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  1. Need help for my friend

    Single Action Army
    I'm new to the site. Helping my elderly friend with his SAA. The revolver was purchased in 1961. He hasn't "fixed" or improved anything. The revolver is as it was purchased. Having read up on old SSA's here's what I know: Serial number- 3XXX with A marked by serial number by trigger guard. 7...
  2. Preserving A Piece of History

    Single Action Army
    Below is an 1873 Calvary SAA mfg in 1875 and it obviously looks that old, which I like. What I don't want is the rust that might progress over time, unless I do something to preserve the gun. Not looking for a new appearance, though Uberties are pretty. Like to knock off the rust that's there...
  3. 1873 Colt SAA ... In search of my brother from 1875

    Single Action Army
    Got a Calvary SAA from 1875, #16414, with a mismatched cylinder from the same year of mfg, cylinder #6590 (16590). Going on the hunch that the cylinder on my gun was swapped out, maybe during cleaning etc, a very long time ago (patina on cylinder matches rest of gun), I thought it would be great...
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