Colt SAA - Long Flute
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Category: Colt Revolvers - Single Action Army - 1st. Gen - Colt Revolvers - Single Action
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Member Since: 1/23/13
Country: United States
Number of Active Listings: 4
Total Number of Listings: 25
Seller: Private Seller
Return Policy: 3 day inspection and return policy on used guns.
Return Policy - 3 day inspection, NON firing, Return Policy
Payment Types Accepted: Money Order
Offered for sale from my personal collection is a rare 1st Gen Colt SAA with the documented Long Flute configuation, in .45 cal with a beautiful 7 1/2" barrel. This SAA was shipped on July 23rd, 1914 to Montgomery Ward & Company, Chicago, Il. This one has actually been to the range with me several times and is a joy to shoot (although I recomend taking the MOP's off before shooting)! Excellent bore.
The barrel and ejector rod housing of this 1915-made revolver retain about 92% original bright blue with most of loss along the housing showing flaking to a pleasant gray-brown patina, light edge wear and some scattered areas of minor thinning along the barrel. The long flute cylinder retains about 80% original blue showing moderate high edge and operational wear toning to pewter gunmetal patina along with some very small spots of fine pinprick pitting and other light scratches. The backstrap and trigger guard retain about 85% original blue with the grip straps thinning to gray-brown patina, high edge wear and a few light dings along the edges of the trigger guard and base of the grip frame.
The hammer and frame show lovely case-hardened colors throughout, particularly bold in the more protected areas and showing some spots of very fine pinprick pitting scattered along the high edges and areas toning to a pleasant silvery case-hardened patina. The screw heads show some light slot wear, a few perhaps a bit more moderate but many otherwise show some nice fire blue and all markings remain crisp and clear including the Rampant Colt on the left side frame.
The revolver wears a set of un-numbered factory mother-of-pearl grips with brass Rampant Colt medallions that remain in very good plus condition, the only major blemish being a 1 1/8" triangular chip at the heel of the right panel along with a few scattered hairline cracks and handling marks. The serialized parts are matching, Solid timing and lock-up. A very fine example of these desirable revolvers made using leftover Model 1878 double action cylinders; only 1478 revolvers were produced utilizing these parts and they are rarely seen in such nice condition.
This Colt SAA can be shipped from my C&R/FFL to yours. C&R/FFL's with signatures can be sent via fax, e-mail or regular mail. ***NO SALES OR SHIPPING TO ALASKA OR HAWAII*** Many States have very restrictive gun laws. Be certain that you are allowed to own this gun in your area before you bid. Firearm will be shipped within 24 hours of C&R/FFL receipt and payment clearance. Shipping within the continental U.S. ONLY. I do NOT ship to Alaska or Hawaii. As a collector, I am not set up to accept credit cards.
There is a 3 day non-firing inspection period starting when it arrives. A return (minus shipping charges) will ONLY be accepted if the item is NOT AS DESCRIBED in this listing. I will not accept returns due to change of mind, buyer’s remorse, etc.
Model: SAA-Long Flute
Serial Number: 330,984
Barrel Length: 7 1/2
Stock: Mother of Pearl with Colt Medalions