Armi San Marco Colt 1873 Single Action Army (SAA), cal. .45, rifled round barrel 139 mm (4 3/4 in) long with R.H.side mounted ejector.

Made by Armi San Marco, Italy. Serial number SA11772.

Physical Description

Six chambered cylinder with standard flutes, steel trigger guard, solid steel frame, steel back strap, plain wooden two-piece grips with 'APC' stamped into L.H.grip, blade front sight, loading gate on R.H.side. Barrel address is a Hartford address. Loading gate is unnumbered. Two-line patent stamping on L.H.side of frame. Profusely engraved at both ends of barrel, frame, cylinder, butt and both ends of backstrap, all metal components polished in the white. Engraved by T. Hunt.


Armi San Marco produced copies of popular American western firearms associated with the Cowboy era. This particular item is their copy of the Colt 1873 Single Action Army revolver, of which several genuine examples exist in the Museum Victoria collection. Armi San Marco were bought out by the recently formed American Western Arms, Inc. (AWA Firearms). It is an example of the broad popularity of the model, and how the Colt/Cowboy legacy continues to hold a strong hold over the American firearm market.

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