Should I buy a new Colt Single Action Army?

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  1. IndianaMatt

    IndianaMatt

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    I put on layaway a gorgeous new 4 3/4" bbl Colt SAA at my local gun shop. I've always wanted one in 4 3/4", the price is decent, and I finally have a few spare bucks.

    Wife is not happy but my pappy told me that's a woman's job is to be unhappy with her husband's spending and drinking habits.

    I really want this gun and can't get it off my mind. Pull the trigger!? Please help.
     
  2. Bruce M

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    If we look at prices of SAAs over the years and this trend continues, my guess is that in a decade or three whatever you paid for it will seem comparatively a bargain.

    As far as the spousal issue, I am presuming that regular household bills are current and there is at least a slight cushion to deal with the unexpected.
     
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  3. redcat11

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    I think every collection should have a Colt SAA.
     
  4. ithaca_deerslayer

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    I wouldn't mind a Colt SAA.

    I also like the Ruger Vaquero.

    But I'm currently hoping for a Smith and Wesson double action revolver .22LR. So it will be a loooooooooooooong time before my wife ever lets me get a Colt SAA. :rofl:

    But I do have this little .22LR :)

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  5. bac1023

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    Get one. They're great revolvers. :cool:


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  6. SmokeRoss

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    Jump on it and don't look back. Maybe let her shoot it with light loads while she is wearing her cowgirl boots and hat. She'll be won over for sure.
     
  7. JBnTX

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    There you go!

    Get her a sexy little cowgirl outfit, complete with a belt and holster,
    to wear while she's shooting your new Colt.

    She can even wear it later tonight, if you know what I mean.

    You just might find yourself buying a lot of Colt SAA's.
     
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  8. ithaca_deerslayer

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    What caliber?
     
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  9. bac1023

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    I always thought 45 Colt or another cartridge as old as the original design was the way to go for a SAA.
     
  10. bac1023

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    :animlol:
     
  11. SmokeRoss

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    I meant JUST the boots and hat.:wavey: o.k. well maybe the holster too.
     
  12. ipscshooter

    ipscshooter Mostly IDPA now

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    Yep.

    45 Colt or 44-40.
     
  13. Batesmotel

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    Do it. Every collection needs one.
     
  14. 257 roberts

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    do it! Colt SAA's are an American Icon
     
  15. bac1023

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    Exactly
     
  16. fnfalman

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    I would get one in .357 Mag so that I can shoot the .38 Special.
     
  17. cphilip

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    Or 44 mag so you can shoot 44 special :thumbsup:
     
  18. SmokeRoss

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    I don't think you can get the Colt SAA in 44 mag although they are made in .44 special. I have 2 2nd Gen Colts in .357. One of them is the 4 3/4 bbl and is in the stagecoach box. Yeah, Baby. Also have a 3rd in the .44 special along with several 1st Gen cowboy guns. Fun stuff. I shoot them all.
     
  19. CajunBass

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    I have been tempted by the siren call of a Colt SAA, (in 45 Colt of course) on a number of occasions.

    Lord willing, one day, I will sucumb.
     
  20. cphilip

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    I think they made a few. But... I also think they are scarcer than hens teeth. There was also a lot of custom copies made, not by Colt, in 44 mag plus there are some conversions out there. But overall your right. It was not something normal in Colts production.