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Does it have to be a Colt? The only S/A I've got is a USFA, SAA, in 45 Colt. From 2006.

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I don't shoot it a lot, but it sure is purty. It's an "American made" model. No Uberti parts. It was made in Hartford Conn, in the old Colt factory building I understand. They call it "under the blue dome." Shame they're a part of history now.
 

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Does it have to be a Colt? The only S/A I've got is a USFA, SAA, in 45 Colt. From 2006.

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I don't shoot it a lot, but it sure is purty. It's an "American made" model. No Uberti parts. It was made in Hartford Conn, in the old Colt factory building I understand. They call it "under the blue dome." Shame they're a part of history now.
Very nice SAA you have. Need not be a Colt. One of my favorite SAA style guns is this 4.6” original Ruger Vaquero. 45 Colt. Built like a tank
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Can't afford the real thing, but of any handgun, the SA's seem to be a gun that has feel right;. barrel length, weight, etc. I guess maybe because an SA has to feel like it's part of you to shoot well, more so than any other type of handgun. At least in my experience.

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Does it have to be a Colt? The only S/A I've got is a USFA, SAA, in 45 Colt. From 2006.

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I don't shoot it a lot, but it sure is purty. It's an "American made" model. No Uberti parts. It was made in Hartford Conn, in the old Colt factory building I understand. They call it "under the blue dome." Shame they're a part of history now.
IMHO, that's better than a Colt. Nice piece.
 
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Looks like the 1889 has a cut down front sight......does it shoot to point?
 

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at one time had one of the US military issue “artillery“ model 45’s ( bought for a fair price and later sold for much more) and the problem was it shot a good 1 foot high at 50 feet.
fairly common with older guns from my experience especially old military rifles.
those USPFA single actions were very nice. I at one time owned a les Baer 1911 with the 1.5 inch group package. A friend had one of the short sheriff model USFA’s. I could shoot the sheriffs model as well as the Baer ( out to 25 yards at least)
 

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Looks like the 1889 has a cut down front sight......does it shoot to point?
It does not shoot to point of aim. It shoots high. I have loaded light rds with 250 and 230 gr bullets and shot cowboy rds But can’t recall the weight. Part of its history, I suppose.
 

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Dragon, nice. those appear to be decent prices these days. Are any shot or NIB?
Those were previously owned by a Colt employee. They were service award pistols and allegedly never fired. I live in Northern Connecticut and we see quite a few of these Colt and S&W employee guns coming on the market. The retired employees are aging out and it some circumstances, their family members don’t want the guns. Mine has now been shot. :)
 
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