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Very nice old Colt SAA. Congratulations and welcome to the Colt Forum from TN.
 

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Welcome to the forum Andrew. The 5 1/2" SAA chambered for .41 Colt is on my short list.
 

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Not sure if I should shoot it Andy, it's quite a valuable collectable and a pleasure to own and learn about the entire Colt history and ethos which is a fascinating learning experience on the American west of which I'm a big fan so no I haven't shot it and don't think I will, I'd rather a more recent less rarer one as a shooter.
 

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I do know of the very restricted gunlaws in Australia. How do you manage to own this very nice Colt SAA?? are you a member of a collector association? Do you have a colector permitt?

I do live in the Netherlands. I do have a collector permitt that tells that I can own the revolver but not shoot it. (aldo I am a sportshooter to and have a sportshootingpermitt to)

Greetings from a member with a double nationality. Dutch and Australian.

Do not shoot this nice Colt. It is a on the border of Nitro and Blackpowder. I think when you shoot nitro with it you blow this revolver up. Treassure it.
 

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I do know of the very restricted gunlaws in Australia. How do you manage to own this very nice Colt SAA?? are you a member of a collector association? Do you have a colector permitt?

I do live in the Netherlands. I do have a collector permitt that tells that I can own the revolver but not shoot it. (aldo I am a sportshooter to and have a sportshootingpermitt to)

Greetings from a member with a double nationality. Dutch and Australian.

Do not shoot this nice Colt. It is a on the border of Nitro and Blackpowder. I think when you shoot nitro with it you blow this revolver up. Treassure it.
Hi Thuer,

Could you please educate me about firearm collection laws in the Netherlands? Is it possible to register "modern" firearms like a Mauser Parabellum/P08, a Colt 1911 or simply an S&W New Century DA revolver?

I am from Spain and as you know firearm laws are really restrictive. Up to now the only way to own handguns being a civilian is to have a sports shooting license. This hard to get license that has to be renewed every three years at great expense of time and money allow the shooter to own just handgun and up to 100 rounds per year (more rounds can be bought at the range but it is a crime to take home a single round). More guns can be owned if the shooter get more expertise and competes in regional o national matches with high scores (ISSF rules). So a Second Class sport Shooting license allow the ownership of six firearms and first class licenses up to ten firearms. There is also a collector license. This license allow for ownership but not shooting,anyway up to know it was nearly is imposible to register any gun other than blackpowders.

A year ago, my brother and I (we work as editor contributors for several european gun magazines), were fundamentals to a positive change in the law. The collector license now allow the ownership of firearms (originals or reproduction) of any firearm with a manufacture patente dated before January 1st 1890. So, the Colt SAA as well as other fine firearms can be owned under the collector license. The positive feature of this license is that it is intended for a lifetime, however guns can not be fired any time, no ammo can be bought for the guns. The firearms have to be stored in an approved gun safe and can not be taken out of home for any reason.

Regards from Utah, USA

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Congratulations for the new .41 Colt SAA!
 

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I do know of the very restricted gunlaws in Australia. How do you manage to own this very nice Colt SAA?? are you a member of a collector association? Do you have a colector permitt?

I do live in the Netherlands. I do have a collector permitt that tells that I can own the revolver but not shoot it. (aldo I am a sportshooter to and have a sportshootingpermitt to)

Greetings from a member with a double nationality. Dutch and Australian.

Do not shoot this nice Colt. It is a on the border of Nitro and Blackpowder. I think when you shoot nitro with it you blow this revolver up. Treassure it.

Sorry for late reply Thuer,

Yes we have to have licenses to own any type of gun whether it's a BB gun or not, I actually went through all the hoops and whistles to pursue my extensive antique and vintage Toy Cap Gun collecting which here they are deemed replicas and need to be licensed! crazy but true, the law claims that any type of imitation can be used in a hold up, so as I had to acquire a special Collectors license for the toy guns, so I might as well start collecting real guns as they require the same permits.

Funny some of the toy guns from the 1940's mint and non cap fired are far more valuable that the real ones, true! but now the Colt bug has bitten me and this is were I'm going as a lot of Colt's made it down under during our colonial days, there's even a book written which I've just ordered 'Colts Down Under' referred to me by another Aussie forum member Tony56.
 

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Do not shoot this nice Colt. It is a on the border of Nitro and Blackpowder. I think when you shoot nitro with it you blow this revolver up. Treassure it.
It is actually fine to shoot this Colt with modern smokeless powder, as it dates to 1901. Further proof that it is okay to shoot, is that the transverse pin is evident, as opposed to the screw that was present in the old black powder revolvers. I have read that this transition occurred in 1896, at around serial number 165,000.
 

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Don't want to start anything but were it mine, I wouldn't shoot smokeless unless there was a verified proof mark on the triggerguard bow. Why take a chance!
 
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