COLT SAA IN .44 SPECIAL

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  1. fjbfjb

    fjbfjb New Member

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    Hello, new member to TFF here,
    I have a Gen 1 Colt SAA sn 3553XX circa 1936 in excellent to mint condition, barrel is 5-1/2", finish is nickel and caliber is .44 special. The grips are dark wooden (black?), when I bought the gun in 1982, I was told that they were ebony. I heard there were only 506 produced in .44 special and only 100 guns produced in 1936. Are there many of this type in Nickel?

    Anybody have an idea of current value?
    Thanks for any feedback.
  2. Goody

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    Given the rarity I would suggest you contact Colt for a factory letter to ascertain how this revolver left the factory. If it is an aftermarket barrel/cylinder it will greatly downgrade the value.
  3. hrf

    hrf Active Member

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    Welcome to TFF.

    Clear photos will help confirm whether your Colt's caliber, finish and grips are original, and might save expense of a letter from Colt.
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