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Model Single Action Army
Colt Revolver Single Action Army .45 Colt Variant-3
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Gun Dimensions Width:No Data
Length:10.25-in Height:No Data
Barrel:4.75-in Weight:35-oz
Variant 3 of 6
Gun Rankings
  • Power Factor (250 grain bullet)219000
  • Recoil Factor (250 grain bullet)9.76 ft-lb
  • Total Capacity6 rounds
  • ConcealabilityPoor
  • Defense Factor64%
Gun Specifications
Produced:1976 - 2018
Caliber:.45 Colt
Action:revolving chamber
Trigger:single-action (SA)
Safety:transfer bar
Frame:nickel finish steel
Grip:Double Eagle black composite
Sights:fixed blade front, fixed rear
Notes:Third Generation
Colt's Manufacturing Company, LLC
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Gun Value
MSRP:$1,799.00Used Est:$1,700.00
Last Update:8/27/2023
About the Gun

The Colt Single Action Army was designed for the US government service revolver trials of 1873 and was ultimately adopted as the standard military service revolver. A venerable single-action six-shooter, the gun is also known as the Colt .45 and sometimes as The Equalizer or Colt Peacekeeper. Single Action Army revolvers are categorized by generation. The first generation revolvers were produced between 1873 and 1940. Second Generation Colts were produced from 1956 to 1974. The Third Generation ran from 1976 until 1982 and became a limited-issue product. In 1994, production resumed and is known either as 'Late Third Generation' or sometimes Fourth Generation.

Cartridge Specifications
Cartridge: .45 Colt
Alias: .45 Long Colt
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Ballistics for This Gun
Selected Bullet Mass:250 grains
MV:876 ft/sec ME:426 ft-lbs
About the Cartridge

This cartridge was adopted by the US Army in 1873 for the legendary Colt Single Action Army 'Peacemaker' revolver. This is yet another cartridge that was originally a black-powder design. This cartridge is still very popular today, used in many derringers and cowboy action revolvers.

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