Antique COLT PEACEMAKER SAA .41 Caliber Revolver
.41 Colt Six-Shooter Made in 1897!
Here we present an antique Colt Single Action Army Revolver, manufactured in 1897 in Hartford, Connecticut. The Colt “Peacemaker” was introduced in 1873 and has become one of the most iconic firearms in all of history, thanks to its widespread use by the U.S. military, civilians and, more recently, in Western films. Total production numbers for the Colt Single Action Army reached 357,859. The production numbers for the .41 caliber reached only 19,676, making this model one of the scarcer variants out there.
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 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 steel has been re-blued at some point. The cylinder did not see the re-blue and has a gray patina. The markings are legible. The numbers match. The hard rubber grips have silver oval inlays where the rampant Colt would be. The bore is in good shape with strong rifling. The action of the hammer/trigger are strong. The cylinder lockup has a little movement.
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Barrel is 5-1/2 inch.
Caliber: .41 Colt
Overall condition as seen in photos.
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