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Old 09-16-2020, 10:28 AM
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Thoughts on buying a NIB Colt SAA .45 5.5 inch barrel gun, built in 2000, for $1895-(consignment gun-no tax, I believe) vs buying a new, sight unseen Standard Manufacturing example at the same price, plus tax.
..I think the Colt name always carries some weight, and while the Standard gun might be a better gun, there is something to be said for a hands on exam upfront.
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Old 09-16-2020, 01:44 PM
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The Colt....50 years from it might become "Standard Who"??
The Colt name will live on.

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Old 09-16-2020, 01:59 PM
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I would look at the Colts. They have been making them for quite a while.
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Old 09-16-2020, 02:31 PM
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If you intend to buy for investment value and future increases the Colt is the gun for you. It is a quality piece with great collector interest if kept in the fine condition. The Standard Mfg. is going to to give you a high level of beauty, quality and durability. Putting it to it’s intended use will provide years of enjoyment. It is unlikely that it will ever reach the vaulted status of the Colt.
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Good price. 2K is new starting point for an SAA.

Several years ago I became elitist and sold all my Italian clones and replaced them with genuine Colts. Not cheap but I have no regrets.

Even picked up a little 22 Scout to replace one stolen in 1985.
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The price just keeps going up on SAA Colts. I have single actions but only Colt is the lowly Cowboy and I would probably take a loss if I wanted to sell it. Colt 1911’s and AR’s have done me well though.
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The price just keeps going up on SAA Colts.
Vonn I have been hearing virtually my entire adult life, “men buy the guns of their youth. The cowboy/fast draw phase is over, you won’t be able to give those single actions away in 10 years.”

Then I watched Bill Ruger sell single actions like hot cakes. And Colts seem to double in price about every 5 years.

Then I see high end, boutique, hand-made single actions become popular like Standard. And colts double in price about every 5 years.

In the past 10 years I read how polymer pistols have made both single actions and double actions of all brands obsolete and we won’t be able to give them away in 10 years.

And colts double in price every 5 years and the high end S&W revolvers seem to be following suit.
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Buy the Colt,...The rest are just copies. And remember real cowboys carry COLTS.................................M*
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The only reason to even consider the thought of maybe buying a Standard instead is if the Colt was from the early 80s when some were put together real bad. But the one you’re looking at is from a period of fantastic guns. Definitely get the real thing.
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I'm not a huge fan of the zip-tied-cylinder SAA game, I mean they end up just hanging out in a dehumidified safe their entire lives, but if that's your deal then get the Colt.

If you want a high-end shooter you can enjoy over a lifetime, get the Standard (or USFMC) gun.

Best of all worlds? A Colt SAA, preferably a lightly-used mid 20th century gun, that you can occasionally shoot and enjoy then pass down to the grandkids. I'm looking for one myself.
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Same price ....buy the Colt ! No Brainer for sure .

Always wanted a short barreled Colt but could never be in the right place with the right amount of money ...get it while you can .
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There is only one COLT............and everyone knows it...!!!

Standard who? It even sounds 'liberal'..... :-)

IMHO as always,
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I'd get the Colt.
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Thank you for your thoughts, gents.
Even though I'm in older guy downsizing mode, and have sold off every gun except a Browning .22 given to me as a birthday present in the 60s, this Colt is tempting. I had the op to examine it this morning. Nice stuff. A zip tie gun from an older downsizing collector, and a model that I came close to buying myself in that year 2000 time frame.
I have owned a 1980 Colt SAA .45 NF with 7.5 inch barrel- a bargain that I encountered back then, but it didn't have quite the tingle effect as this model.
Didn't mind the sights, but wasn't a big fan of the 7.5 barrel.
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Me, I like the 7.5 inch barrel.

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From the first year of the third generation(1976). Cost me under $1000 5 years ago.
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Me, I like the 7.5 inch barrel.

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From the first year of the third generation(1976). Cost me under $1000 5 years ago.
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Well, I’ve never owned an SAA, but, were I to buy one, I’d buy the Standard Manufacturing. This is because from my reading I think it is of higher quality, and because I don’t buy guns for investment purposes. I buy them for enjoyment, and I think I would enjoy the Standard Manufacturing model more.

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