May 18, 2022 Extraordinary Firearms
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1934 Vintage Colt Single Action Army revolver, serial number 355083. Rare 6" special ordered barrel. Chambered in .45 LC cartridge. Blue with case hardened frame and hammer. Left side of barrel marked "COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY .45". Left side of frame marked with 2-line patent dates and Rampant Colt motif. 2-piece burl walnut grips with silver inlaid medallions. Collectors generally agree that approximately 15 Single Action Armys were produced with a 6" barrel, and only 6 of those produced have been found. Comes with an original maroon, hinged box with end label marked "6 COLT'S ARMY S.A. REVOLVER .45 / WOOD BLUE" Accompanying Colt archival letter dated November 15, 1972 signed by M.S. (Marty) Huber, Colt Historian. Letter documents .45 caliber, 6" barrel, blue, grips not listed, shipped to W.A. Shroyer Sons Dayton, Ohio on May 17, 1934 in a single gun shipment. Letter further remarks the 6" barrel was special ordered on Colt Factory Order number 13425. This very gun is pictured on page 176 of Graham, Kopec, and Moore's authoritative work "A STUDY OF THE COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER" The authors make a definitive statement: "Though factory records show the stocks as "not listed" after critical examinations, the burl walnut grips, with inlaid silver medallions, have been accepted as original". CONDITION: Near mint overall with 97-98% bright original blue showing just slight edge wear and minimum thinning at the muzzle. Most all the bright original case color remain on the frame and hammer with light fading on the recoil shield and loading gate. Grips are excellent showing minimum wear. Bore is bright and clean. Action is tight and crisp. Overall a benchmark quality example of a very scarce variation of the Colt SAA, worthy of the most advanced collection. -MKS-
Barrel Length
.45 Colt
FFL Status
Curio & Relic
Single Action Army
Factory Letter
Serial Number
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $10,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $52,800.00
Estimate: $20,000 - $40,000
Number Bids: 24
Auction closed on Wednesday, May 18, 2022.
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