Anyone care to guess at value on this one today? $7500 seems high for 25 years ago. ?? But looks to be a really clean original gun from the photo
To be honest with you, that's what rips me about new SAA production. Every "feature" was there for a reason. As parts became obsolete or improvements were engineered, the basic composition of the SAA changed. For example, the black frame revolver became improved with the cross pin, the acid etched panel was replaced by more durable roll stamping, the long flute model only came about due to the desire to use up just under 1500 cylinders left over from the discontinued Model 1878. So, too, should current production reflect "that which makes most sense" in today's market. You didn't order your choice of frame, barrel markings, cylinder, etc., back in the day. It seems very artificial. Instead, you want a black frame, etched panel, long fluted gun with a 12" barrel. Yeah, we can do that!Sweet Colt! For the life of me I can't figure out why Colt doesn't include some of those early features on current production. Small and subtle but the net effect is so much more pleasing.