Marked and has a longer barrel I thin 7.5". Upon examination, I found it interesting that it looks like where the hammer hits it would be a rimfire. Is this possible?

    Again I'm a Colt SAA somewhat newbie so any help would be most appreciated.
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    Not rimfire if it is US marked, but I guess someone could have converted it to rimfire. A rimfire hammer has a small ax-like firing pin; a centerfire has just the small round tip.
    Post some pictures if you can.

    BTW, a rimfire would be in 44 RF caliber.
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    A US-marked SAA should not be chambered for a rimfire cartridge. Can you post clear photos of the US stamp and the hammer in a cocked position?

    (Oops. Terry beat me to it.)

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    How do I add a pic?

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    Examples of rimfire hammers.32538722-D21D-474F-BCEE-9AE07D0B42B7.jpg If converted to rimfire the firing pin whole would be rectangular as opposed to circular for centerfire. Rimfires were serialized in a seperate range 1 - 1875 appx.
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    I'll be honest I'm stumped. It's just a regular pin. And I can't figure out how to post a picture. Perhaps this is just a Frankenstein.
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    I'm guessing you can't post pictures until you have some number of posts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kcordell View Post
    I'll be honest I'm stumped. It's just a regular pin. And I can't figure out how to post a picture. Perhaps this is just a Frankenstein.
    With a picture on your computer, here is how to proceed: Click "Reply", then push the "Go Advanced" Button. Type in your reply text and down below is a "Manage Attachments" button. Push that, push "Add Files" and navigate to find the picture file on your computer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bibbyman View Post
    I'm guessing you can't post pictures until you have some number of posts.
    There are no post count restrictions on posting pictures.
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    OK... I learned that you have to be on a PC to upload pictures. I put the pic on the 1st post above.

    Thanks for all your help getting me through this.
    Last edited by Kcordell; 03-26-2020 at 07:27 AM.


 
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