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, 282, is stamped into the cylinder pin boss just below the cylinder pin and the rear of the cylinder.  The last two digits of the serial number, 82, are stamped into 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.  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 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 revolver is in mint new pristine condition with no signs of handling, & no cylinder drag mark.  The revolvers were made by Uberti in Italy, for the U.S. Historical Society, under license from Colt.  Mint condition.  Serial number 282 & 291 available.  Price:  $750.00.

As above but has a small pin head size blemish on the cylinder.  Serial # 433.  Price:  $700.00.

As above except with the USHS factory envelope and all factory documentation including the Certificate of Authenticity.  Serial number 144.  Price:  $850.00.

As above except with the USHS factory envelope and all factory documentation including the Certificate of Authenticity and miniature Colt factory letter.  Serial number 504.  Price:  $900.00.

As above except with the USHS factory envelope, all factory documentation including the Certificate of Authenticity, 2 miniature Colt factory letters, correspondence from the USHS to the original owner, the original factory heavy corrugated cardboard shipping box, and the original heavy corrugated cardboard crush sleeve spacer.  Serial number 7!  Price:  $1,000.00.

USHS Classic SAA 282-1 USHS Classic SAA 282-2 USHS Classic SAA 282-3 USHS Classic SAA 282-4 USHS Classic SAA 282-5 USHS Classic SAA 282-6 USHS Classic SAA 282-7 USHS Classic SAA 282-8 USHS Classic SAA 282-9 USHS Classic SAA 282-10 USHS Classic SAA 282-11 USHS Classic SAA 282-12 USHS Classic SAA 282-13 USHS Classic SAA 282-14 USHS Classic SAA 282-15 USHS Classic SAA 282-16 USHS Classic SAA 282-17 USHS Classic SAA 282-18 USHS Classic SAA 282-19 USHS Classic SAA 282-20 USHS Classic SAA 282-21 USHS Classic SAA 282-22 USHS Classic SAA 282-23 USHS Classic SAA 282-24 USHS Classic SAA 282-25 USHS Classic SAA 282-26