Favorite Firearms: A Sentimental Colt Single Action Army
My favorite firearm is a .45-cal. Colt Single Action Army that I purchased new in 1980. The old Colt exudes Western adventure, both real and imagined.
The Rifleman Report: 100 Years & Counting
As most anyone who is married knows all too well, failing to remember a significant anniversary is a mistake best avoided. In view of that, we always strive to point out important milestones as they pertain to the world of firearms—and in this issue we mark two.
The Colt Peacemaker: Hollywood’s Shooting Star
For many of us, our first exposure to the Single Action Army wasn’t on the shooting range—it was on the silver screen at Saturday matinees, and, later, on television. After all, you can’t film a Western movie or TV Western without sixguns.
Rifleman Q&A: Colt SAA Logo Confusion
I have a Colt Single Action Army revolver dated 1902-1903 with the Serial No. 230507. It has a 4¾" barrel, approximately 70 percent bluing and is chambered in .45 Colt. My question is, when did Colt begin putting the Rampant Colt logo onto the cylinder?
150 Years Of The Colt Single Action Army
Initially developed as a dedicated sidearm for the U.S. military, the Colt Single Action Army became iconic as one of the tools that tamed the frontier and embodied the spirit of the American West.
Review: Taylor’s & Company TC9 1873 SA Revolver
With the classic aesthetics of a Single Action Army blended with the ability to chamber 9 mm Luger ammunition, the Taylor’s & Company TC9 1873 SA provides Old West enthusiasts with an easily fed SSA option.
Collecting Second Generation Colt Single Action Army Revolvers
Of the many revolver designs made by Colt, the Single Action Army family is one of the most famous and long-lived. Follow Rick Hacker as he delves into the specifics of collecting second generation examples of these classic wheelguns.
NRA Gun Of The Week: Davidson's Exclusive Pietta 1873 RIO
Watch American Rifleman on the range this week with a limited-edition Pietta 1873 single-action revolver made exclusively for Davidson's Gallery of Guns.
The Lore & Lure Of The Lone Star State: Collecting Texas Guns
Firearm collecting has many facets and variations to its interests, but sometimes an association to a place can be enough to drive up the premium on some guns. This is the case with firearms associated with Texas, explored here by Rick Hacker.
New For 2022: Cimarron Firearms U.S. Cavalry 1873 Henry Nettleton Revolver
Cimarron Firearms is now offering a detailed reproduction of the rare and sought-after First Generation Colt Single Action Army inspected by Henry Nettleton.