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. He then made the new machined rear sight which is dovetailed into the topstrap.  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, made by Eagle 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 1876 stamped into the frame & trigger guard, 876 is stamped into the backstrap, 76 stamped into the loading gate. The bottom of the barrel roll is NOT stamped with the normal Uberti markings.  Mint new as made condition, the top strap starting to turn a plum purple color.  Terry Farrand, who passed away about 15 years ago, converted only about six of these flat top target models, all but one for Joel Morrow.  From the personal miniature collection of Joel Morrow.  Stock # JM-28.  Price:  $1,250.00.