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Sixshooter_45
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« on: July 02, 2017, 12:28:06 pm »


I'm contemplating purchasing my first Colt SAA and am currently looking at the following listings, I understand the differences between 1st, 2nd, and 3rd generation Colts but do not know if some the listings features of a particular gun would make them undesirable.

I plan on shooting it!

So please feel free to inform me as to what purchase and more specifically why I might want to stay away from purchasing one of the following.

http://www.gunbroker.com/item/660006796
http://www.gunbroker.com/item/660013646
http://www.gunbroker.com/item/661636473
http://www.gunbroker.com/item/659791350
http://www.gunbroker.com/item/662930001
http://www.gunbroker.com/item/660139587

Thanks for any information about these.
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« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2017, 01:17:36 pm »

All of the guns on your list except one are third gens.  Any of them would be a great shooter.  The 2nd gen is nice but I personally wouldn't pay that much for a shooter.  Some second gens are collectible if they are in new condition.  Otherwise a Colt is a Colt and they will all shoot.  Depending on what you want to do with it a spring kit will make life easier and if you intend to shoot it in competion an action job is almost a necessity.
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« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2017, 10:33:50 pm »

Even given today's inflated Colt SAA prices, those seem high.  Keep looking (everywhere you can think of), you should be able to find one for less $$$.
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« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2017, 01:08:15 pm »

Don't take this as gospel but my research indicates and 3rd Gen with a serial number of S34xxxA or higher should have a removeable cylinder bushing.
I personally don't like gold writing or other commemorative markings and I think most commemoratives are not considered as desireable as normal factory guns by collectors.
I do see a problem with the last one. The seller says it was made in 2009 but the factory letter say 1999. The serial number seems too low for a 2009 gun so I think 1999 is correct. Serial number and pictures also indicate pressed in cylinder bushing not removeable cylinder bushing.
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