Gun Report

Colt Single Action Army .45 Colt

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This great-looking sixgun needed gunsmithing, we thought, something that so expensive a revolver ought not to need.

Colt Single Action Army .45 Colt

Gun Details

Model Name
Model Number
Home Defense
Concealed Carry
Caliber Plus Cartridge
Weight Unloaded
Overall Length
Barrel Length
Sight Radius
Overall Height
Front Strap Height
Back Strap Height
Maximum Width
Grip Thickness Max
Grip Circumference Max
Frame Material
Barrel Material
Grip Material
Trigger Pull Single
Trigger Span Single

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The hard-rubber grips were much too fat for the gun, stuck up in the breeze, and left sharp edges to cut or gouge the fingers. Hard rubber doesn't shrink much, and there was no excuse for this.
The base-pin bushing was rough on the end, indicating faulty or careless machining. We'd expect this, maybe, on a sub-$400 revolver.
Buffed to within an inch of its life, the Colt's front sight had a rounded top and many bright highlights to confuse the shooter on its rounded-over rear edges.

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