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Old March 23, 2011, 02:43 PM   #1
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Hello would like to know the time frame when the 5 1/2 barrel was intro in the 1870's
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Old March 23, 2011, 03:06 PM   #2
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In 1895, the US Army had the Springfield Armory pull all of the SAAs from storage and shorten the barrels to 5 1/2". They got the name "Artillery Model", but were issued to all units.
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Old March 23, 2011, 03:50 PM   #3
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Colt started offering 5 1/2 inch barrels as a standard option on the SAA in 1875. The 4 3/4 in 1878. Although people, could and did cut down a longer barrel before then.

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