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    Newbie Second Question on SAA 1st Gen

    Another interesting SAA... again I am a newbie on COLT SAA... have alot to learn but that is why I am here...

    So, for this SAA SN 75XXX, is there a way to confirm this was sent with this length of barrel or was it cut sometime along the way. It is 100% matching that I can tell and it's been in my family's possession for atleast 50 years, maybe longer.

    Again, I am here to learn...not looking to sell anything...

    Thanks in advance.
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    I would say that is not the original barrel due to the frame showing where the ejector housing was cut off. The front sight is not correct for a 75XXX SAA. HTH.
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    If you could post a picture of the contour of the front of the frame, that would help. There were two different contours that Colt used for these ejectorless SAA's
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    Thanks for your help and sharing your knowledge. I hope this view is what your looking for.
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    If a made up gun, someone did a darn nice job of grinding off the ejector housing seat. As Keith said sight is not correct for that serial range.
    Serial # 77370 is the lowest recorded sheriff's model. You need a Colt historical letter on this one as, if authentic, it's a very valuable gun! BTW, grips not correct for serial range either.
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    Thanks! I have never sent for a Colt Historical Letter so would have to investigate.. If this board agrees this is a possiblity of being partially or fully authentic I would invest in a letter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kcordell View Post
    Thanks for your help and sharing your knowledge. I hope this view is what your looking for.
    Well, it certainly looks good in this photo. It would be a $100 gamble with Colt Archives. It may letter as an ejectorless model (you win), or not letter at all (no record available) and you won't know anymore than you do now. If I am reading Kopec's "Study" correctly these first ejectorless frames were forged as such. Later they took standard frames and milled off the ejector housing boss. If, using a magnifying glass, you can detect no signs of filing or cutting, on either side, it may be worth the gamble.
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    I wouldn't get my hopes up too much that it was shipped as an ejectorless.

    1. Earlier serial number than first recorded ejectorless models.
    2. Front sight with a profile from a post 1911 or so produced single action.
    3. The fluted frame doesn't look symetrical to me.
    4. It's been worn/buffed and colorized with some browning or cold blue.
    5. Should have 1 pc walnut grips in the serial number range.

    Lots to overcome but hope springs eternal they say!
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    I tried to enhance the photo a bit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coltsixguns View Post
    I wouldn't get my hopes up too much that it was shipped as an ejectorless.

    1. Earlier serial number than first recorded ejectorless models.
    2. Front sight with a profile from a post 1911 or so produced single action.
    3. The fluted frame doesn't look symetrical to me.
    4. It's been worn/buffed and colorized with some browning or cold blue.
    5. Should have 1 pc walnut grips in the serial number range.

    Lots to overcome but hope springs eternal they say!

    Thanks for your thoughts. Sorry, I am not a photography expert wish I could do better. I cannot argue 1, 2 (as I will have to defer to your knowledge) and 5. #3, must be a bad picture but to me, it does look extremely symmetrical. #4 Agree it has some wear, which is plausible but I may argue the cold blue...maybe...not sure. Again, its been in my family for quite a while and if it was, it was done over 50 years ago... wish dad was still here so I could ask him what he knows about it.

    Very appreciative of your response.... thank you!


 
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