Trying to help a good friend of mine out, one of my best friends. My good friend whom is much older than me picked this up awhile back. He mainly collects 1st gen SAA's. He wanted me to post pics and ask you guy's expertise on it. Appears to be a Colt 1878 in 44 Colt, yes 44 Colt, at first glance, but there are some slight differences. He is hoping it actually came out of the Colt factory, but I told him not to get his hopes up. I hope I can give him some good news. He said no matter what he was happy with it, but he had never seen a copy anywhere near this quality. Of course he knows Much more about these than I do, but most do because I know absolutely NOTHING about 1878s lol. Notice the address line on top looks good, but notice how it starts with Col's instead of Colt's. This was the very first thing I noticed when he showed it to me. Sorry for the poor photos, but it was last minute at the end of the gun show when everybody was leaving so I had to work fast. We forgot about it and I was trying to get them took FAST for him before everybody had to leave. It has a proof mark on the barrel and the frame where they meet which I had an exceptionally poor pic of it. Whats weird is the guy at the gunshow who is suppose to be one of the 2 most knowledgeable there (most consider him the most knowledgeable) didn't even notice anything different with it??? What are your opinions? What is it? Where was it made? Thanks Guys.