Colt SAA, Usfa SA, Std Mfg SA.
I have seen quite a few SAA's with shortened barrels over the last few months. I guess it is more common than I thought. The more I've seen it the more I began to wonder which is worse, a modified original barrel or a period correct short replacement. This is probably too deep of a thought, for me that is, but I believe that a replacement would hurt value more. My thinking is that original parts are always better for collectability and while the original barrel has been modified it should not hurt value as much as a replacement. Condition is the key, I know, but reading alot of the seasoned vets posts it would seem that replacement parts ( as in barrels, cylinders, TG or hammers ) don't seem to bother some and others greatly. I am interested in opinions on this for study purposes and would welcome your input as to why you believe one or the other to be better or worse. I'd hate to think I left a nice gun on the table for maybe the wrong reasons.