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This is a very late 2nd generation nickel .45. Do any of you know what these stamps mean? The gun doesn't look at all modified/redone--the front of the cylinder is stamped 222 which is no part of the serial number also, but has the rampant Colt stamp on the rear face. The grips are correct. Came in a correctly marked original woodgrain box with papers.

Could these late 2nd gen guns have been put together with parts at the factory? Serial Number is 663XXSA.


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Hi Tim,

By the looks of it you have a parts gun some one made up. The trigger guard is off a NRA Comm. from 1971. The made 5001 of them. Your trigger guard looks to be NRA4171. I have NRA2021. Your back strap is another number altogether XXXXXSA? It could be 66360SA. Does you paper work serial number match your SAA you frame's number?

My guess is it is a parts gun some one built. But you could always get a Colt letter and see how it came from the factory to know for sure..
 

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Hi Tim,

By the looks of it you have a parts gun some one made up. The trigger guard is off a NRA Comm. from 1971. The made 5001 of them. Your trigger guard looks to be NRA4171. I have NRA2021. Your back strap is another number altogether XXXXXSA? It could be 66360SA. Does you paper work serial number match your SAA you frame's number?

My guess is it is a parts gun some one built. But you could always get a Colt letter and see how it came from the factory to know for sure..
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you have a very serious colt there.
does the serial number happen to be 66329SA and is it a 7.5 " barrel , nickel finish ??? is the cylinder beveled ?,
is the caliber line on the opposite side of normal place it should be ? are the wood stocks numbered 296 ?

if you answered yes to the above you have a very Rare / scarce 2nd gen SAA . if that is the one then it shipped on 4/10/1974

hope it is new or like new and the original box to boot , WOW !!!!!
colt put this SAA together ( factory ) , not a parts gun from Bubba

PS , more pics are due / required :) let us see it all, box too
 

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you have a very serious colt there.
does the serial number happen to be 66329SA and is it a 7.5 " barrel , nickel finish ??? is the cylinder beveled ?,
is the caliber line on the opposite side of normal place it should be ? are the wood stocks numbered 296 ?

if you answered yes to the above you have a very Rare / scarce 2nd gen SAA . if that is the one then it shipped on 4/10/1974

hope it is new or like new and the original box to boot , WOW !!!!!
colt put this SAA together ( factory ) , not a parts gun from Bubba

PS , more pics are due / required :) let us see it all, box too
I too want to know more about this one. Especially since it's a birth year gun and that year Colt didn't make a whole lot. Still searching for one
 

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you guys need to look at Don Wilkerson book , Colt Single Action Revolvers
Handbook 1955-1975 (red cover with someone holding a SAA with the hammer cocked back.
that gun in particular with the OP is the gun featured in the book with it being pictured on page 71-72 ,and a couple of paragraphs describing the actual pistol . BlackAgnes ( TIM) hit a grand slam by purchasing that gun , I have already talked to Tim
a new in box plus its featured in a Book by the renowned Don Wilkerson = pay dirt all day long.

I also have one that is almost or is as rare/scarce as this one from the OP. I believe his were only 7 made like that one, and mine with colt letter states that only 3 were made in my configuration. mine is new but no box , he has a box and paper work .

eagleeye, Tell us more about what you know about the gun you described.
 

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IMG_0916.jpg IMG_0916.jpg by the way BlackAgnes ( Tim ) told me he was going to post some pictures of his recent purchase , but just to wet your whistle here is mine IMG_0461.jpeg IMG_0466.jpeg IMG_0466.jpeg

notice the colt 45 on right hand side of barrel and bevel cylinder.

I cant wait until OP post his pics :p:p:p:p
don't know why its double posting pics . sorry !
 

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View attachment 651595 View attachment 651595 by the way BlackAgnes ( Tim ) told me he was going to post some pictures of his recent purchase , but just to wet your whistle here is mine View attachment 651581 View attachment 651583 View attachment 651583

notice the colt 45 on right hand side of barrel and bevel cylinder.

I cant wait until OP post his pics :p:p:p:p
don't know why its double posting pics . sorry !
Could the beveled cylinder be a left over from the Centennial series since it has a horse stamped on it? I say that assuming the 2nd generation Centennial HAD a rampant Colt on the cylinder which might not be the case. If not, what's the explanation for the bevels, which I think are a great touch by the way?
EDIT: OOPS! Can't be a Centennial cylinder since I think they came out in '75, didn't they?
 

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Wilkerson states that they were in fact , the barrels , trigger guards, & backstraps are left over from the NRA commemorative from 1971 and the bevel cylinders in 45 caliber from the Peacemaker Centennials series of 1973
Could the beveled cylinder be a left over from the Centennial series since it has a horse stamped on it? I say that assuming the 2nd generation Centennial HAD a rampant Colt on the cylinder which might not be the case. If not, what's the explanation for the bevels, which I think are a great touch by the way?
EDIT: OOPS! Can't be a Centennial cylinder since I think they came out in '75, didn't they?
 

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Being a commemorative left over barrel would explain the Colt SAA marking on the right side of the barrel as the left would have had whatever on it.
 

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A great find. Knowledge is king! I would never have purchased the gun since I did not have the knowledge that eagleeye had/has.
Eagleeye, thanks for sharing with us!!
 

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Buying one of these 'assembled from parts' SAA's is only attractive as a way to make a profit by selling to a collector who wants to own every variety of 2nd gen SAA's.
By that same logic, I am probably a person who would not have wanted one of those "upside down" airplane stamps when the Post Office sold them.

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