U.S. Firearms has taken up the challenge to re-produce this venerable weapon, working in the original Connecticut facility, which is supposed to house all historical records.
I believe they are on the right track - BUT -
I recently received a 4 3/4" with extra fancy English walnut grips, after getting a call from the sales manager, saying that one piece grips were inadvertantly installed, and would I take it as is? .....
To make a long story a little less cumbersome, I said, "Sure"!
A little back ground may enlighten the masses here, so, here goes.
Advertised as the best SAA reproduction, I was surprised to see the weapon I ordered suffered the same malidy as the genuine Colt I purchased about 10 years ago: Grotesque Grips - too thick to allow accurate pointing (aiming).
Unless you ask you oppenent to break right, so the point of aim will strike center mass. Yeah, right!
Ok, ok, ok. This is a short review on my first (I have more on order
) U.S. Firearms purchase.
Internals - lockup (full cock) is excellent - can't wait to shoot it.
Finish - Ho Hum. It does not resemble my 3rd generation CSAA. The blueing is dull compared to the older Colts.
The other big miss is the final finish on the components. They brag a lot about their computer genertated parts, and so on, but they miss the final assembly.
Compared to my real Colt, this reproduction misses on final finish big time - they forgot to round over sharp metal edges.
Every edge is way too sharp! How could they miss this detail if they want to produce accurate historical replicas? Can you say "round over"?
Yeah, buff those sharp edges. Get a real Colt and duplicate it.