Gun Report

Colt Single Action Army .45 Colt 1907

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Conditional Buy. Unless you're bitten by the gotta-have-a-real-Colt bug, this might not be for you. However, in spite of a century of service, this valuable ald Colt still had lots of life in it.

Colt Single Action Army .45 Colt 1907

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Home Defense
Surplus/Collectible
Recreational
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Trigger Pull Single
Trigger Span Single

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Yes, it was the real thing. Oddly, it felt like it too. We can’t explain, but this old Colt with its fancy custom one-piece grips had an aura that defied description. It was worn, but not worn out. The barrel was pitted, but it still put its black-powder loads into tight groups. The chambers were also pitted, but the empties—even from black powder loads—came out easily.
This slightly rounded trigger guard was Colt's standard shape around the end of the 19th Century. The frame corners and screw heads are still sharp.
The hammer here is on the second notch, and the cylinder is being held against the hand. The chambers line up with ejection port. When the hand wears a bit more, the cases will bind against the frame, and it's time for a new part.
Barrel shows signs of pitting, and slight buffing marks, indicating a reblue, but the "45 Colt" marking is still visible.

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