Colt A nice rebuilt 1st Gen SAA

Discussion in 'Colt Revolvers' started by OIF2, Dec 27, 2009.

  1. OIF2

    OIF2 Member RevolverForums User

    Here's a nice 1st Gen SAA that was abused in the 50's and turned into a poorly nickled "fast draw" gun. I got it really cheap and started looking for parts. I came up with a new-in-wrap SAA 2nd Gen .38 Special cylinder and barrel and sent it off to Eddie Janis to work his magic on. I got back a superb .38 shooter that is simply gorgeous. Eddie rust-blued it and used the bone and charcoal method on the case-colors. Cylinder was beveled in the style of the early guns. It shoots to POA with factory wadcutters at 25 yds (only thing I shoot in this old-timer, from 1913). It lettered as a .38-40 4.75" B/CC and it now has a new lease on life as an inexpensive .38 shooter. Enjoy!
    Bob

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  2. Dframe

    Dframe Well-Known Member RevolverForums User

    Beautiful. I LOVE it when an old gun is returned to service. Thats what they were made for!
  3. Max

    Max Gun Nutt RevolverForums User

    Very nice Bob.
  4. rjrivero

    rjrivero Combat Grips Fit Best RevolverForums User

    Gorgeous!!!
  5. mycar47562

    mycar47562 Lucas RevolverForums User

    Looks good
  6. StrawHat

    StrawHat New Member RevolverForums User

  7. OIF2

    OIF2 Member RevolverForums User

    I had a brand-new 2nd Gen .38 Special barrel and cylinder that I had Eddie Janis install. I wanted a nice SAA to shoot, but I wanted cheap ammo, too. I have a ton of factory .38 wadcutters, so I had it converted to .38 Special. I have other SAAs, but this one is cheap, accurate and pleasant to shoot. The .44s and .45s usually stay in the safe.
    Bob
  8. jim fox

    jim fox Member RevolverForums User

    What he said.:D
  9. Oriondk

    Oriondk New Member RevolverForums User

    Very nice.:thumb:

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