Colt Single Action Army (1st Generation)

     Notes: Also known simply as the SAA or the Peacemaker, the Single Action Army is possibly the most famous handgun in history, rivaling the reputation of the later Colt M-1911 series.  Like the M-1911, the SAA came in a bewildering variety of variants, ranging from differing barrel lengths and calibers to models with different-shaped frames, grips, hammer spurs, triggers, etc., like Bisley, Bird’s Head and New Frontier.  Numerous reproductions and replicas have been made by many companies over the years, in varying quality, and there is also a thriving market in SAA fakes. The original SAA was introduced in 1873 as a blackpowder weapon, but was modified to use smokeless powder in 1892 (though both were available until 1898).  Original SAAs used a screw to secure the cylinder base pin, but later models used a base pin secured by a latch.  Before World War 1, SAAs were chambered in 30 calibers (not all of which I have been able to find out), with .45 Long Colt being by far the most popular chambering.  Civilian models used several barrel lengths; military models originally had 7.5-inch barrels, but this was changed starting in 1895 to a 5.5-inch barrel. (Most of these shorter-barreled military models were simply 7.5-inch-barrel versions with the barrel reduced by armorers, but some 7.5-inch military models survived and were passed on to state militias.)  Frames for pre-war models were of solid steel but designed for economy of line; the standard version also had a large checkered hammer spur which was easy to use.  The cylinder rod is inside a slotted housing offset to the right lower side of the barrel.  The front sight is a simple blade, while the rear sight is simply a groove atop the frame (though early production models had a V-shaped notch instead).  Most were plain blued, with plain oil-finished wooden grips, though some were color-case hardened and had better wood for their grips.  Civilian models typically were polished blue or color-case hardened, with varnished walnut grips or checkered rubber grips (in some 1882 or later models).  Barrels for the civilian models could range from 2.5-inch snubbies to 18-inch Buntlines (typically, a revolver with a barrel of 9 inches or more was known as a “Buntline”).  Many deluxe and presentation models also were made, with finishes ranging from nickel to gold plating, and possibly engraved.  Many Buntlines have a slotted grip to attach a stock to create a sort of carbine, but these stocks were typically of the wire-type, rather flimsy, and difficult to find today.

     Some of the variants of the original model were the Sheriff’s Pattern (also known as the Shopkeeper’s Pattern), usually with a 3-inch barrel, and with no ejector rod shroud.  It was generally finished in blue, though nickel-plating was also common.  Often, the front sight blade was deleted, as this could snag when pulled from a pocket.  The Long-Flute Cylinder model was simply an SAA using a Model 1878 cylinder (done to allow Colt to use up older parts), and produced in a limited amount of chamberings.  It could come in any barrel length available to the SAA, and is identical to an SAA of the same caliber and barrel length for game purposes.  The SAA Rimfire was an unpopular model produced only from 1875-1880, and firing the old and rare .44 Henry Rimfire cartridge.  It was originally produced with a 7.5-inch barrel, but many had their barrels shortened by their users. Only about 2000 were built, and most of those were quickly dumped by Colt and the customers in Central and South America.  About 90 were later converted to .22 Long Rifle, and a single model was chambered for .32 Rimfire for experimental purposes (and will not be covered here).  This model does not have an ejector rod shroud, was typically nickel-plated, and surviving models show the generally bad treatment they received at the hands of unsatisfied buyers and later on in Central and South America.  The Flattop Model was designed for target shooting, and is basically a standard SAA with a flat topstrap mounting a dovetailed target-quality fixed rear sight and a German-silver front blade pinned onto a slotted block at the front of the barrel.  It came from Colt with an ejector rod shroud, but these were frequently removed by the shooter to enable reloading by exchanging cylinders.  Barrels ranged in length from 4.25-9 inches, with 7.5 inches the most common.  It came in 21 chamberings, even though only 914 Flattops Models were built before World War 1, with the most common chambering being .38 Long Colt and the least common .44 Special (only one built in response to a special order, and not covered here).  The Bisley model has the distinctive hump-backed Bisley frame and grips and low hammer spur, and is derived from the Flattop model, but built in far greater numbers.  The trigger is also longer and more curved.  Some 18 chamberings were made, with the most common being .32-20 Winchester, and the least common being a smoothbore .44 Special version and two smoothbore .45 Long Colt versions, again made to special order and not covered here.  Barrels ranged from 3.5 to 7.5 inches, and most were blued with checkered rubber grips.  At the same time, the Bisley Flattop Target model was made; only 976 were built, though they were chambered for 14 rounds.  Almost all had 7.5-inch barrels.  The .455 Webley Revolver Mk I chambering was the most common, and the .38 Smith & Wesson chambering the least (only 5 built).  Virtually all of these versions of the Single Action Army are identical to a standard SAA of the same caliber and barrel length for game purposes.

     Construction of the Single Action Army was interrupted by World War 1. Low-rate production picked up again after World War 1 and then stopped again in 1941, but the SAA didn’t really come back strongly until the 2nd Generation models produced after World War 2.  A genuine, unaltered pre-World War 1 SAA is, in real life, extremely valuable; original blackpowder models are even more valuable.  They are also quite rare.

     Numerous companies make reproductions and replicas of the Colt Single-Action; these may be designed for modern propellants, blackpowder, or both.  They may have various chamberings and barrel lengths.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

Single Action Army (2.5” Barrel)

.22 Winchester Rimfire

0.66 kg

6 Cylinder

$83

Single Action Army (3” Barrel)

.22 Winchester Rimfire

0.67 kg

6 Cylinder

$89

Single Action Army (4.75” Barrel)

.22 Winchester Rimfire

0.69 kg

6 Cylinder

$106

Single Action Army (5.5” Barrel)

.22 Winchester Rimfire

0.7 kg

6 Cylinder

$114

Single Action Army (7.5” Barrel)

.22 Winchester Rimfire

0.72 kg

6 Cylinder

$134

Single Action Army (9” Barrel)

.22 Winchester Rimfire

0.73 kg

6 Cylinder

$149

Single Action Army (12” Barrel)

.22 Winchester Rimfire

0.76 kg

6 Cylinder

$180

Single Action Army (16” Barrel)

.22 Winchester Rimfire

0.81 kg

6 Cylinder

$221

Single Action Army (18” Barrel)

.22 Winchester Rimfire

0.83 kg

6 Cylinder

$241

Single Action Army (2.5” Barrel)

.22 Short, .22 Long, and .22 Long Rifle

0.62 kg

6 Cylinder

$71

Single Action Army (3” Barrel)

.22 Short, .22 Long, and .22 Long Rifle

0.63 kg

6 Cylinder

$76

Single Action Army (4.75” Barrel)

.22 Short, .22 Long, and .22 Long Rifle

0.65 kg

6 Cylinder

$94

Single Action Army (5.5” Barrel)

.22 Short, .22 Long, and .22 Long Rifle

0.66 kg

6 Cylinder

$101

Single Action Army (7.5” Barrel)

.22 Short, .22 Long, and .22 Long Rifle

0.68 kg

6 Cylinder

$122

Single Action Army (9” Barrel)

.22 Short, .22 Long, and .22 Long Rifle

0.69 kg

6 Cylinder

$137

Single Action Army (12” Barrel)

.22 Short, .22 Long, and .22 Long Rifle

0.72 kg

6 Cylinder

$167

Single Action Army (16” Barrel)

.22 Short, .22 Long, and .22 Long Rifle

0.76 kg

6 Cylinder

$208

Single Action Army (18” Barrel)

.22 Short, .22 Long, and .22 Long Rifle

0.78 kg

6 Cylinder

$228

Single Action Army (2.5” Barrel)

.32 Long Colt

0.7 kg

6 Cylinder

$112

Single Action Army (3” Barrel)

.32 Long Colt

0.71 kg

6 Cylinder

$117

Single Action Army (4.75” Barrel)

.32 Long Colt

0.74 kg

6 Cylinder

$135

Single Action Army (5.5” Barrel)

.32 Long Colt

0.75 kg

6 Cylinder

$142

Single Action Army (7.5” Barrel)

.32 Long Colt

0.77 kg

6 Cylinder

$163

Single Action Army (9” Barrel)

.32 Long Colt

0.78 kg

6 Cylinder

$178

Single Action Army (12” Barrel)

.32 Long Colt

0.81 kg

6 Cylinder

$208

Single Action Army (16” Barrel)

.32 Long Colt

0.86 kg

6 Cylinder

$249

Single Action Army (18” Barrel)

.32 Long Colt

0.88 kg

6 Cylinder

$269

Single Action Army (2.5” Barrel)

.32 Smith & Wesson

0.67 kg

6 Cylinder

$91

Single Action Army (3” Barrel)

.32 Smith & Wesson

0.68 kg

6 Cylinder

$96

Single Action Army (4.75” Barrel)

.32 Smith & Wesson

0.71 kg

6 Cylinder

$114

Single Action Army (5.5” Barrel)

.32 Smith & Wesson

0.72 kg

6 Cylinder

$121

Single Action Army (7.5” Barrel)

.32 Smith & Wesson

0.74 kg

6 Cylinder

$142

Single Action Army (9” Barrel)

.32 Smith & Wesson

0.75 kg

6 Cylinder

$157

Single Action Army (12” Barrel)

.32 Smith & Wesson

0.78 kg

6 Cylinder

$187

Single Action Army (16” Barrel)

.32 Smith & Wesson

0.83 kg

6 Cylinder

$228

Single Action Army (18” Barrel)

.32 Smith & Wesson

0.85 kg

6 Cylinder

$248

Single Action Army (2.5” Barrel)

.32-20 Winchester

0.74 kg

6 Cylinder

$138

Single Action Army (3” Barrel)

.32-20 Winchester

0.75 kg

6 Cylinder

$143

Single Action Army (4.75” Barrel)

.32-20 Winchester

0.78 kg

6 Cylinder

$160

Single Action Army (5.5” Barrel)

.32-20 Winchester

0.8 kg

6 Cylinder

$168

Single Action Army (7.5” Barrel)

.32-20 Winchester

0.82 kg

6 Cylinder

$188

Single Action Army (9” Barrel)

.32-20 Winchester

0.83 kg

6 Cylinder

$204

Single Action Army (12” Barrel)

.32-20 Winchester

0.86 kg

6 Cylinder

$234

Single Action Army (16” Barrel)

.32-20 Winchester

0.92 kg

6 Cylinder

$275

Single Action Army (18” Barrel)

.32-20 Winchester

0.94 kg

6 Cylinder

$295

Single Action Army (2.5” Barrel)

.38 Smith & Wesson

0.68 kg

6 Cylinder

$119

Single Action Army (3” Barrel)

.38 Smith & Wesson

0.69 kg

6 Cylinder

$124

Single Action Army (4.75” Barrel)

.38 Smith & Wesson

0.72 kg

6 Cylinder

$142

Single Action Army (5.5” Barrel)

.38 Smith & Wesson

0.73 kg

6 Cylinder

$149

Single Action Army (7.5” Barrel)

.38 Smith & Wesson

0.75 kg

6 Cylinder

$170

Single Action Army (9” Barrel)

.38 Smith & Wesson

0.76 kg

6 Cylinder

$185

Single Action Army (12” Barrel)

.38 Smith & Wesson

0.79 kg

6 Cylinder

$215

Single Action Army (16” Barrel)

.38 Smith & Wesson

0.84 kg

6 Cylinder

$256

Single Action Army (18” Barrel)

.38 Smith & Wesson

0.86 kg

6 Cylinder

$276

Single Action Army (2.5” Barrel)

.38 Long Colt

0.74 kg

6 Cylinder

$140

Single Action Army (3” Barrel)

.38 Long Colt

0.75 kg

6 Cylinder

$145

Single Action Army (4.75” Barrel)

.38 Long Colt

0.78 kg

6 Cylinder

$163

Single Action Army (5.5” Barrel)

.38 Long Colt

0.79 kg

6 Cylinder

$170

Single Action Army (7.5” Barrel)

.38 Long Colt

0.82 kg

6 Cylinder

$190

Single Action Army (9” Barrel)

.38 Long Colt

0.83 kg

6 Cylinder

$206

Single Action Army (12” Barrel)

.38 Long Colt

0.86 kg

6 Cylinder

$236

Single Action Army (16” Barrel)

.38 Long Colt

0.91 kg

6 Cylinder

$277

Single Action Army (18” Barrel)

.38 Long Colt

0.94 kg

6 Cylinder

$297

Single Action Army (2.5” Barrel)

.38-40 Winchester

0.77 kg

6 Cylinder

$149

Single Action Army (3” Barrel)

.38-40 Winchester

0.78 kg

6 Cylinder

$154

Single Action Army (4.75” Barrel)

.38-40 Winchester

0.81 kg

6 Cylinder

$172

Single Action Army (5.5” Barrel)

.38-40 Winchester

0.82 kg

6 Cylinder

$179

Single Action Army (7.5” Barrel)

.38-40 Winchester

0.85 kg

6 Cylinder

$200

Single Action Army (9” Barrel)

.38-40 Winchester

0.86 kg

6 Cylinder

$215

Single Action Army (12” Barrel)

.38-40 Winchester

0.9 kg

6 Cylinder

$245

Single Action Army (16” Barrel)

.38-40 Winchester

0.95 kg

6 Cylinder

$286

Single Action Army (18” Barrel)

.38-40 Winchester

0.98 kg

6 Cylinder

$306

Single Action Army (2.5” Barrel)

.41 Long Colt

0.84 kg

6 Cylinder

$174

Single Action Army (3” Barrel)

.41 Long Colt

0.85 kg

6 Cylinder

$179

Single Action Army (4.75” Barrel)

.41 Long Colt

0.88 kg

6 Cylinder

$197

Single Action Army (5.5” Barrel)

.41 Long Colt

0.89 kg

6 Cylinder

$204

Single Action Army (7.5” Barrel)

.41 Long Colt

0.92 kg

6 Cylinder

$225

Single Action Army (9” Barrel)

.41 Long Colt

0.94 kg

6 Cylinder

$240

Single Action Army (12” Barrel)

.41 Long Colt

0.98 kg

6 Cylinder

$270

Single Action Army (16” Barrel)

.41 Long Colt

1.03 kg

6 Cylinder

$311

Single Action Army (18” Barrel)

.41 Long Colt

1.06 kg

6 Cylinder

$331

Single Action Army (2.5” Barrel)

.44 Henry Rimfire

0.83 kg

6 Cylinder

$168

Single Action Army (3” Barrel)

.44 Henry Rimfire

0.84 kg

6 Cylinder

$174

Single Action Army (4.75” Barrel)

.44 Henry Rimfire

0.87 kg

6 Cylinder

$191

Single Action Army (5.5” Barrel)

.44 Henry Rimfire

0.88 kg

6 Cylinder

$199

Single Action Army (7.5” Barrel)

.44 Henry Rimfire

0.91 kg

6 Cylinder

$219

Single Action Army (9” Barrel)

.44 Henry Rimfire

0.93 kg

6 Cylinder

$235

Single Action Army (12” Barrel)

.44 Henry Rimfire

0.97 kg

6 Cylinder

$265

Single Action Army (16” Barrel)

.44 Henry Rimfire

1.02 kg

6 Cylinder

$306

Single Action Army (18” Barrel)

.44 Henry Rimfire

1.05 kg

6 Cylinder

$326

Single Action Army (2.5” Barrel)

.44 Special

0.9 kg

6 Cylinder

$195

Single Action Army (3” Barrel)

.44 Special

0.91 kg

6 Cylinder

$200

Single Action Army (4.75” Barrel)

.44 Special

0.94 kg

6 Cylinder

$218

Single Action Army (5.5” Barrel)

.44 Special

0.95 kg

6 Cylinder

$226

Single Action Army (7.5” Barrel)

.44 Special

0.98 kg

6 Cylinder

$246

Single Action Army (9” Barrel)

.44 Special

1 kg

6 Cylinder

$261

Single Action Army (12” Barrel)

.44 Special

1.04 kg

6 Cylinder

$292

Single Action Army (16” Barrel)

.44 Special

1.09 kg

6 Cylinder

$332

Single Action Army (18” Barrel)

.44 Special

1.12 kg

6 Cylinder

$353

Single Action Army (2.5” Barrel)

.44 Smith & Wesson American

0.82 kg

6 Cylinder

$167

Single Action Army (3” Barrel)

.44 Smith & Wesson American

0.83 kg

6 Cylinder

$172

Single Action Army (4.75” Barrel)

.44 Smith & Wesson American

0.86 kg

6 Cylinder

$190

Single Action Army (5.5” Barrel)

.44 Smith & Wesson American

0.87 kg

6 Cylinder

$197

Single Action Army (7.5” Barrel)

.44 Smith & Wesson American

0.9 kg

6 Cylinder

$217

Single Action Army (9” Barrel)

.44 Smith & Wesson American

0.92 kg

6 Cylinder

$233

Single Action Army (12” Barrel)

.44 Smith & Wesson American

0.96 kg

6 Cylinder

$263

Single Action Army (16” Barrel)

.44 Smith & Wesson American

1.01 kg

6 Cylinder

$304

Single Action Army (18” Barrel)

.44 Smith & Wesson American

1.04 kg

6 Cylinder

$324

Single Action Army (2.5” Barrel)

.44-40 Winchester

0.93 kg

6 Cylinder

$214

Single Action Army (3” Barrel)

.44-40 Winchester

0.94 kg

6 Cylinder

$219

Single Action Army (4.75” Barrel)

.44-40 Winchester

0.97 kg

6 Cylinder

$237

Single Action Army (5.5” Barrel)

.44-40 Winchester

0.98 kg

6 Cylinder

$244

Single Action Army (7.5” Barrel)

.44-40 Winchester

1.01 kg

6 Cylinder

$265

Single Action Army (9” Barrel)

.44-40 Winchester

1.03 kg

6 Cylinder

$280

Single Action Army (12” Barrel)

.44-40 Winchester

1.08 kg

6 Cylinder

$310

Single Action Army (16” Barrel)

.44-40 Winchester

1.14 kg

6 Cylinder

$351

Single Action Army (18” Barrel)

.44-40 Winchester

1.17 kg

6 Cylinder

$371

Single Action Army (2.5” Barrel)

.45 Long Colt

0.97 kg

6 Cylinder

$231

Single Action Army (3” Barrel)

.45 Long Colt

0.98 kg

6 Cylinder

$236

Single Action Army (4.75” Barrel)

.45 Long Colt

1.01 kg

6 Cylinder

$253

Single Action Army (5.5” Barrel)

.45 Long Colt

1.02 kg

6 Cylinder

$261

Single Action Army (7.5” Barrel)

.45 Long Colt

1.05 kg

6 Cylinder

$281

Single Action Army (9” Barrel)

.45 Long Colt

1.07 kg

6 Cylinder

$297

Single Action Army (12” Barrel)

.45 Long Colt

1.12 kg

6 Cylinder

$327

Single Action Army (16” Barrel)

.45 Long Colt

1.18 kg

6 Cylinder

$368

Single Action Army (18” Barrel)

.45 Long Colt

1.21 kg

6 Cylinder

$388

Single Action Army (2.5” Barrel)

.455 Webley Revolver Mk I

0.84 kg

6 Cylinder

$173

Single Action Army (3” Barrel)

.455 Webley Revolver Mk I

0.85 kg

6 Cylinder

$178

Single Action Army (4.75” Barrel)

.455 Webley Revolver Mk I

0.87 kg

6 Cylinder

$196

Single Action Army (5.5” Barrel)

.455 Webley Revolver Mk I

0.88 kg

6 Cylinder

$203

Single Action Army (7.5” Barrel)

.455 Webley Revolver Mk I

0.91 kg

6 Cylinder

$223

Single Action Army (9” Barrel)

.455 Webley Revolver Mk I

0.93 kg

6 Cylinder

$239

Single Action Army (12” Barrel)

.455 Webley Revolver Mk I

0.97 kg

6 Cylinder

$269

Single Action Army (16” Barrel)

.455 Webley Revolver Mk I

1.02 kg

6 Cylinder

$310

Single Action Army (18” Barrel)

.455 Webley Revolver Mk I

1.05 kg

6 Cylinder

$330

Single Action Army (2.5” Barrel)

.476 Enfield

0.86 kg

6 Cylinder

$182

Single Action Army (3” Barrel)

.476 Enfield

0.87 kg

6 Cylinder

$187

Single Action Army (4.75” Barrel)

.476 Enfield

0.89 kg

6 Cylinder

$205

Single Action Army (5.5” Barrel)

.476 Enfield

0.9 kg

6 Cylinder

$212

Single Action Army (7.5” Barrel)

.476 Enfield

0.93 kg

6 Cylinder

$233

Single Action Army (9” Barrel)

.476 Enfield

0.95 kg

6 Cylinder

$248

Single Action Army (12” Barrel)

.476 Enfield

0.99 kg

6 Cylinder

$278

Single Action Army (16” Barrel)

.476 Enfield

1.04 kg

6 Cylinder

$319

Single Action Army (18” Barrel)

.476 Enfield

1.07 kg

6 Cylinder

$339

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

SAA (2.5”, .22 WR)

SAR

-1

Nil

1

3

Nil

2

SAA (3”, .22 WR)

SAR

-1

Nil

1

3

Nil

3

SAA (4.75”, .22 WR)

SAR

-1

Nil

1

3

Nil

7

SAA (5.5”, .22 WR)

SAR

1

Nil

1

3

Nil

8

SAA (7.5”, .22 WR)

SAR

1

Nil

1

3

Nil

11

SAA (9”, .22 WR)

SAR

1

Nil

2

3

Nil

13

SAA (12”, .22 WR)

SAR

1

Nil

2

4

Nil

18

SAA (16”, .22 WR)

SAR

1

Nil

3

3

Nil

23

SAA (18”, .22 WR)

SAR

1

Nil

3

3

Nil

26

SAA (2.5”, .22 Short)

SAR

-2

Nil

1

2

Nil

4

SAA (3”, .22 Short)

SAR

-2

Nil

1

2

Nil

5

SAA (4.75”, .22 Short)

SAR

-2

Nil

1

3

Nil

8

SAA (5.5”, .22 Short)

SAR

-2

Nil

1

3

Nil

9

SAA (7.5”, .22 Short)

SAR

-1

Nil

1

3

Nil

11

SAA (9”, .22 Short)

SAR

-1

Nil

1

3

Nil

13

SAA (12”, .22 Short)

SAR

-1

Nil

2

3

Nil

18

SAA (16”, .22 Short)

SAR

-1

Nil

3

3

Nil

24

SAA (18”, .22 Short)

SAR

-1

Nil

3

2

Nil

27

SAA (2.5”, .22 Long)

SAR

-2

Nil

1

2

Nil

4

SAA (3”, .22 Long)

SAR

-1

Nil

1

3

Nil

5

SAA (4.75”, .22 Long)

SAR

-1

Nil

1

3

Nil

8

SAA (5.5”, .22 Long)

SAR

-1

Nil

1

3

Nil

9

SAA (7.5”, .22 Long)

SAR

-1

Nil

1

3

Nil

12

SAA (9”, .22 Long)

SAR

-1

Nil

1

3

Nil

14

SAA (12”, .22 Long)

SAR

-1

Nil

2

3

Nil

19

SAA (16”, .22 Long)

SAR

-1

Nil

3

3

Nil

25

SAA (18”, .22 Long)

SAR

-1

Nil

3

3

Nil

28

SAA (2.5”, .22 LR)

SAR

-1

Nil

1

3

Nil

4

SAA (3”, .22 LR)

SAR

-1

Nil

1

3

Nil

5

SAA (4.75”, .22 LR)

SAR

-1

Nil

1

3

Nil

8

SAA (5.5”, .22 LR)

SAR

-1

Nil

1

3

Nil

10

SAA (7.5”, .22 LR)

SAR

1

Nil

1

3

Nil

14

SAA (9”, .22 LR)

SAR

1

Nil

1

3

Nil

16

SAA (12”, .22 LR)

SAR

1

Nil

2

3

Nil

21

SAA (16”, .22 LR)

SAR

1

Nil

3

3

Nil

28

SAA (18”, .22 LR)

SAR

1

Nil

3

3

Nil

31

SAA (2.5”, .32 LC)

SAR

1

Nil

1

4

Nil

4

SAA (3”, .32 LC)

SAR

1

Nil

1

4

Nil

5

SAA (4.75”, .32 LC)

SAR

1

Nil

1

4

Nil

9

SAA (5.5”, .32 LC)

SAR

1

Nil

1

4

Nil

11

SAA (7.5”, .32 LC)

SAR

2

Nil

2

4

Nil

15

SAA (9”, .32 LC)

SAR

2

Nil

2

4

Nil

19

SAA (12”, .32 LC)

SAR

2

1-Nil

2

4

Nil

25

SAA (16”, .32 LC)

SAR

2

1-Nil

3

4

Nil

33

SAA (18”, .32 LC)

SAR

2

1-Nil

3

4

Nil

37

SAA (2.5”, .32 S&W)

SAR

1

Nil

1

3

Nil

4

SAA (3”, .32 S&W)

SAR

1

Nil

1

3

Nil

6

SAA (4.75”, .32 S&W)

SAR

1

Nil

1

4

Nil

9

SAA (5.5”, .32 S&W)

SAR

1

Nil

1

4

Nil

11

SAA (7.5”, .32 S&W)

SAR

1

Nil

1

4

Nil

16

SAA (9”, .32 S&W)

SAR

1

Nil

2

4

Nil

18

SAA (12”, .32 S&W)

SAR

1

Nil

2

4

Nil

24

SAA (16”, .32 S&W)

SAR

1

Nil

3

4

Nil

31

SAA (18”, .32 S&W)

SAR

1

Nil

3

4

Nil

35

SAA (2.5”, .32-20)

SAR

1

Nil

1

4

Nil

2

SAA (3”, .32-20)

SAR

1

Nil

1

4

Nil

4

SAA (4.75”, .32-20)

SAR

1

Nil

1

4

Nil

8

SAA (5.5”, .32-20)

SAR

2

Nil

1

4

Nil

10

SAA (7.5”, .32-20)

SAR

2

1-Nil

2

4

Nil

15

SAA (9”, .32-20)

SAR

2

1-Nil

2

4

Nil

18

SAA (12”, .32-20)

SAR

2

1-Nil

2

5

Nil

25

SAA (16”, .32-20)

SAR

2

1-Nil

3

5

Nil

34

SAA (18”, .32-20)

SAR

2

1-Nil

3

5

Nil

38

SAA (2.5”, .38 S&W)

SAR

1

Nil

1

4

Nil

5

SAA (3”, .38 S&W)

SAR

1

Nil

1

4

Nil

6

SAA (4.75”, .38 S&W)

SAR

1

Nil

1

4

Nil

12

SAA (5.5”, .38 S&W)

SAR

2

Nil

1

4

Nil

14

SAA (7.5”, .38 S&W)

SAR

2

1-Nil

2

5

Nil

19

SAA (9”, .38 S&W)

SAR

2

1-Nil

2

5

Nil

24

SAA (12”, .38 S&W)

SAR

2

1-Nil

2

5

Nil

31

SAA (16”, .38 S&W)

SAR

2

1-Nil

3

5

Nil

41

SAA (18”, .38 S&W)

SAR

2

1-Nil

3

4

Nil

45

SAA (2.5”, .38 LC)

SAR

1

Nil

1

4

Nil

4

SAA (3”, .38 LC)

SAR

1

Nil

1

4

Nil

5

SAA (4.75”, .38 LC)

SAR

2

Nil

1

4

Nil

10

SAA (5.5”, .38 LC)

SAR

2

2-Nil

1

4

Nil

12

SAA (7.5”, .38 LC)

SAR

2

1-Nil

2

4

Nil

16

SAA (9”, .38 LC)

SAR

2

1-Nil

2

5

Nil

20

SAA (12”, .38 LC)

SAR

2

1-Nil

2

5

Nil

28

SAA (16”, .38 LC)

SAR

2

1-Nil

3

5

Nil

36

SAA (18”, .38 LC)

SAR

2

1-Nil

3

5

Nil

40

SAA (2.5”, .38-40)

SAR

1

Nil

1

4

Nil

4

SAA (3”, .38-40)

SAR

2

Nil

1

4

Nil

5

SAA (4.75”, .38-40)

SAR

2

2-Nil

1

4

Nil

10

SAA (5.5”, .38-40)

SAR

2

1-Nil

1

4

Nil

12

SAA (7.5”, .38-40)

SAR

2

1-Nil

2

4

Nil

17

SAA (9”, .38-40)

SAR

2

1-Nil

2

5

Nil

21

SAA (12”, .38-40)

SAR

2

1-Nil

2

6

Nil

29

SAA (16”, .38-40)

SAR

2

1-Nil

3

6

Nil

38

SAA (18”, .38-40)

SAR

2

1-Nil

3

6

Nil

42

SAA (2.5”, .41 LC)

SAR

2

Nil

1

4

Nil

4

SAA (3”, .41 LC)

SAR

2

2-Nil

1

4

Nil

5

SAA (4.75”, .41 LC)

SAR

2

1-Nil

1

4

Nil

10

SAA (5.5”, .41 LC)

SAR

2

1-Nil

1

4

Nil

12

SAA (7.5”, .41 LC)

SAR

2

1-Nil

2

4

Nil

17

SAA (9”, .41 LC)

SAR

2

1-Nil

2

6

Nil

21

SAA (12”, .41 LC)

SAR

2

1-Nil

3

6

Nil

29

SAA (16”, .41 LC)

SAR

2

1-Nil

3

6

Nil

39

SAA (18”, .41 LC)

SAR

2

1-Nil

4

6

Nil

43

SAA (2.5”, .44 HR)

SAR

2

Nil

1

4

Nil

5

SAA (3”, .44 HR)

SAR

2

Nil

1

4

Nil

7

SAA (4.75”, .44 HR)

SAR

2

Nil

1

4

Nil

13

SAA (5.5”, .44 HR)

SAR

2

1-Nil

1

5

Nil

15

SAA (7.5”, .44 HR)

SAR

2

1-Nil

2

6

Nil

22

SAA (9”, .44 HR)

SAR

2

1-Nil

2

6

Nil

27

SAA (12”, .44 HR)

SAR

2

1-Nil

3

6

Nil

36

SAA (16”, .44 HR)

SAR

2

1-Nil

3

6

Nil

47

SAA (18”, .44 HR)

SAR

2

1-Nil

4

6

Nil

52

SAA (2.5”, .44 Sp)

SAR

2

Nil

1

4

Nil

4

SAA (3”, .44 Sp)

SAR

2

Nil

1

4

Nil

5

SAA (4.75”, .44 Sp)

SAR

2

1-Nil

1

4

Nil

10

SAA (5.5”, .44 Sp)

SAR

2

1-Nil

2

4

Nil

13

SAA (7.5”, .44 Sp)

SAR

2

1-Nil

2

5

Nil

18

SAA (9”, .44 Sp)

SAR

2

1-Nil

2

6

Nil

22

SAA (12”, .44 Sp)

SAR

3

1-Nil

3

6

Nil

31

SAA (16”, .44 Sp)

SAR

3

1-Nil

3

6

Nil

41

SAA (18”, .44 Sp)

SAR

3

1-Nil

4

6

Nil

46

SAA (2.5”, .44 S&W American)

SAR

2

Nil

1

4

Nil

5

SAA (3”, .44 S&W American)

SAR

2

1-Nil

1

4

Nil

7

SAA (4.75”, .44 S&W American)

SAR

2

1-Nil

1

4

Nil

13

SAA (5.5”, .44 S&W American)

SAR

2

1-Nil

1

4

Nil

15

SAA (7.5”, .44 S&W American)

SAR

2

1-Nil

2

6

Nil

21

SAA (9”, .44 S&W American)

SAR

2

1-Nil

2

6

Nil

26

SAA (12”, .44 S&W American)

SAR

2

1-Nil

3

6

Nil

35

SAA (16”, .44 S&W American)

SAR

2

1-Nil

3

6

Nil

45

SAA (18”, .44 S&W American)

SAR

2

1-Nil

4

6

Nil

51

SAA (2.5”, .44-40)

SAR

2

1-Nil

1

4

Nil

3

SAA (3”, .44-40)

SAR

2

1-Nil

1

4

Nil

4

SAA (4.75”, .44-40)

SAR

2

1-Nil

2

4

Nil

9

SAA (5.5”, .44-40)

SAR

2

1-Nil

2

4

Nil

11

SAA (7.5”, .44-40)

SAR

2

1-Nil

2

5

Nil

17

SAA (9”, .44-40)

SAR

2

1-Nil

2

6

Nil

20

SAA (12”, .44-40)

SAR

3

1-Nil

3

6

Nil

28

SAA (16”, .44-40)

SAR

3

1-Nil

3

6

Nil

39

SAA (18”, .44-40)

SAR

3

1-Nil

4

6

Nil

44

SAA (2.5”, .45 LC)

SAR

2

2-Nil

1

4

Nil

3

SAA (3”, .45 LC)

SAR

2

2-Nil

1

4

Nil

5

SAA (4.75”, .45 LC)

SAR

2

2-Nil

2

5

Nil

10

SAA (5.5”, .45 LC)

SAR

2

1-Nil

2

5

Nil

12

SAA (7.5”, .45 LC)

SAR

2

1-Nil

2

5

Nil

18

SAA (9”, .45 LC)

SAR

3

1-Nil

2

6

Nil

22

SAA (12”, .45 LC)

SAR

3

1-Nil

3

6

Nil

30

SAA (16”, .45 LC)

SAR

3

1-Nil

3

6

Nil

42

SAA (18”, .45 LC)

SAR

3

1-Nil

4

6

Nil

46

SAA (2.5”, .455 WR Mk I)

SAR

2

2-Nil

1

4

Nil

5

SAA (3”, .455 WR Mk I)

SAR

2

2-Nil

1

4

Nil

7

SAA (4.75”, .455 WR Mk I)

SAR

2

2-Nil

1

4

Nil

13

SAA (5.5”, .455 WR Mk I)

SAR

2

1-Nil

1

5

Nil

15

SAA (7.5”, .455 WR Mk I)

SAR

2

1-Nil

2

6

Nil

22

SAA (9”, .455 WR Mk I)

SAR

2

1-Nil

2

6

Nil

27

SAA (12”, .455 WR Mk I)

SAR

2

1-Nil

3

6

Nil

36

SAA (16”, .455 WR Mk I)

SAR

2

1-Nil

3

6

Nil

47

SAA (18”, .455 WR Mk I)

SAR

2

1-Nil

4

6

Nil

52

SAA (2.5”, .476)

SAR

2

2-Nil

1

4

Nil

5

SAA (3”, .476)

SAR

2

2-Nil

1

4

Nil

7

SAA (4.75”, .476)

SAR

2

2-Nil

1

4

Nil

13

SAA (5.5”, .476)

SAR

2

1-Nil

2

5

Nil

15

SAA (7.5”, .476)

SAR

2

1-Nil

2

6

Nil

22

SAA (9”, .476)

SAR

2

1-Nil

2

6

Nil

27

SAA (12”, .476)

SAR

3

1-Nil

3

6

Nil

36

SAA (16”, .476)

SAR

3

1-Nil

3

6

Nil

47

SAA (18”, .476)

SAR

3

1-Nil

4

6

Nil

52

 

Colt Single Action Army (2nd Generation)

     Notes: The 2nd generation of the Colt SAA began production in 1956, and remained in production until 1975.  The weapon was revived due to popular demand; after World War 2, Colt had no intention of continuing to produce the SAA. Production began on the original tooling (which Colt still had at the time), but was later switched to new tooling and production methods.  Actual variations in the design are slight (and in fact, the same serial numbers were used, though with an “SA” suffix), but the plethora of chamberings was greatly reduced, as was the sheer number of variations and barrel lengths.  Though a few original Bisley-frame, Bird’s Head grip, and other custom models were built, most of these features were added by owners or gunsmiths after delivery from Colt, and original models of these sorts are exceedingly rare.  Finish for the 2nd generation was usually a color case-hardened frame with the other metalwork being a rich blue, though some were finished in all-blue, and a few were nickel-plated.  Some were also engraved.  Grips were mostly of walnut, with some having checkered rubber grips and some even having ivory grips.  The standard models used barrels of 4.75, 5.5, or 7.5 inches.

     The Sheriff’s Model (only 500 originals produced) used a 3-inch barrel, a frame without the ejector rod shroud, and a low-profile front sight. They were produced from 1960-75.  Almost all had case color-hardened frames and blued other metalwork, though 25 were nickel-plated.  They were chambered only for .45 Long Colt.

     Buntline Models were also produced in the 2nd Generation (also known as Buntline Specials), with 10, 12, or 16-inch barrels.  Original 2nd generation examples of these are extremely rare; only 18 original 2nd generation Buntlines were built, and many of these were later cut down to more manageable proportions.  Buntlines were later built up from other 2nd generation SAAs, but the originals are virtually impossible to find, and their real-life prices are astronomical.  Most were all-blued with walnut grips, but a very few are nickel-plated and/or have checkered rubber grips.

     It also during the 2nd generation of the SAA that the Frontier, New Frontier, Frontier Scout, Scout, and Peacemaker Scout models of the SAA were introduced; they have no direct ancestors in the 1st generation, but were built in response to demand for a smaller, lighter SAAs or target models.  The Frontier Scout is a rimfire version with an alloy frame (a light frame known as the Q-Frame).  At first, these were made with a bright metal frame and a blued barrel and cylinder, but from 1957-61 an all-blued version as also made.  Most had 4.25 or 4.75-inch barrels, but a few Buntlines were made with 9-inch barrels.  A heavier version of the Frontier Scout was introduced in 1960; this used the heavier K-frame and used the same duo-tone finish, though some were nickel-plated.  The Scout is basically a reduced-size SAA, with a steel frame and chambered only for .22 Long Rifle.  Barrels were 4.75, 6, or 7 inches.  The Peacemaker Scout is another rimfire model, introduced in 1964; this version had interchangeable cylinders for .22 Long Rifle and .22 Winchester Magnum Rimfire, checkered plastic grips, and barrels that were normally 4.5 or 6 inches.  Some so-called Buntlines were also made but these had only 7.5-inch barrels.

     The New Frontier is basically a target model of the standard 2nd generation SAA, with adjustable rear sights and a flattop frame.  Almost all were chambered for either .357 Magnum or .45 Long Colt, though a very few were chambered in .38 Special, .44-40 Winchester, and .44 Special.  There were also some 70 (out of the total of 4250 New Frontiers) that were Buntline models with 12-inch barrels and firing exclusively .45 Long Colt.  Most had the standard finish for 2nd generation SAAs, but some were all-blue or nickel-plated.

     Production of the 2nd generation SAA stopped for the most part in 1975, though the Peacemaker Scout continued in production until 1982.

     Numerous companies make reproductions and replicas of the Colt Single-Action; these may be designed for modern propellants, blackpowder, or both.  They may have various chamberings and barrel lengths.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

Single Action Army (4.75” Barrel)

.38 Special

0.93 kg

6 Cylinder

$174

Single Action Army (5.5” Barrel)

.38 Special

0.95 kg

6 Cylinder

$181

Single Action Army (7.5” Barrel)

.38 Special

1 kg

6 Cylinder

$202

Single Action Army (10” Barrel)

.38 Special

1.06 kg

6 Cylinder

$227

Single Action Army (12” Barrel)

.38 Special

1.1 kg

6 Cylinder

$247

Single Action Army (16” Barrel)

.38 Special

1.18 kg

6 Cylinder

$288

Single Action Army (4.75” Barrel)

.357 Magnum and .38 Special

0.96 kg

6 Cylinder

$185

Single Action Army (5.5” Barrel)

.357 Magnum and .38 Special

0.98 kg

6 Cylinder

$193

Single Action Army (7.5” Barrel)

.357 Magnum and .38 Special

1.03 kg

6 Cylinder

$213

Single Action Army (10” Barrel)

.357 Magnum and .38 Special

1.09 kg

6 Cylinder

$238

Single Action Army (12” Barrel)

.357 Magnum and .38 Special

1.14 kg

6 Cylinder

$259

Single Action Army (16” Barrel)

.357 Magnum and .38 Special

1.22 kg

6 Cylinder

$299

Single Action Army (4.75” Barrel)

.44 Special

1.06 kg

6 Cylinder

$218

Single Action Army (5.5” Barrel)

.44 Special

1.08 kg

6 Cylinder

$226

Single Action Army (7.5” Barrel)

.44 Special

1.14 kg

6 Cylinder

$246

Single Action Army (10” Barrel)

.44 Special

1.2 kg

6 Cylinder

$271

Single Action Army (12” Barrel)

.44 Special

1.26 kg

6 Cylinder

$292

Single Action Army (16” Barrel)

.44 Special

1.35 kg

6 Cylinder

$332

Single Action Army (4.75” Barrel)

.45 Long Colt

1.13 kg

6 Cylinder

$253

Single Action Army (5.5” Barrel)

.45 Long Colt

1.15 kg

6 Cylinder

$261

Single Action Army (7.5” Barrel)

.45 Long Colt

1.22 kg

6 Cylinder

$281

Single Action Army (10” Barrel)

.45 Long Colt

1.28 kg

6 Cylinder

$307

Single Action Army (12” Barrel)

.45 Long Colt

1.34 kg

6 Cylinder

$327

Single Action Army (16” Barrel)

.45 Long Colt

1.44 kg

6 Cylinder

$368

SAA Sheriff’s Model

.45 Long Colt

1.04 kg

6 Cylinder

$236

SAA Frontier Scout (Light) (4.25” Barrel)

.22 Long Rifle

0.71 kg

6 Cylinder

$89

SAA Frontier Scout (Light) (4.75” Barrel)

.22 Long Rifle

0.73 kg

6 Cylinder

$94

SAA Frontier Scout (Light) (9.5” Barrel)

.22 Long Rifle

0.92 kg

6 Cylinder

$142

SAA Frontier Scout (Light) (4.25” Barrel)

.22 Winchester Magnum Rimfire

0.79 kg

6 Cylinder

$105

SAA Frontier Scout (Light) (4.75” Barrel)

.22 Winchester Magnum Rimfire

0.81 kg

6 Cylinder

$110

SAA Frontier Scout (Light) (9.5” Barrel)

.22 Winchester Magnum Rimfire

1.02 kg

6 Cylinder

$159

SAA Frontier Scout (Heavy) (4.25” Barrel)

.22 Long Rifle

0.77 kg

6 Cylinder

$89

SAA Frontier Scout (Heavy) (4.75” Barrel)

.22 Long Rifle

0.79 kg

6 Cylinder

$94

SAA Frontier Scout (Heavy) (9.5” Barrel)

.22 Long Rifle

1 kg

6 Cylinder

$142

SAA Frontier Scout (Heavy) (4.25” Barrel)

.22 Winchester Magnum Rimfire

0.86 kg

6 Cylinder

$105

SAA Frontier Scout (Heavy) (4.75” Barrel)

.22 Winchester Magnum Rimfire

0.88 kg

6 Cylinder

$110

SAA Frontier Scout (Heavy) (9.5” Barrel)

.22 Winchester Magnum Rimfire

1.11 kg

6 Cylinder

$159

SAA Scout (4.75” Barrel)

.22 Long Rifle

0.83 kg

6 Cylinder

$94

SAA Scout (6” Barrel)

.22 Long Rifle

0.89 kg

6 Cylinder

$106

SAA Scout (7” Barrel)

.22 Long Rifle

0.93 kg

6 Cylinder

$117

SAA Peacemaker Scout (4.5” Barrel)

.22 Long Rifle and .22 Winchester Magnum Rimfire

0.81 kg

6 Cylinder

$107

SAA Peacemaker Scout (6” Barrel)

.22 Long Rifle and .22 Winchester Magnum Rimfire

0.88 kg

6 Cylinder

$122

SAA Peacemaker Scout (7.5” Barrel)

.22 Long Rifle and .22 Winchester Magnum Rimfire

0.94 kg

6 Cylinder

$137

SAA New Frontier (4.75” Barrel)

.38 Special

0.98 kg

6 Cylinder

$175

SAA New Frontier (5.5” Barrel)

.38 Special

1 kg

6 Cylinder

$183

SAA New Frontier (7.5” Barrel)

.38 Special

1.05 kg

6 Cylinder

$204

SAA New Frontier (4.75” Barrel)

.357 Magnum and .38 Special

1.01 kg

6 Cylinder

$186

SAA New Frontier (5.5” Barrel)

.357 Magnum and .38 Special

1.03 kg

6 Cylinder

$194

SAA New Frontier (7.5” Barrel)

.357 Magnum and .38 Special

1.08 kg

6 Cylinder

$215

SAA New Frontier (4.75” Barrel)

.44 Special

1.11 kg

6 Cylinder

$219

SAA New Frontier (5.5” Barrel)

.44 Special

1.13 kg

6 Cylinder

$227

SAA New Frontier (7.5” Barrel)

.44 Special

1.2 kg

6 Cylinder

$248

SAA New Frontier (4.75” Barrel)

.44-40 Winchester

1.16 kg

6 Cylinder

$238

SAA New Frontier (5.5” Barrel)

.44-40 Winchester

1.18 kg

6 Cylinder

$246

SAA New Frontier (7.5” Barrel)

.44-40 Winchester

1.25 kg

6 Cylinder

$267

SAA New Frontier (4.75” Barrel)

.45 Long Colt

1.19 kg

6 Cylinder

$255

SAA New Frontier (5.5” Barrel)

.45 Long Colt

1.21 kg

6 Cylinder

$262

SAA New Frontier (7.5” Barrel)

.45 Long Colt

1.28 kg

6 Cylinder

$283

SAA New Frontier (12” Barrel)

.45 Long Colt

1.41 kg

6 Cylinder

$330

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

SAA (4.75”, .38)

SAR

2

Nil

1

4

Nil

9

SAA (5.5”, .38)

SAR

2

Nil

1

4

Nil

11

SAA (7.5”, .38)

SAR

2

1-Nil

2

4

Nil

15

SAA (10”, .38)

SAR

2

1-Nil

2

4

Nil

21

SAA (12”, .38)

SAR

2

1-Nil

2

5

Nil