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Revolver - Armi San Marco, Replica Colt, Single Action Army, 1873 Object Reg. No: HT 4525

Summary:
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.
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.
Statement Of Significance:
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.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Victoria Police, 2004
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 14.00 cm (Height), 4.50 cm (Width), 29.00 cm (Length)
Dimension Comment: Barrel length: 13.90 (4 3/4in.)

More information

Tagged with: firearms, 1858 buffalo, new-york, 5 shot, s.n. 165, patent, 31cal, squarebacktrigerguard
Themes this item is part of: American Western Arms Inc., Gunmakers, Hialeah, Florida, USA, Arms Collection, Samuel Colt, Gunmaker (1814-1862), Colt Firearms in Colonial Victoria, 1850-1900, Colt's Patent Fire Arms Manufacturing Co., Gunmakers, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
Primary Classification: ARMS & ARMOUR
Secondary Classification: Firearms
Tertiary Classification: handguns
Inscriptions: Stamped on barrel: HARTFORD CT. MODEL
Stamped underneath barrel: ARMI SAN MARCO MADE IN ITALY P C
Stamped on front of frame: CAT 5564
Stamped on L.H. side of frame: PAT. SEPT.19. 1871./ PAT. JULY. 2. 1872
Stamped on L.H. side of frame in shield: U.S
Engraved on frame above serial number: ENGR BY T. HUNT

Serial No. -
Frame: SA11772; Triggerguard: 772; Butt: 772
Model Name/Number: 1873 Single Action Army (SAA)
Manufacturer: Armi San Marco, Italy

Armi San Marco Arms was bought out by American Western Arms Inc (AWA) in early 2000.
Designer: Colt's Patent Fire Arms Manufacturing Co, Hartford, Connecticut, United States of America, circa 1873

Manufacturer of Original
Engraver: Mr T Hunt, United States of America
Distributor: American Western Arms, Inc. (AWA), Hileah, Florida, United States of America

American Western Arms Inc bought out Armi San Marco Arms in early 2000.
References: http://www.awaguns.com

Comments

yak Posted on 29 Nov 2009 9:20 AM
Curious as to what something like this is worth?
yak Posted on 29 Nov 2009 9:21 AM
Are parts available etc?
Discovery Centre Posted on 06 Dec 2009 12:04 PM
Museum Victoria Comment
Unfortunately Museum Victoria cannot provide valuations of objects or provide advice on the availability of parts. If you access the web address below it will provide information on obtaining valuations, and you could potentially discuss parts with these experts.
http://museumvictoria.com.au/discoverycentre/discovery-centre-news/coin-valuations/
Billy Boullt Posted on 14 Feb 2010 9:01 AM
I woul like to know the date of mfg.on my Armi San Marco 1873 SSA SN#sa29336 .Thanks Billy
Discovery Centre Posted on 15 Feb 2010 3:00 PM
Museum Victoria Comment
Hi Billy, thanks for your enquiry. Museum Victoria offers a free identification service. If you take a high quality image of your object and send it to the Discovery Centre, we will refer it to one of the History and Technology Curators. You can find out more information about identifications here: http://museumvictoria.com.au/discoverycentre/ask-us-a-question/identifications/identification-guidelines-/
Austin Posted on 19 Aug 2013 1:32 AM
Where can i type in my ASM to find what year it was made.

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