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  1. The Lounge
    Hope this is the correct forum, I'm thinking primarily SAA but applies to all. I had always assumed roll marks and such were applied before case hardening. What makes sense to me is to machine the frame, cut threads and holes, etc., fit BS & TG, fit and polish, and then disassemble, stamp SN...
  2. Single Action Army
    I got this 1889 Colt SAA in a lucky trade recently. It is chambered in 38-40, and it's my first SAA. The positive qualities: it is still functional with original parts, and it can be fired. Also, there is minimal pitting, which I would imagine is great for a 132 year old gun. The negative...
  3. Single Action Army
    I have what I think is a third generation SAA, .45 given as a gift at least 20 years ago. Serial number front of the trigger guard is MDM002. I don't find any other serial numbers anywhere (cylinder, under grip, barrel etc). number does not seem to match any on file at Colt. Help please??
  4. Single Action Army
    I am new to forum and a new owner of a frontier six made in 1881. It is chambered in 44-40. I tried to load it today and the rounds wouldn’t go in. They got stuck about half way in. I took out the chamber and they fell right in. It looked like as I put the chamber pin all the way in it moves the...
  5. Single Action Army
    I just added a new 7 1/2" Cavalry Model recently. Was lucky to find it at a gun store locally on the shelf. The last one I ordered took almost a year to get. I am hoping to add a second generation gun to this mix shortly. I have shot them all and think there is something special about this...
  6. Single Action Army
    I'm curious what a nickel SAA in .44 might have cost new in the mid 90s... Anybody recall (ballpark is fine)?
  7. Single Action Army
    Hello, I was wondering if anybody has any idea of the value of this gun? I have a Colt letter coming. I had it listed for sale on GB and GA and GI but pulled it off. Do you know anything about the gun? Thanks for any help.
  8. Single Action Army
    Hello, I read some people cut the bolt front ledge so that the bolt goes deeper into the cylinder notches... Now, I am thinking that if that ledge is there, it's for a reason... What is it? I suspect it should not be done, correct or ok? My issue is that my bolt starts retracting pretty late...
  9. Single Action Army
    Hello all. I just joined this forum and apologize if this has already been discussed in another thread. I picked up a 1998 SAA P1850G(4), 5 1/2" 45 Colt. I noticed however that the left side of the frame is bare, no roll mark or rampant colt. The barrel is stamped correctly but other than the...
  10. Single Action Army
    Hi all, new member longtime Colt owner, I purchased a 3rd gen sheriff's model that had 'never been fired' - which looked to be in good condition until I borescopes it. I am very concerned about some rough marks that I am not sure are actually machining marks, but am afraid they might make the...
  11. Single Action Army
    Hello. This video is unlisted... I would like you guy's opinion on my timing efforts. Thank you. Gil.
  12. Colt Revolvers
    New to the forum Thank you in advance for help and input. I recently acquired what I'm pretty sure is a Colt SAA .45LC mfg 1886 from the serial number. The grips have been replaced with cheap ones and I believe the gun has been re nickeled. The nickel is covering any identifying marks other than...
  13. Single Action Army
    I wanted more of a shooter than a safe queen, so I finally pulled the trigger on this Single Action Army. What do you guys think of this piece? Thanks! Gil.
  14. Single Action Army
    Hello,You guy's opinion would be greatly appreciated. I have this Single Action Army on hold...Sorry, some photos aren't very good.Thank you! Gil.
  15. Single Action Army
    Thought I would start a thread to share those SASS combinations we all love to shoot. Top is a Marlin 94 in 38-40. I shoot two top pistols in 41 Colt, one is marked 41 Colt the other is a 38-40 with a 41 Colt cylinder. Very accurate at cowboy ranges. The lower Bisleys are 38-40s. Love only...
  16. Colt-Smithing
    Sent my 1880 Six Shooter to Jim Martin and he suggested I post a photo of my broken mainspring (possibly the original) because it's not properly ground. Any DIY mainspring DIYers out there are urged to fair the sides and surface properly so as to prevent the ridges that create weak points (I...
  17. Single Action Army
    I have read some stories on how there are a couple of smoothbore SAA's supposedly used in the Wild West shows. When I started thinking about this, how would these guns have been used? I assume they fired .45 shotshells through 'em, but wouldn't that be somewhat "cheating" since its much easier...
  18. Single Action Army
    I realize there is a ton of information missing and not much information picture wise but I saw this in the local trading forum and thought I would bring it to you all's attention. https://www.theoutdoorstrader.com/threads/1st-gen-pinch-frame-colt-saa-serial-71.1359806/
  19. Colt-Smithing
    I have recently came into a Armi Jager manufacture, Dakota 357 mag revolver. It is in good shape finish wise and I only paid $100 for it. The catch is that the base pin was missing. I have searched to no avail to find a replacement, everyone that sold them is out stock. Are there any other...
  20. 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...
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