The Colt Last Cowboy SAA

The single action Colt revolver is nearly synonymous with the cowboys of the western United States. From the reality of history to the fantasy of Hollywood, Colt wheel guns are credited with helping to tame the wild frontier.

Talo Distributors teamed up with Colt Manufacturing Company to produce a limited edition Single Action Army (SAA) revolver that commemorates the hard-working men and women that are still employed in this profession today.

Named the Colt Last Cowboy, this new .45 LC revolver features a number of fine embellishments that will likely attract the collector. The frame of the gun has a color case hardened finish, while the barrel has a royal blue finish. The barrel is 4.75” long.

Contrasting these finishes are barrel and cylinder bands of 24K gold. On the back strap of the revolver is an image of a cowboy on a horse with his reflection in water. This image is also in 24K gold. Colt uses oiled walnut grips that look perfect on this handgun.

24k gold

The Colt Last Cowboy revolver is limited to 300 pieces. They ship with special serial numbers running from LCB001 to LCB300.

While many people associate Cowboys with the late 1800s, in the 21st-century there are still more than 9,000 working cowboys in United States. These tough men and women make less (on average) than $20,000 per year and rarely have any of the benefits associated with a “normal” job such as health insurance and a retirement plan.

MSRP: $2299.00

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  • Hoplopfheil

    Nothing says cowboy like a gun no cowboy would ever be able to buy.

    • codfilet

      Nothing says “TFB” like commenters complaining about the price of something…..

      • Hoplopfheil

        Nothing says “strawman” like misrepresenting my argument?

        • Nobody Inparticular

          Nothing says pineapple like turkey bacon

          • Zebra Dun

            Nothing must be a religion here.
            Is nothing sacred here?

          • Dean Seaman

            Nothing says clueless gun writers like made up rounds shot by real guns.

          • Nunya Bidniz

            Actually, I’m pretty sure anything that’s actual *pork* says “pineapple” better than ersatz bacon. Call me a purist… Heck, call me whatever you want, just don’t call me late for dinner! ;-D

    • eddyjames

      They could afford it. if our money was backed up with gold. Two $20 dollar gold pieces will still buy it today. Even at today’s prices.

  • DropGun25

    Colt Executive: “Lets build a revolver for the working cowboys. The ones that work hard and only make $20,000 a year doing it!”
    Colt Board of Executives: “Yes, that’s a great idea! we can give back to the people who made our firearms famous and build great PR! But what do we charge?”
    Colt Executive: “10% of the their annual income seems fair. That’ll stop us from the circling the drain of bankruptcy!”

    • McThag

      Board: Why are they complaining about the price, our greens fees at the country club are barely that much.

    • The Engine of Life

      Everyone knows Colt executives can’t speak in complete sentences.

  • Edeco

    Gold on the grip, sounds like it’ll last about 5 minutes.

    • codfilet

      None of these will ever be outside the original box they came in for more than a minute or two. These are meant for collectors.

      • Edeco

        I would think some would be used. Either way, if not I guess to some people that excuses it but not I. I mean, I have guns I practically never shoot but it’s important to me that I could shoot them, it usually goes witout saying without wiping the finish off.

  • mike hayes

    Sorry it is not a 44-40, so will never touch one. Still bummed having to buy uberti’s to replace are Colts

    • Marcus D.

      Of course you know that it took several years before Colt finally started making them in .44-40, after a battle between titans because Winchester didn’t make its 1873 in .45 Colt.

      • Baggy270

        And the Piettas have a nice one piece grip

  • Paul White

    This is the last cowboy song, the end of a hundred year waltz

  • DangerousClown

    A gun to commemorate people that can’t afford them.

  • Bill Clayton

    Why so over priced only the rich can have them, damn sham

    • DwnRange

      Ya think that sucks? One of the last Colt six-guns I bought was a Colt Gen III “Sheriff’s” model in 44-40 (bought NIB) from a well known Colt collector/seller at a San Antonio gun-show. The six-gun left the Colt factory un-test fired and improperly head-spaced and ya know how I found that out? I took it out to shoot it, dropped the first round of 44-40 in the cylinder, went to roll it over to load the next round and it didn’t. The rim of the inserted 44-40 round contacted the loading gate and that was that.

      Cost me $80 bucks at a well known Houston six-gun smith to have the brand spanking new in the box “Rock” turned into a real Colt six-gun that one could actually load and shoot. It now sports Ivory grips and shoots like a dream, but I will never forgive Colt for releasing such an iconic piece of history that was nothing but a high priced rock.

      Sad part is this is not my first go-round with Colt Firearms as those Colt SF-VI revolvers everyone has gone crazy over lately were consistent 4 round outta 6 shooters, when “new” outta the box (while fired double action – thanks to that weak hammer spring they used to hawk them as having the “lightest trigger pull ever” in a factory double action revolver) and it took the Colt factory 3 trips and 6 months to fix the 2 of them I bought back during their introductory NRA Instructor’s buy program, (and nope; that slick trigger they promoted was long gone once they actually could fire 6 rounds in a row evertime). I paid $247 each for them – which was about all they were worth IMHO and now look at what folks are paying for them….

      • Zebra Dun

        I swapped even a Ruger blackhawk .44 magnum for a second hand Colt Lawman Mk III and noticed the gun spat lead at times and was having problems double action. sent to a gun shop who said it was out of time, $85.00 fixed it and now it’s a dream to shoot.
        Still have it as my example of a .357 magnum snub nose.
        Colt, they make em good but they have to be tweaked.
        I own a Gov. series 70 .45 acp that came without problems and still has none after almost 40 years.

  • Michael Fallon

    Limited edition? Heck, you can’t even get the standard SAA production model, with the current back log.

  • Michael Fallon

    Limited edition? Heck, you can’t even get the standard SAA production model, with the current back log.

  • Zebra Dun

    Back in the day circa 1800’s it was said a $25.00 Gold coin could buy a Peace maker, and today an 1800 made $25.00 gold coin can still buy one.

  • Green tip

    I DO like a GOOD Colt SAA. This ain’t one. TOO damned fancy…and THAT is all anyone needs to know. 24k gold..crap. Should have been a WORKING Colt; plain, simple and tough…JUST LIKE the real ‘cowboys’ of times goneby. This to me is just an embarrasment.

  • Nunya Bidniz

    If Colt wants to make a single action people want, it’s spelled “Schofield!” ;-D

    • Dean Seaman

      The problem with that logic is that the Schofield revolver was never a Colt revolver. It was a modification to the Smith and Wesson Model 3 revolver.