Welcome everyone to the 134th edition of ‘Hot Gat or Fudd Crap?’, one of our many series here on TFB. If you’re new to the series, this is where we look at the most obscure firearms that are actually for sale and ask the question – is this Gat a sweet deal or only has a Fudd appeal? Each week the TFB staff weighs in with their thoughts, but readers get the final say in the poll at the bottom of each article.
In our last edition, our poll showed that you, the readers, deemed the Berretta 71 Jaguar to be a very hot gat.
At this time the original auction has ended after a 97-bid bidding war with the Beretta 71 Jaguar selling for $3,375. Congratulations to GunBroker buyer DogDoctor1957 on the purchase of your certified hot gat.
In this week’s edition of HGFC, we look at a Custom Colt Single Action Army chambered in .45 Colt. As is tradition, this custom Sheriff gat is currently up for sale on GunBroker for $1,136 Current Bid with No Reserve.
HOT GAT or FUDD CRAP?
Custom or Crude Colt SAA?
Let’s see what the Staff had to say about this week’s offering:
“For the gentleman cowboy who wants to let everyone know your not compensating for anything” – Luke C.
“For when you need to eliminate the threat and set them on fire at the same time.” – Luke C.
“He’s going to say it’s cold or he’s a grower not a shower, but she knows he’s lying.” – Will P.
“A Sunday morning special.” – Matt M.
“Stun your cattle and yourself at the same time” – Rusty S.
Selling this shorty hand gat is GunBroker seller Bryant Ridge Co., located in Liberty KY. Let’s see what they had to say about this snub-nosed single-action Colt.
Bryant Ridge Co is proud to present this incredible ULTRA RARE Single Action Army today for a penny start auction, this is the Wilkerson Colt Custom SAA Sheriff’s Model!
This is a HIGHLY DESIRABLE AND ULTRA RARE SINGLE ACTION PISTOL that simply only a few are known to exist!
Manufactured in 2004, this GORGEOUS revolver sports the SUPER RARE 2″ barrel chambered for the .45 Colt cartridge! Wearing the classic Blue/ Color Case finish, other signature features include the smooth trigger, checkered hammer, rear notch sight, fixed front blade sight, “45 Colt” on left side of the barrel, and is held by the Original Colt Eagle grips!
As you can see in the many high resolution photos, this Colt is what we believe to be New Old Stock, showing no indications of consumer use or handling that we can see whatsoever! Additionally, it will ship with the factory labeled sleeve, Colt blue box, papers, and a lock.
We gladly offer a 3 day unfired inspection policy from the time that the firearm is delivered to your FFL. Refunds are available for all qualifying orders.
Do not miss out on this INCREDIBLY DESIRABLE & RARE Wilkerson Colt Custom SAA Sheriff’s Model!
Remember us here at Bryant Ridge Co for all your firearm needs!
If you’re not already confused, let me try to break this one down for you. The first generation (produced from 1873-1941) Single Action Army or SAA came in various barrel lengths. These varied from 4.75in all the way up to 7.5in depending on model. Depending on the source and publication, the shorter sub-4in models were called a Sheriff’s Model, Bankers Special, or Storekeeper.
Essentially, what you’re looking at is a 2004 Colt reproduction of a first-generation SAA. This is kinda nice as a first-gen would be worth as much as a house, but not nice because, well, what’s the point. We now have a not-winning combination of short sight radius with awkward-looking grip.
I’ll concede the little details on this gun like this immaculate case hardened finish. Something that looks incredible on old revolvers, and over the top on anything else. Practical? Absolutely not. Cool under a microscope? Absolutely.
This auction started off as a penny auction with no reserve, and the bidding is already up to $1,136. So this gun definitely has value among a particular fanbase. Still, that’s not enough to answer the question we’ve all come here to answer. As always, I leave it up to you, the readers, to decide.
What do you think? Is this Colt Sheriff’s SAA 2” pistol a Hot Gat or outlandish looking Fudd Crap? Be sure to let us know in the comments below, and cast your vote to let us know if this 2004 Colt Sheriff’s Edition Single Action Army is a Hot Gat or Fudd Crap: