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IMG_1239.JPG At the Gene Autry Museum of the West, Los Angeles. There is a fabulous collection of Colt revolvers there.
 

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Hi There,

# S1??? Not a Colt serial #.
It was a "Sample" revolver manufactured just prior to the production
run of the SAA. I quote from "New Discoveries":

The first of these two to leave the Factory is the one taken
to the London Agency by General Franklin in mid-June 1872.
Its serial is "S" over "1". The S is believed to stand for sample.
It too is illustrated and the markings in the Book of Colt Firearms
by Sutherland and Wilson as well as in Colt Single Action Army
Revolvers and the London Agency
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Good Luck!
-Blue Chips-
Webb
 

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Also "Made in 1872" (not '73) so thanks Webb for giving us the info. They wouldn't let me shoot it so I had no idea of caliber. Still, it is beautiful.
 
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