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Colt SAA .44-40 question...

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by pirateer2007, Jan 30, 2012.

  1. pirateer2007

    pirateer2007 Spokane Wa Member

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    I traded into a "first Gen Colt SAA" but both my brother and I have some doubts as to whether or not it is an authentic Colt.

    Here is what I know...
    The S/N is 372XX
    This number can be found on the frame, grip and trigger guard.
    All the barrel says is Colt .44-40
    The frame under the grip has a "67" stamp as does the back strap and the cylinder.
    The barrel is 4 3/4" long.
    I have not been able to find any other markings on it.

    Any info would be greatly appreciated!
    Thanks,
    -Adam

    I'll post pictures soon.
     
  2. Throckmorton

    Throckmorton Florence,Ore ah gone Well-Known Member

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    are there any prefixes or suffixes.? I don't see that number range with no suffixes,maybe you can spot it on this site in case I mised it.

    Serial Number Data
     
  3. Throckmorton

    Throckmorton Florence,Ore ah gone Well-Known Member

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    heres' some info from a Cowboy shooter,might help.

    If your serial number does not contain an "SA" then it is a 1st-generation. If it has an "SA" suffix (175xxx SA) then it is a 2nd-generation. An "SA" prefix (SA 175xxx) would make it a 3d-generation (1975-1993). After that, Colt used a split serial number (S 175xxx A).
     
  4. Throckmorton

    Throckmorton Florence,Ore ah gone Well-Known Member

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    clear crisp pics of all four sides would really help when u get time.,
     
  5. mudflatmike

    mudflatmike Lake Stevens, Wa. Active Member

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    A real 44/40 1st gen SAA would normally say "Frontier Six Shooter" on the side of the Bbl. The colt address should be in 2 different lines on the top of the bbl. on a 4 3/4" gun. Your serial # puts it around 1877. Does your gun have a spring loaded button to release the cylinder pin ?
     
  6. pirateer2007

    pirateer2007 Spokane Wa Member

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    It has a cylinder pin. a screw holds it in place. it is with a gunsmith right now who is as stumped with it as I am, but I will post pictures as soon as I get it back.
    Thanks guys!