Does anyone know if the custom shop is taking any new orders for the SAA? I think I read somewhere that they had stopped a while back.
That's almost hard to believe -- that they would abandon such a classic. If the part about only one guyWord is only one employee is left that builds them and he is retiring in January.
But you really don't know what they are doing in my opinion because you don't hear the entire story. Colt may have a big SAA order they are doing and won't accept more orders. They seem to have no trouble when it comes to a lot of guns in one order.
Just from what has been said in other threads, Colt has made up special orders while normal orders are put way back. A prime example was the hateful8 guns an actor had made. Bet Colt made a good profit on that order and far better than a stock gun. I also believe Colt ships overseas so just because you don't see them it doesn't mean they are not making them.I have no idea where that big order is going or who placed it, because the SAA is just not hitting the streets in any kind of numbers. Nor, has it ever hit the streets in large numbers. The SAA, I predict is never coming back in any big numbers and the special order is done for. Just my two cents and observation.
I guess the point is that the general public has no access to the custom shop unless you want your 1911 tuned and upgraded. And we certainly don’t have access to custom SAAs through the custom shop any more. Any celebrity can have anything made at a price. We were discussing whether the custom shop was taking orders from us, and the answer is no they are not. No one said they aren’t making them, just that you or I can’t have a custom one made for us anymore, for the forseable future. Sure some guns are reaching the public but by way of online auctions. The day of walking into a gun shop and buying off the shelf are gone, and obviously for the guy on the street ordering one just ain’t an option anymore.Just from what has been said in other threads, Colt has made up special orders while normal orders are put way back. A prime example was the hateful8 guns an actor had made. Bet Colt made a good profit on that order and far better than a stock gun. I also believe Colt ships overseas so just because you don't see them it doesn't mean they are not making them.
Did you ever see the pictures of Sadam Colts? He had some great Colts.
Speaking of SAA prices, what might a CustomShop -produced 2d or 3d Gen, NIB SAA in 45Colt, bright nickel, 4 3/4", with original Ivory or Pearl grips go for?You can see the demand for a good SAA by the prices folks are paying for USFA guns, high dollars for a good copy. .