c1912 mfr. NEW ORLEANS LETTERED COLT SAA “PEACEMAKER” .41 LC Revolver C&R
NEW ORLEANS SHIPPED in .41 Colt!
Here we present a Lettered C&R Colt Single Action Army Revolver, manufactured in 1912 in Hartford, Connecticut and shipped, along with 9 others, to the A. Baldwin & Company of New Orleans, Louisiana. This was a hardware store that sold tools, firearms, and home goods.
The Colt “Peacemaker” was introduced in 1873 and has become one of the most iconic firearms in all of history, thanks to its widespread use by the U.S. military, civilians and, more recently, in Western films. Total production numbers for the Colt Single Action Army reached 357,859. The production numbers for the .41 caliber reached only 19,676, making this model one of the scarcer models out there.
Though Colt enjoyed the largest contracts of any handgun maker during the American Civil War, it had to rely on its array of percussion fired revolvers, namely the 1860 Army until the Smith & Wesson owned Rollin White Patent expired in 1869. This enabled them to begin making revolvers with completely bored through cylinder chambers in order to utilize modern metallic cartridge ammunition in the most effective manner. In 1869, Colt began development of a suitable cartridge revolver in earnest, first coming out with a number of conversions for their percussion lines, until 1872 when they debuted what was to become the Colt Model 1873 Single Action Army in the 1872 U.S. Trials. Needless to say, it won, and became the Army’s revolver of choice. It also became the sidearm of choice for many others like cowboys, guards, lawmen, crooks, shopkeepers and all manner of civilians.
The overall condition is very good. Excellent, crisp action. The barrel was re-marked at some point and still bears a good amount of blue refinish. Good bore with nice rifling. The rampant Colt trademarked grips are in good shape. Numbers match. Here is a great 1st Generation SAA sent to New Orleans in 1912!
This firearm is classified as a Curio & Relic.
Barrel is 5-1/2 inches.
Caliber: .41 Long Colt
Overall condition as seen in photos.
Very Fast. Very Safe. FREE SHIPPING. Will need to be sent to your local FFL or C&R licensee. This firearm is classified as a Curio & Relic.
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