Pete, I don't thin anyone (or most) are saying they're literally SAAs or (as in original) Model P's, just saying that Cimarron--for one--makes a nice copy they call, aptly, the Model P...and, as someone intimated, it was because they could--not a protected name. Just as Rossis and Chiappas or even the excellent older Brownings are "their 92s or 1892s" - no one would say they ARE original 92s, of course not.
Edit - There was a complaint about Cimarron about bein hard to decipher their website, what the heck they call their SAA (suggesting their equivalent or copy). Turns out they, almost uniquely, call theirs something that's pretty descriptive of what it is.
Last edited by gak; September 25, 2012 at 12:55 PM.