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.  Unlike 99.99% of these, this one has an open & unplugged barrel!  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, 282, is stamped into the cylinder pin boss just below the cylinder pin, the rear of the cylinder, & 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 miniature 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 “-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. Blued nickel silver blade type front sight. Nicely figured walnut one piece grip.  Complete with the original USHS mahogany hinged top casing with slide latch.  The “COLT” logo stamped into the right front corner of the top. The interior bottom French fit with a dark forest green velour lining and includes the typical USHS “Classic Edition” brass plaque which reads “No. 1 SINGLE ACTION ARMY, CLASSIC EDITION, COLT FIREARMS, UNITED STATES HISTORICAL SOCIETY” in four lines.  The interior top padded and lined with the same dark forest green velour.  The case bottom lined in a brown felt.  The bottom has the gold USHS sticker.  The revolver is in mint new pristine condition with no signs of handling, & no cylinder drag mark.  The case shows a few very minor handling marks.  These revolvers were made by Uberti in Italy, for the U.S. Historical Society, under license from Colt.  Price:  $850.00.