Colt Single Actions - 1st Generation

  • Colt Single Action Army .38-40 caliber revolver. Manufactured in 1906. Bore is good plus with strong rifling. Action works perfectly. Barrel length is 5 ½”. Gun has somewhat worn American Eagle grips which are certainly more desirable than the plain grips. All markings are sharp and clear except caliber marking on barrel which is not visible but we can assure you it is. Honest 
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    Colt Single Action Army .38-40 (C13037)

    $2,450.00

    Colt Single Action Army .38-40 caliber revolver. Manufactured in 1906. Bore is good plus with strong rifling. Action works perfectly. Barrel length is 5 ½”. Gun has somewhat worn American Eagle grips which are...

  • Colt Single Action Army Etched Panel Frontier Six Shooter .44-40 caliber revolver.
Made in 1881. Beautiful gun in new condition as restored by Dave Lanera. Mr. Lanera is renowned for his Colt Single Action Army restorations. Wood grips are excellent This gun was originally shipped to Hartley and Graham in a shipment of 50 guns. A factory letter is included. Very fine Etched panel .44-40 Colt Single Action. 
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    Colt Single Action Army Etched Panel Frontier Six Shooter .44-40 (C12961)

    $5,500.00

    Colt Single Action Army Etched Panel Frontier Six Shooter .44-40 caliber revolver. Made in 1881. Beautiful gun in new condition as restored by Dave Lanera. Mr. Lanera is renowned for his Colt Single Action Army restorations...

  • Colt Bisley .44-40 caliber revolver.
Mint condition Colt Bisley. Manufactured in 1909. This is a factory refinished Bisley with factory rework numbers (matching) with ampersand marking on the trigger guard. Caliber is .44-40. Gun has the factory replacement barrel marked “Bisley Model Frontier Six Shooter 44-40”. Barrel length is 7 ½”. Gun is in “Like New” condition as factory done. Note: Colt Offered a service prior to WWII to refinish and change calibers if you wished. The ampersand on the left side of the trigger guard shows factory work. This is a beautiful example of top quality Colt Pre-war work on a great looking revolver!
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    Colt Bisley .44-40 (C12941)

    $6,500.00

    Colt Bisley .44-40 caliber revolver. Mint condition Colt Bisley. Manufactured in 1909. This is a factory refinished Bisley with factory rework numbers (matching) with ampersand marking on the trigger guard. Caliber is .44-40...

  • Colt Bisley .45 Colt caliber revolver.
Manufactured in 1902. 45 Long Colt caliber. Barrel length is 4 ¾”. Bore is shiny with strong rifling. Action works perfectly. Grips are excellent, except for a chip on the left grip bottom. Gun has approximately 40-45% original blue. Fine old Bisley with good blue and near excellent bore.  
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    Colt Bisley .45 Colt (C12927)

    $3,450.00

    Colt Bisley .45 Colt caliber revolver. Manufactured in 1902. 45 Long Colt caliber. Barrel length is 4 ¾”. Bore is shiny with strong rifling. Action works perfectly. Grips are excellent, except for a chip on the...

  • Colt Single Action Army .32WCF caliber revolver. Very fine engraved Colt Single 
Action Army. Made in 1906. .32-20 with a 4 ¾” barrel. Gun is almost full coverage engraved and gold plated. This gun was definitely carried. All of the engraving appears old, certainly older style. Gun has steer head carved pearl grips inlayed with gold coins. This was popular in the 1920’s. This gun comes with a factory letter where it was shipped to Simmons Hardware. Very fine interesting gun!

    Colt Single Action Army .32WCF (C12904)

    $8,500.00

    Colt Single Action Army .32WCF caliber revolver. Very fine engraved Colt Single Action Army. Made in 1906. .32-20 with a 4 ¾” barrel. Gun is almost full coverage engraved and gold plated. This gun was definitely...

  • Engraved Colt Single Action Army .45LC caliber revolver. Made in 1882. Frame is not matching to the trigger guard and back strap. Barrel and cylinder are later replacements, but original Colt factory parts. Gun has been nicely engraved. It is nickel plated on the barrel, frame, trigger guard and back strap and the cylinder and ejector housing are gold plated. Gun is in 97% condition as finished after engraving. Very nicely done carved steer head grips. Very attractive gun!

    Engraved Colt Single Action Army .45LC (C12902)

    $3,295.00

    Engraved Colt Single Action Army .45LC caliber revolver. Made in 1882. Frame is not matching to the trigger guard and back strap. Barrel and cylinder are later replacements, but original Colt factory parts. Gun has been...

  • Colt Single Action Army .45LC caliber revolver. Very interesting Colt Single Action Army made in 1891. Very interesting decorated gun. This gun was started out life as a cavalry model with a 7 ½” barrel. It was then made into an Artillery model for the Spanish American War. Then this was made into a “Sunday Picnic Bar B Que” gun. This gun is unusual in that it is not engraved, it is overlayed with silver and decorated with some sort of decorative stones. The overlay is engraved on the right hand side (the show side). The cylinder and the ejector housing were gold plated. Very nice grips. Unusual decorated gun!

    Colt Single Action Army .45LC (C12900)

    $5,500.00

    Colt Single Action Army .45LC caliber revolver. Very interesting Colt Single Action Army made in 1891. Very interesting decorated gun. This gun was started out life as a cavalry model with a 7 ½” barrel. It was...

  • Colt Artillery Model Single Action Army .45LC caliber revolver. Artillery Model .45LC with stag grips and 5 1/2” barrel made in 1891. This gun is an Artillery Model that has been refinished and had stag grips added. Numbers are correctly non-matching. Backstrap number is not present which was done on later artillery models. Nice gun altered for the civilian market.

    Colt Artillery Model Single Action Army .45LC (C12895)

    $3,295.00

    Colt Artillery Model Single Action Army .45LC caliber revolver. Artillery Model .45LC with stag grips and 5 1/2” barrel made in 1891. This gun is an Artillery Model that has been refinished and had stag grips added...

  • Colt Single Action Army .45 Boxer caliber revolver. Made in 1877 with a 5 ½” barrel. Gun has British proofs on barrel and cylinder. All are very small. Condition is excellent with 90% of the original finish remaining with the main concentration loss on the front and backstrap. Screws still have traces of fire blue. This gun has the Pall Mall address on the barrel. The London Shop was under the leadership of Von Oppen and a lot of nickel guns sold through here. Very fine early Colt Single Action!

    Colt Single Action Army .45 Boxer (C12891)

    $7,500.00

    Colt Single Action Army .45 Boxer caliber revolver. Made in 1877 with a 5 ½” barrel. Gun has British proofs on barrel and cylinder. All are very small. Condition is excellent with 90% of the original finish...

  • Colt Single Action Army .41 caliber pistol. Black powder single action. Manufactured in 1893 barrel length 4 ¾”. Bore is very good plus shiny with very good rifling. Action works perfectly. Frame has approximately 30% fading case colors. Gun has approximately 50% blue. Gun has later period Colt grips.

    Colt Single Action Army .38 WCF (C12776)

    $3,250.00

    Colt Single Action Army .38 WCF caliber pistol. Manufactured in 1902 very good bore with strong rifling. Action works perfectly. Barrel and ejector housing have approximately 40% blue, cylinder and grip straps have...

  • Presentation Early Colt Single Action Army Pall Mall Addressed .45 Caliber Revolver. Made in 1877. Barrel measures 5 ½” in .45 Ely Short. This gun has a Pall Mall barrel address. Metal has a smooth brown patina and is reasonably sharp. Trigger guard has a “45 Cal/B” marking which we believe is traditionally for .45 Boxer guns. Back strap has a presentation marking, “Presented to/ R. C. H. Uhr Esq. P.M.” We have not been able to find any information on Mr. Uhr, but more research needs to be done. The right hand side grip is inlayed with a British Silver Coin. This gun comes with a letter confirming that it was shipped to London Agency with 56 other guns. Very interesting British Presentation Colt Single Action.

    Presentation Early Colt Single Action Army (C12750)

    $5,500.00

    Presentation Early Colt Single Action Army Pall Mall Addressed .45 Caliber Revolver. Made in 1877. Barrel measures 5 ½” in .45 Ely Short. This gun has a Pall Mall barrel address. Metal has a smooth brown patina...

  • Colt Single Action Army .45 LC Caliber Revolver. Nickel Finish. Made in 1882. .45 LC with a 7 ½” barrel. Gun has 40%-50% of the original finish. Gun is all matching and locks up tight. Beautiful grips. This gun comes with a factory letter confirming all features including the nickel finish. It was shipped to Simmon Hardware which was Colt’s main distributor in 1882. Very fine gun that has an old west appearance!

    Colt Single Action Army .45 LC (C12747)

    $4,995.00

    Colt Single Action Army .45 LC Caliber Revolver. Nickel Finish. Made in 1882. .45 LC with a 7 ½” barrel. Gun has 40%-50% of the original finish. Gun is all matching and locks up tight. Beautiful grips. This gun...

  • Colt Single Action Army .38 Colt Caliber Revolver. Rare Colt Single Action Army .38 Colt Caliber. Made in 1928. 4 ¾” Barrel in rare .38 Colt caliber. Only 1365 guns were made in this caliber. Gun is in excellent condition with 96%+ of the original blue. Frame has bright case colors. Grips are excellent. Gun is all matching. This gun comes with factory letter confirming all features. It was shipped to Richards and Conover Hardware in Kansas City, Mo. with one gun in shipment. Very fine gun in a very scarce caliber. 
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    Colt Single Action Army .38 Colt (C12746)

    $6,500.00

    Colt Single Action Army .38 Colt Caliber Revolver. Rare Colt Single Action Army .38 Colt Caliber. Made in 1928. 4 ¾” Barrel in rare .38 Colt caliber. Only 1365 guns were made in this caliber. Gun is in excellent...

  • Colt Frontier Six Shooter Etched Panel .44-40 Caliber Revolver. Made in 1882. 7 ½” barrel in .44-40. Gun is in very fine condition with 75% of the original finish. Barrel has a beautiful acid etched panel that says, “Colt Frontier Six Shooter” signifying it is a .44-40.  The one piece wood grips are excellent with a lot of the original varnish. Action works perfectly and locks up tight. Gun is all matching. This gun comes with a Factory letter confirming all features including the nickel finish and it was shipped to Hartley and Graham in New York with 50 guns in shipment. Very nice original black powder single action!

    Colt Frontier Six Shooter Etched Panel .44-40 (C12741)

    $6,500.00

    Colt Frontier Six Shooter Etched Panel .44-40 Caliber Revolver. Made in 1882. 7 ½” barrel in .44-40. Gun is in very fine condition with 75% of the original finish. Barrel has a beautiful acid etched panel that...

  • Colt Single Action Army Bisley Model .38-40 Caliber Revolver. Texas Shipped. Made in 1902. 4 ¾” barrel in .38-40. Metal has 50%-60% of the original blue and case colors on the frame. Grips are excellent. This gun comes with a factory letter confirming all features. It was shipped to Bering Cortes Hardware in Houston, Texas. Bering Hardware is a legendary Houston institution still operating to this day. Very fine Texas shipped Bisley. 
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    Colt Single Action Army Bisley Model .38-40 (C12740)

    $3,795.00

    Colt Single Action Army Bisley Model .38-40 Caliber Revolver. Texas Shipped. Made in 1902. 4 ¾” barrel in .38-40. Metal has 50%-60% of the original blue and case colors on the frame. Grips are excellent. This...

  • Colt Factory Engraved Long Flute Single Action Army .45 LC Caliber Pistol. Extremely Rare Factory Engraved Colt Single Action Army Long Flute made in 1915. Only 10-11 of these guns are known to be factory engraved with the long flute double action cylinder. Colt was using up the cylinders from the Colt 1878 DA’s after that gun was discontinued. Approximately 900 or so of these guns were made with the long flute cylinder, but only a few were factory engraved. At one time it was published that only 4 of these long flute guns were factory engraved, but since then more of them have surfaced. This gun is in excellent condition with 95%+ of the original nickel finish. The main concentration of finish lost is on the cylinder which is just minor flaking. This gun letters as seen being factory engraved with a 4 3/4” barrel, in .45 LC, with nickel finish, factory engraved, furnished with a double action cylinder and shipped to Shapleigh Hardware in St. Louis. Very rare gun. Not many opportunities to buy one of these.

    Colt Factory Engraved Long Flute Single Action Army .45 LC (C12733)

    $67,500.00

    Colt Factory Engraved Long Flute Single Action Army .45 LC Caliber Pistol. Extremely Rare Factory Engraved Colt Single Action Army Long Flute made in 1915. Only 10-11 of these guns are known to be factory engraved with the...

  • Colt Factory Engraved Single Action Army .45 LC Caliber Pistol. Factory Engraved Colt Single Army Action made in 1929. Near mint factory engraved Colt Single Action Army.  Gun has 99% of the original factory blue and bright case colors on the frame. This is a Wilbur Glahn engraved gun and comes with a factory letter. It initially left the factory in October of 1929 and was shipped to Alker-Donovan Company in New Orleans, La. It was returned to have the grips changed out and was then shipped to B.H. Dyas Company in Los Angeles, Ca. It was once again returned and switched out with pearl grips before finally being shipped to E.S. Sporting Good in Austin, Texas. On one of these returns, the barrel was changed from a 5 ½” to a 4 ¾”. Or there was an error in the factory ledger that recorded this gun as 5 ½” when it was originally 4 ¾”. Typically, when a gun goes back to the factory, this indicated it to be a show gun. This is possible, or this was a gun that was hard to sell due to the cost and the great depression. This gun is all factory original. There has been no refinishing whatsoever. Grips are beautiful pearl carved steer heads. Absolute all original factory engraved Single Action shipped to Texas!

    Colt Factory Engraved Single Action Army .45 LC (C12732)

    $39,995.00

    Colt Factory Engraved Single Action Army .45 LC Caliber Pistol. Factory Engraved Colt Single Army Action made in 1929. Near mint factory engraved Colt Single Action Army. Gun has 99% of the original factory blue and bright...

  • Colt Bisley .38 WCF caliber revolver. Manufactured in 1909. Bore is excellent but has a small bulge half way down the barrel. Not readily noticeable, and does not affect the shooting of the revolver. Action works perfectly. Grips are near excellent. Gun has about 30% faded but visible case colors. Gun has approximately 30-35% original blue. Screws are all excellent. Sharp gun with good original finish.    <!--  serial number 311722  -->

    Colt Bisley .38 WCF (C12620)

    $2,150.00

    Colt Bisley .38 WCF caliber revolver. Manufactured in 1909. Bore is excellent but has a small bulge half way down the barrel. Not readily noticeable, and does not affect the shooting of the revolver. Action works perfectly...

  • U.S. Martial Colt Single Action Army Ainsworth Revolver. Made in 1874. Metal has a dark brown patina with spots of pitting throughout. All Ainsworth markings are present. The “U.S.” on the left hand side of the frame has been obliterated during the time of use. John Kopec suggests the gun was captured by Indians which is not something you normally find in one of his letters. This gun comes with a Kopec letter that mentions minor modifications that were done in the period of use and Kopec calls this gun “an honest old Cavalry Colt”. This gun was found in Texas a number of years ago and we can write a letter stating that if the buyer wishes.

    U.S. Martial Colt Single Action Army Ainsworth Revolver (C12618)

    $14,500.00

    U.S. Martial Colt Single Action Army Ainsworth Revolver. Made in 1874. Metal has a dark brown patina with spots of pitting throughout. All Ainsworth markings are present. The “U.S.” on the left hand side of the...

  • Colt Single Action Army .38 W.C.F. caliber revolver. Pre-War Colt Single Action manufactured approximately 1911. .38-40 caliber. Barrel length 4 ¾”. Action works perfectly. Grips are excellent. Bore has fair to good rifling and corrosion in the grooves. Interesting old Single Action with initials “WG” on backstrap, frame and barrel. Gun is sharp as are the markings.

    Colt Single Action Army .38 W.C.F. caliber revolver (12466)

    $2,475.00

    Colt Single Action Army .38 W.C.F. caliber revolver. Pre-War Colt Single Action manufactured approximately 1911. .38-40 caliber. Barrel length 4 ¾”. Action works perfectly. Grips are excellent. Bore has fair to...