Colt 1873 Single Action Army (SAA) or Peacemaker centrefire revolver, cal. .455 in. Eley, rifled round barrel 190 mm (7 1/2 inch) long with right hand side mounted ejector.

Made by Colt's Patent Fire Arms Manufacturing Co, Hartford, Connecticut. Serial number 140119, 1892.

Physical Description

Six chambered cylinder with standard length flutes, steel trigger guard, solid steel frame, steel back strap, wooden grips with moderate bruising, non-standard blade front sight, loading gate on right hand side. Knurling on hammer is framed in an inverted U. Barrel address is a Hartford-London address. Serial number 140119, loading gate is number 141, cylinder stamped 277 and 'L'. Cylinder stamped with British proof marks. Two-line patent stamping on left hand side of frame. Colt trade mark 4002 3/265 stamped on right hand side frame. Light case-hardening colours to frame and some original blueing to triggerguard, barrel and ejector tube.


This particular example is of interest because of its barrel address. Respected Colt historian, R.L. Wilson notes that 'A collector's prize is the S.A.A. made for the European market, with the London address barrell roll: COLT'S PT. F.A. MGG. CO. HARTFORD CT. U.S.A. DEPOT 14 PALL MALL LONDON' (Wilson, 'Colt - An American Legend', 1985)

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