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Old May 1, 2012, 01:25 AM   #1
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Colt SAA Picture thread!

The SAA is my favorite gun so why not make it a picture thread!
lets see your original, or even repro 45
Heres what i hope will soon be mine
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Old May 1, 2012, 12:46 PM   #2
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Old May 1, 2012, 01:35 PM   #3
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my pair of shooters

My pair of Colt SAA shooters. 5 1/2" full Royal Blue from the Custom Shop;
4 3/4" blue and case. Both have full action jobs both are .45 Colt and they both have genuine Sambar Stag grips.

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Old May 1, 2012, 01:59 PM   #4
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Does this count? It's a 1957 vintage Frontier Scout - .22 and .22 mag.



Here's a Cimarron Model P and a Colt Lightning (hey, the rifle is single action, right?)

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Old May 1, 2012, 02:16 PM   #5
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Those count for sure!
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Old May 1, 2012, 03:34 PM   #6
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Here is my Cimarron Artillery
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Old May 1, 2012, 03:51 PM   #7
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Here's mine. 45 Colt of course

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Old May 1, 2012, 07:20 PM   #8
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saa pictures

All these old saa's make me feel like im in heaven
keep the pictures coming!
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Old May 1, 2012, 08:10 PM   #9
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I have some slightly fuzzy photos of several Colt SAA's in my computer, but can't forward on url. They're collectable and one is a factory converted Bisley, one of a kind. Is there any way for someone to post them for me if I send a few photos through an email?
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Old May 1, 2012, 08:25 PM   #10
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Center: Uberti Cattleman
American Western Arms.
left: Peacemaker
Right: Dakota
I'll have have a pair of USFAs in a couple of weeks.




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Old May 1, 2012, 08:33 PM   #11
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gunsmokeTPF wrote
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I have some slightly fuzzy photos of several Colt SAA's in my computer, but can't forward on url. They're collectable and one is a factory converted Bisley, one of a kind. Is there any way for someone to post them for me if I send a few photos through an email?
email sent
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Old May 1, 2012, 09:14 PM   #12
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These are some beautiful pistols y'all are posting!
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Old May 1, 2012, 11:28 PM   #13
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The center Uberti was done very nicely. They gave it the black powder frame with bullseye ejector and one piece grips. There should be a 3 line patent date along with the serial # on the cylinder, but my eyes are going and can't tell, but even if not it certainly has that early 1870's appearance along with the finish applied. That's as close to a 1st generation as you're gonna get. From a short distance it sure looks like an old colt. Very nice and the others are as well.

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Old May 2, 2012, 12:53 AM   #14
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+1

What beagle333 said
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Old May 2, 2012, 05:09 AM   #15
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One new(2006) plain one is all I can afford now, but I'm planning on a 5.5" Nickel one in the future.



My 2006 made Colt SAA, is one of the finest built ones I've ever seen and my Dad has had over a dozen 1st generation SAAs at once before, so I've those and quite a few other 2nd and 3rd generations to compare it to. They did an excellent job on the one I own.
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Old May 2, 2012, 06:32 AM   #16
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SAA's are beautiful guns but I know little about the finer details. What is the "B-P frame" I often see referenced?
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Old May 2, 2012, 06:48 AM   #17
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I'm posting these at the request of gunsmokeTPF. They are his guns.....


The 1st picture is a Colt SAA 45LC mfg 1891. Was owned by Texas cowboy who was a movie xtra.


2nd is a 1970 2nd gen Colt SAA 45LC bought from Abercrombie & Fitch and customized.



3rd is a Cimarron Flat Top Target 44-40 with Alfonse of Hollywood rig and 100 year old buckle.
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Old May 2, 2012, 06:50 AM   #18
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I'm posting these at the request of gunsmokeTPF. They are his guns.....


4th Colt Bisley 32-20 mfg 1906 and converted by Colt to SAA using trigger guard and backstrap from 1904 SAA. Only factory example known by me.
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Old May 2, 2012, 07:09 AM   #19
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Those are beauties. Awesome 6 shooters!!!!!!!!!
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Old May 2, 2012, 09:19 AM   #20
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Thanks Zullu and Towboat_er for posting for me. There is a slight mixup. The 1st example is actually the converted Bisley and the last is the 1891 example. I'm sorry the photos had been taken so poorly, but it's better than nothing I guess. Thanks all again.
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Old May 2, 2012, 09:42 AM   #21
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Mykeal, the smokeless powder frame has the spring type screw that's located just forward of the cylinder. You must press this and hold it down in order to remove the base pin (cylinder pin) to take out the cylinder from the frame. You have to use a screw driver to remove the base pin screw which is located on the front of the frame just below the barrel on the black powder frame. Many guns have their threads damaged through careless tightening, which then requires an oversized basepin screw.
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Old May 2, 2012, 11:30 AM   #22
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Thanks. I learned something today.
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Old May 2, 2012, 12:12 PM   #23
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It was my pleasure. Most not into SA's wouldn't be aware of this as well.
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Old May 2, 2012, 07:50 PM   #24
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I just posted this on another thread yesterday so I'll post the other side here.

Uberti Cimarron in 44-40. This is a bp frame Mykeal. Bullseye ejector and no tranverse cylinder pin retainer. It has a screw going in at an angle at the front of the frame to retain the cylinder pin. This was the standard frame until the 1880's

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Old May 3, 2012, 06:31 AM   #25
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Thanks. I wallowed around in Cimarron's site looking at Model P frames; they call them 'pre-war' and 'old model', and the pictures aren't clear enough to really tell the difference.

Which brings up a question: if the black powder frame was standard until 1880's, what war is Cimarron talking about? Spanish-American? I guess I really should ask them.
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