Nickel SAA question


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Radarcarve
February 12, 2012, 01:26 PM
On the early nickel finish SAA's (1st generation), were the screws in the frame and the trigger nickel as well? I have seen some blue screws and trigger and wondered if it was a refinish, or original. Thanks, Lee

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Old Fuff
February 12, 2012, 02:22 PM
Yes and no..... :)

Colt offered them both ways, but I think most had nickeled screws.

rcmodel
February 12, 2012, 02:22 PM
I'm far from an expert on early Colts, but:
Here are two orginial finish ones with blued screws and base pin.

http://www.collectorsfirearms.com/admin/product_details.php?itemID=26802

http://www.collectorsfirearms.com/admin/product_details.php?itemID=26699

However, R.L. Wilsons Colt book shows some engraved factory finish guns with nickled screws too.

But I think most plain nickle guns had fire blued screws & base pin.

rc

CraigC
February 12, 2012, 03:49 PM
Most were all nickel but you could order it either way.

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