Project Description

This is a 47% scale Colt single action army “Flat Top Target Model” revolver.  This started out life as a standard Uberti SAA with 7 1/2″ barrel, blue & case colored finish, and one piece walnut grip.  Master gunsmith Terry Farrand of Minnesota cut off the top strap, machined a flat top target top strap from bar stock, then micro welded it to the Uberti frame, grinding & polishing it out to perfection.  He then removed the standard blade type front sight and machined the flat top target model front sight base from bar stock, micro welded it to the barrel, and made the brass insert that is adjustable for elevation, and the set screw.  The original unmarked plugged barrel was removed and replaced with a U.S. Historical Society barrel with the factory roll stamped italics barrel address and the plug removed.  The whole miniature revolver was then expertly polished and brought up to the special high polish finish of the flat top target models, then blued.  Unlike the standard Colt SAA revolvers, the flat top target models did not have case colored frames, they were high polish blue like the rest of the revolver.  The one piece walnut grip was removed and replaced with checkered black hard rubber two piece grips with yellow brass escutcheons and a single blue screw entering from the left side.  The top of the grips show the rampant Colt logo on each side and the bottom of the grips shows a spread winged eagle with shield on each side.  Fully functional, but non-firing.  6″ long overall with a 3 7/16″ rifled open barrel of .21 caliber. Features include high polished blue finish, black powder frame with the round “Bullseye” ejector rod button & the  cylinder pin retained by a screw. The triggerguard is stamped 45 CAL on the left side just behind the trigger. The frame stamped with the two patent dates on the left side. Serial number 1834 stamped into the frame & trigger guard, 834 is stamped into the backstrap, 34 stamped into the loading gate. The bottom of the barrel roll is NOT stamped with the normal Uberti markings.  Complete with a walnut hinged top key lock casing (no key) made by Wayne Hoosier of Dickinson, Texas.  The interior is English fit, and lined in a purple velour.  The outside case dimensions are 7″ X 3 13/32″ X 1 1/2″.  Accessories included are 24 solid brass dummy cartridges with W-W .45 COLT headstamps, a 3 piece brass oiler, and the Colt instructions interior lid label.  It was a tremendous amount of work, and a labor of love, for Terry to modify this revolver in such painstaking detail.  I would estimate he had at least 25 hours in it if not more.  Do you know what a master gunsmith get paid on an hourly basis?  $50.00 – $75.00/hour if they are any good!  Terry only modified maybe 4 or 5 of these, so they are really rare, and this one is absolutely beautiful!  The revolver is perfect, as new, and as made by Terry Farrand.  The case shows some minor handling marks.  There is a small piece of wood missing between two of the dummy cartridges in the cartridge block.  The lid label is starting to come loose, so I will include a new one.  Price:  $1,700.00.

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