Colt even had a production facility in Britain and his revolvers were popular with British Army and Navy officers who were responsible for buying their own revolvers. Picture courtesy truewestmagazine. This also means that for those involved in Cowboy Action shooting in the United States or Colonial Action shooting in Australia, or for enthusiasts and re-enactors all over the world a Colt Single Action Army is going to be a historically accurate revolver for the period onwards right up until the wars of the early twentieth century. Patton carried his in World War II. Lawrence discovered that the single action of Colt was a great safety feature. At one point his Colt SAA was grabbed by a guy who tried to shoot him, but the guy did not realize he had to cock the hammer first.
The (Hand) Gun that Won the West: Colt Single Action Army
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It is the firearm most commonly identified with the American Wild West and the 19th Century in general, for its widespread popularity with both civilian and military users, its appearance in numerous sensationalist news stories about shootouts, and its association with the most famous duelists and marksmen of that era, including "Wild Bill" Hickock, William H. For identification purposes, it is preferred the gun is labeled as a "Single Action Army" as opposed to a "Colt " or "Colt Single Action Army" as many companies such as Uberti , Ruger Vaquero, and Beretta have replicated SAAs to the point in which labeling them all as a Colt would be incorrect. In addition there needs to be made clear a distinction between two types of frames for all SAA-type guns. The first is the standard and ubiquitous cross pin frame.
Umarex Colt SAA. There also was a Bisley model, which appeared near the turn of the centuries. Colt Bisleys were intended as a target guns, and had hammers with wider and lower spurs, and a different grip frame.