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Brand-X Single Action Army Revolvers
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August 3, 2021 - 6:01 pm
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Many of us have a cross-over interest in the Colt Single Action Army revolvers.  Our latest episode of “The Cinnabar” shows some of the basic mechanical issues to look for when evaluating the SAA.  Mark

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Thanks, Mark. I’ve avoided collectible Colts for over 30 years because I know very little about them. I have had several good Ubertis and a 3rd Gen, all got spring kits so I’m no stranger to the components involved. Maybe it’s time I added a 1st Gen to the stable. My replicas make good eye candy and are fun to shoot but my only “real” Colt’s these days are 1911 “social equipment”. 

I liked the joke about the uranium mine; I tell people I was born in Oak Ridge, TN and I don’t need to turn on the lights when nature calls at night.

 

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Another great video.  I’ll have to play with my 2 1st gens to see how sloppy they might be.  Never have shot either of them and now, maybe never.

Like you, I have a slicked up Uberti to shoot.  My friend was one of the original SASS members and a gunsmith.  He knew what to do with the Uberti to make it smooth and last longer.

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Good video Mark, lot of good info here.  Any one ever tell you that you are a natural at making videos? Enjoyed it, and many thanks!

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My old man bought a 1st generation colt in 38W.C.F. for on the cheap side one time, as the seller told him it had major problems as the seller couldn’t get to work and it hadn’t been fired in many years. The hammer just flopped back and forth with the cylinder not moving properly. Other than the mechanical issues the gun looked great had matching numbers and good patina finish.

Long story short the only thing wrong with it, was it needed a good cleaning. It was packed full of hardened grease and junk. He disassembled it, cleaned it and put it back together. Its been working fine ever since. He didn’t have to change a single part or fix anything.

Sometimes you just get lucky.

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Maverick 

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