- Barrel Length: 7" and 5½"
- Weight: 2.3 lbs
- Cartridge Caliber: .45 Long Colt (255 grain)
- Muzzle Velocity: 830 fps
- US Service: 1873– 1893; 1899-1909(reissued during the Philippine Campaigns)
The Colt SAA .45 became the side arm issued to US Army in 1873. The Colt .45 revolver was considered cutting edge technology at the time. The large caliber was believed to quell conflicts and bring peace. It became known as the "Peacemaker". It would be the most popular revolver of the old west. Today it remains synonymous with the Cowboys of the western frontier.
|Colt SAA overhauled and refurbished to Artillery Model at their Hartford Connecticut manufacturing facility and shipped to the Philippines for the US Army. Lower right heel stamped 1903.|