My least favorite SAA barrel length is 5 1/2". Except if it's a nickel .44 Special or maybe a .45. I guess I just watched my Gilbert Roland Cisco Kid DVD collection too many times. But I watched this .44 Special on G.B. and almost bid when it was $1,000. But since I know where one is about 1 1/2 hours from me, I passed. It looks like a well made early 80's gun. For some reason the rampant Colt's legs look short on the left frame. Maybe my imagination.