1873 Colt SAA

Discussion in 'The Ask the Pros & What's It Worth? Forum' started by sentinel, Oct 11, 2010.

  1. sentinel

    sentinel New Member

    Oct 11, 2010
    I have contacted Colt archives about a 1873 Colt SAA .45 5 1/2 barrel, nickel plated, Serial #12314. They responded that they have no records about this gun or if it came back for rework. All of the serial # match. Anyone have any ideas as to how I could find something about the value of this gun ? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
  2. johnlives4christ

    johnlives4christ Former Guest

    Apr 28, 2008
    value could not be determined unless condition is first determined.

  3. Alpo

    Alpo Well-Known Member

    Feb 3, 2007
    NW Florida
    Colt 12314 was made in 1874. That early it should be a government gun. Blue, 7 1/2" barrel. Something ain't kosher.
  4. Jim K

    Jim K New Member

    Dec 6, 2009
    All Colt SAA's of that time should have 7 1/2" barrels; most would have military markings.

    Many early Colts were refurbished by Colt or Springfield Armory and had their barrels reduced to 5 1/2". The first lot retained matching numbers.

    The presence of military markings, military finish, and military grips should tell if that gun was one of those.

    An original SAA Colt of that era would be very valuable. GOOD pictures are definitely needed, not blurry hand-held cell phone pics.

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