Object Title

Centrefire six-shot revolver - Colt Single Action Army (SAA), 3rd Generation

Centrefire six-shot revolver - Colt Single Action Army (SAA), 3rd Generation

Date

1981

Object Number

XII.11297

Provenance

Transferred via the National Museums Consortium from the Home Office Buy-In Scheme 1997. From Thames Valley Police, no. 82

Physical Description

Blacked all over with a polished steel hammer. The barrel, cylinder, frame and backstrap are inlaid in gold. Two hard rubber grips are fitted. The left side of the barrel is engraved: God created man - Col. Colt made them equal. the frame is engraved: 1 of 1000. The right side of the barrel is engraved: Colt Single Action Army - .44 - 40 Cal.
The backstarp is engraved in script: Col. Sam Colt.
Case: The oak case is lined in grey velvet and fitted into it is a spare un engraved cylinder and a commemorative nail set in resin, it says: Removed from Colt Armorers' Residences during 1981 restoration. Hartford, Conn. - circa 1850

Dimensions

BarrelLength191mm
OverallLength330mm

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number SA50103

Calibre

.44 - 40 in

Inscriptions and Marks

Stamped with London proofs for 1993

Associations

Places USA