Project Description

This is a 47% scale Colt single action army “Classic Edition” revolver Model of 1873 as issued by the United States Historical Society back in the 1980’s.  All of these have serial number “1” stamped into the frame, triggerguard, & backstrap. This is because this is an exact miniature of Colt SAA serial # 1!  The actual serial number, 517, is stamped into the cylinder pin boss just below the cylinder, and the rear of the cylinder, and the loading gate hinge.   6 1/8″ long overall with a 3 7/16″ long rifled barrel.  Fully functional, but non-firing.  Typical of the early Colt SAA’s, this has the “pinched” frame sight topstrap, the round “Bullseye” ejector rod button, and the cylinder pin retained by a screw.  The top of the barrel is roll stamped with the single line Colt “Italics” barrel address “+COLT’S PT. F. A. MFG. Co. HARTFORD CT. U.S.A.+” . The left front of the frame roll stamped with the Colt patents in two lines “-PAT. JULY 25, 1871-, -PAT. JULY 2, 1872-” in two lines. The left rear of the triggerguard stamped with the “.45 CAL” caliber markings. Checkered hammer spur.  The hammer has the typical COLT four clicks when cocked slowly.  As per the originals, the frame, hammer, and loading gate are color case hardened. The balance of the steel parts are a beautiful high polish black blue. Nickel silver front sight. Very nicely figured walnut one piece grip with high gloss finish.  Unfortunately, there is no case, & I don’t have a spare laying around.  These revolvers were made by Uberti in Italy, for the U.S. Historical Society, under license from Colt.  The revolver is in mint new pristine condition with no signs of handling.  Stock # AB-14.  Price:  $650.00.