All I can suggest is to close your eyes and click your heels together 3 times and say "I wish this gun was an original sheriff's model, I wish this gun was an original sheriff's model, I wish this gun was an original sheriff's model" and when you wake up you may be back in Kansas but that SAA ain't going to be an original sheriff's model Hugh!
I am not a collector, but it almost looks like there are wrench marks on the bbl.
It also looks like an inspectors mark in several places DFC, could be a reworked military gun?
It looks like the #s on the frame & triggerguard are different.
What are the bore & chambers like? With a 5 digit serial # it's a black powder era gun.
Hope a collector chimes in soon.
Thanks for sharing.
I was going bid on a similar gun as a phone bidder last week. It was a supposed 1888 model with no ejector. It was fitted a 4" barrel that had a tapped hole at the place on the barrel where the ejector housing is normally fashioned. Since there was no hole in the frame for the ejector one would surmise the barrel was not the original. In addition the barrel had absolutely no markings so it may or may not have been a Colt barrel. (maybe Uberti I figured maybe it could be had on the cheap so thought I would take a shot at it.
When the bidding started it went almost instantly to $1,000.00 so I said adios and hung up. I do not know what it actually brought. In my estimation your gun is at least as desirable as that one.
Someones fanciful idea of what he thought a Sheriffs mod. should be. Can you see the pipe wrench marks on the barrel? The DFC military markings on some parts,& the mixed serial numbers? Why would anyone think this thing was other than a parts gun put together? It's a darn shame some one thought an original military pistol should be transformed into something it never was. Nick
Come on guys,:bang_wall: some of you caught it and apparently some didn't. The posting was made with "tongue in cheek"! I know it is a converted military gun that someone in the past, maybe a "wanna be" gunfighter, or maybe a REAL gunfighter, modified to suit his own taste!
My highly UNeducated guess is that a real live living on the edge character thought he needed it for real, many years ago, and back then it was a cheap junker that he or someone else customized it and he likely carried it for real reason to him. In a way, all of us like unmolested guns but they might be less used than a cap pistol. This one has likely history of someone packing it for a perceived real need, good or bad. It likely has real history that unmolested safe queens don't.
I call it a "Spoonbill" like a spoonbill duck. Along with the type some were triggerless or had the trigger wired back and they called them "Slipguns". It`s sans front sight that also was a trademark of a slip gun. Don`t need a sight for handshaking distance that they were altered for across a card table.