Hello everyone, new here.... Colt single action army

Discussion in 'Revolver Handguns' started by glockzombie, Jun 29, 2012.

  1. glockzombie

    glockzombie New Member

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    Can anyone tell me what I could expect to pay for a Colt single action army?
     
  2. BillM

    BillM Active Member Supporter

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    Welcome to the forum!

    Answer: Anywhere from $200 or so for a used Italian clone to
    $862,500. (sn 1, auctioned in 2010). You might want to narrow
    the scope of you question just a smidge.:)
     

  3. glockzombie

    glockzombie New Member

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    No clone ....Manufacturer- Colt
    Frame- Single action army
    I don't know how to be more clear.
     
  4. BillM

    BillM Active Member Supporter

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    Colt has made the model P (Single Action Army) from 1873 to 2012 (with
    a break or 2). There have been many models, series and calibers within
    that 139 years. Since you want a genuine Colt, but have not specified
    series, caliber or condition, you have narrowed the price range to $500 or so for a beater to $862,500.

    Current Colt retail MSRP price list here, scroll down a bit, it's a .pdf.

    http://www.coltsmfg.com/Catalog/ColtRevolvers.aspx
     
  5. glockzombie

    glockzombie New Member

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    Thank you sir , yes I I'm in market for a new one 5.5 in barrel blued .45 colt . I wasn't expecting them to be that amount ha ha
     
  6. Bob Wright

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    Why do you want it? For collector's investment? Or for a shooter?

    Used SAAs are very hard to find, them that's got 'em, keep 'em. New expect to pay $1200 or so.

    Next best bet, Ruger blackhawk or Super Blackhawk. If it must be correct Colt Style, then an Italian clone.


    Bob Wright
     
  7. tomingreeneco

    tomingreeneco New Member

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    You might want to look at a Cattleman 1873 HOMBRE. It is a clone but a lot of people shoot them in Cowboy Action Shooting. I just purchased one 2 weeks ago and so far I love it! My other SA revolvers are 5.5 to 6 inch barrels so I got the Cattleman in 4.5 inch. Just filed down the front site a bit and now it shoots very accurate. Comes in .45 LC or .357 Mag.
     
  8. glockzombie

    glockzombie New Member

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    Thank you they look good, what could I expect to pay for one? Also have you herd any good things on the American Heritage Co. I believe Taurus bought the company
     
  9. tomingreeneco

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    Paid $399.00 new for mine. Have not seen any used, but I'm sure they are out there. Sorry, not familiar with the American Heritage Company. Look on this forum for remarks about Taurus, most not too good. Do not own any so can not really give an opinion.
     
  10. Durangokid

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    If you want a shooter the New Ruger Flat Top with the .357 frame in .45 Combo is great. It has the old XR-3 grip frame and the warning in on the bottom of the barrel. These new Rugers have a very close .451 chamber throat. Ruger uses a new chambering process that improves these six guns. All Rugers with the new chambers have the warning on the bottom of barrel.:)
     
  11. Wiebelhaus

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    Yea man, those things are crazy expensive, I've seen and this is serious, lately between 3,000 to 8,500 bucks, I'm currently in the market for one but I want a very specific model so in all honesty, I'm just going to end up finding a 70's Ruger equivalent, there's no way I can give what people want for them. The Ruger's are very fine firearms but it's not a Colt and you can get those for 600 to a grand NIB.
     
  12. johnbrowning

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    Try U S Firearms. In fact they are manufactured in the old Colt Factory in Hartford Ct. They are a bit pricier then some. But I'm pretty sure you are getting Colt type quality.
     
  13. Wiebelhaus

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    Those are really nice but high dollar, I'm not sure if you can beat the Ruger Unless your a pro, which I'm not.
     
  14. AIKIJUTSU

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    About $3,000 for a new one that has no special history other than the Colt SAA legacy.
    The USFA clones are actually better quality, and cost about half as much, but they are not the real Colts.
     
  15. barneygoogle

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    This is the Colt my wife bought me for Christmas our first year of marriage which is unfired, we were married 3July72 and she has bought me one every Christmas since. I think this christmas will be # 40.
    I've never shot any of them because I prefer the Ruger Vaquero. I'm thinking this Christmas will be the last one because I'm retired now and have more guns than money.
     

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  16. Wiebelhaus

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    That is the most awesomeess woman I think I've ever heard of, OMG. YOU LUCKY SON OF A BEAUTIFUL WOMAN!!
     
  17. AIKIJUTSU

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    Wow! 40 SAA's! Reminds me of a truck stop/casino in Reno, Nevada called "Sierra Sid's" back in the 90's. The walls were plastered with glass cabinets full of hundreds of SAA's of all vintages and calibers, etc. Some of them previously owned by Roy Rogers, Gene Autry, Tex Ritter, and other horse opera stars. The guy must be wallowing in money.
     
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  18. barneygoogle

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    I went to a big gun show at the Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas in the 70's and they had some of those guns there. I bought a 1878 41 cal. colt and had it shipped to Atlanta. They had a colt SAA that was made for Gov. George Wallace and it was some kind of Al. comm. There was only one made and it was just on display. I wish I had bought more guns, the SAA Colts were $150.00 and the Peacemaker's were $300.00 and I paid $200.00 for the 1878 and got home and gave it to my dad. He died in 1988 and the gun was nowhere to be found. Today a 41 thunder in that codition is worth over a thousand dollars. I'll always wonder what happened to it. Sometimes I dream about it.:(:(
     
  19. Wiebelhaus

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    Holy cow that's crazy, I wish we could still get them for that price but I wish we could still get allot of things for the prices back then, like my grandparents cars and houses were all under 5 grand, these were 55 Chevy's, mustangs, three bedroom farm house stuff like that, I was born way too late.