1884 Colt

Vintage 1884 Colt 45 SAA
Vintage 1884 Colt 45 SAA

The 1884 Colt 45 SAA is a single action revolver made by Colt’s Manufacturing Company and also known as the Peacemaker, Model P and the Colt 45. It is better known as the Single Action Army. The Colt Peacemaker has been offered in over 30 different calibers and various barrel lengths. The Colt 45 has a revolving cylinder holding six cartridges. Standard barrel lengths include 4 3/4 inch, 5 1/2 inch and 7 1/2 inch. Its overall appearance has remained consistent since 1873.

Vintage 1884 Colt 45 SAA Shooting Video
A close up Video of two nice Vintage 1884 Colt 45 SAA (1st & 2nd Generation)
in which the basics of operation are demonstrated.

This video shows an actual 1884 vintage Colt 45 SAA, using the required black powder cartridges.
Colt's Single Action Army Revolver - by Doc O'Meara

Colt’s Single Action Army Revolver is the one revolver that captures the spirit of the American cowboy and holds the attention of gun enthusiasts and collectors around the world. It has been in continuous production since 1873, copied by more than a dozen manufacturers and remains as popular today as it was more than a century ago. In Colt’s Single Action Army Revolver, author Doc O’Meara takes readers on a journey of discovery looking at this remarkable revolver from its beginnings. With production figures and serial number information, O’Meara serves collectors and historians. He also tests several modern reproductions of Colts and their rivals, providing ballistic and accuracy data for the shooter. This book provides production figures, serial numbers by year and rarities. Also included is 16 page color section featuring rare and exotic Colts and the people who owned them. Find More Vintage Colt items including the book featured here.

Vintage 1873 Colt Peacemaker
Vintage 1873 Colt Peacemaker
Several hundred thousand Peacemakers of various models were manufactured
The last ones in 1972.