Colt SAA .45 Blackpowder frame question

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  1. perfdavid

    perfdavid New Member

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    I went to a gunshot today to sell or trade a couple of my guns.
    I like Colts and ran across a SAA that is the blackpowder frame. Here is the question, it was reblued by Colt. Due to this fact they put a new serial number on it on the underside of the frame. SA92819.
    When I got home, I took off the grips (which are not orig they look too good) and on the frame is stamped. 819 as well as carved into the grip. Am I to assume the 819 is the original serial number putting this gun made in 1874? I can post pics if need be, but I think this info is enough to answer my question simply.
    It is in .45 cal barrel length 7 1/2 .

    Thanks
  2. perfdavid

    perfdavid New Member

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    Gun show*.
  3. Alpo

    Alpo Well-Known Member

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    I believe you got took.

    I have never heard of Colt "re-serialing" a gun. For that matter, I've never heard of ANYBODY "re-serialing" a gun.

    I have a pair of Italian "colt replicas", with the blackpowder frame. Their serial numbers are SA2xxxx.
  4. perfdavid

    perfdavid New Member

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    I plan on calling the Colt archivist tomorrow and finding out.
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  5. Hawg

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    I never heard of Colt or anybody else except the BATFE putting a new serial number on a gun. If the reblue is recent Colt didn't do it.
  6. perfdavid

    perfdavid New Member

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    Yup, SOB at the gun show. He will be back, I have seen him before there.
    However, the gun I traded for I wanted $1000 for it firm. We did an even trade. It is a Colt Model P .45 made in 1989 according to Colt after I talked to them. It is in excellent condition so it was prob close to an even trade anyway.
    And I already have a 1901 with letter and was wanting another from the 3rd gen and 2nd gen line, so I guess it is fine. I just hate lying sacks of...
    Another lesson in life learned.
  7. Jim K

    Jim K New Member

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    I thought I had heard them all, but that is a new story. Assuming the gun is a Colt, it would have been made in 1979 (the reason the grips look good!).

    Jim
  8. perfdavid

    perfdavid New Member

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    Not sure where you get 1979 from. I talked to Colt directly, gave them the number and they told me 1989. Looks like I have to post pics now....sigh
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    :) The SA prefix is a dead give a way that it was manufactured after 1978. No preFix or suffix, made pre war II, SA suffix, made after WWII starting 1956 ( a few were made during and just after the war ). SA prefix, made after 1978.
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    perfdavid New Member

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    Yeah, I got sold on this guys story. I f'd up. But I still needed a 3rd gen, and got it for an even trade. Live and learn
  12. Alpo

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    Is that first one just a crappy picture, or are there no case colors on that gun?
  13. Jim K

    Jim K New Member

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    Hi, Perfdavid,

    My typo on the date.

    Jim
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    After you posted that Alpo I pulled up the picture again and really looked at it. You know, I think that gun has been buffed.
  15. perfdavid

    perfdavid New Member

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    Well, I still got this....

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    All my Colt SAA's have serial numbers on inside of grips, each side might not fit another gun.
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