1906 COLT Bisley FRONTIER Six Shooter SAA REVOLVER 44-40 Single Action Army
SAA in .44-40 Caliber Manufactured in 1906 C&R
Here we present a Colt Bisley Model Frontier Six Shooter Single Action Army Revolver, manufactured in Hartford, Connecticut in 1906. This Bisley revolver is in the desirable .44-40 WCF chambered Frontier Six Shooter variant. Only 6, 803 Bisley revolvers were produced in this caliber compared to 13,291 in .32-20. The top of the barrel has the one-line address, and the left side has “(BISLEY MODEL)/ COLT FRONTIER SIX SHOOTER ” in two lines. The standard two-line, three-date patent information is on the left side of the frame followed by the Rampant Colt emblem. The checkered hard rubber grips also have the Rampant Colt emblem.
Though Colt enjoyed the largest contracts of any handgun maker during the American Civil War, it had to rely on its array of percussion fired revolvers, namely the 1860 Army until the Smith & Wesson owned Rollin White Patent expired in 1869. This enabled them to begin making revolvers with completely bored through cylinder chambers in order to utilize modern metallic cartridge ammunition in the most effective manner. In 1869, Colt’s began development of a suitable cartridge revolver in earnest, first coming out with a number of conversions for their percussion lines, until 1872 when they debuted what was to become the Colt Model 1873 Single Action Army in the 1872 U.S. Trials. Needless to say, it won, and became the Army’s revolver of choice. It also became the sidearm of choice for many others like cowboys, guards, lawmen, crooks, shopkeepers and all manner of civilians.
The overall condition is Good. The action is mighty strong, just what you’d expect from Colt, even of this age. The bore is serviceable, clean with nice rifling. Look at the wear on those grips! This was an everyday sort of gun for the original user. A great example of the optimized version of the classic Colt Single Action Army!
This firearm is classified as a Curio & Relic.
Barrel is 4-3/4 inches.
Caliber: .44-40 WCF
Overall condition as seen in photos.
Very Fast. Very Safe. FREE SHIPPING. Will need to be sent to your local FFL or C&R licensee. This firearm is classified as a Curio & Relic.
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