Colt Single Action Army 'Sheriff’s Model' in .44 Special

Boge Quinn, of the popular Gunblast channel, showed off his “First Generation” Colt Single Action Army “Sheriff’s Model” .44 Special, produced in 1906.

Quinn came across the sixgun at a gun shop in Arizona. He immediately fell in love with the beautiful all-blue finish and one-piece genuine ivory grips. After purchasing it at a very reasonable price, he had a friend in the Colt archives research it for him.

Original Colt Sheriff’s Models, which featured short barrels without an ejector rod, are extremely rare. Quinn’s revolver was not originally a Sheriff’s Model but was originally a 7-1/2” barreled .45 Colt Single Action Army, with color-casehardened frame and standard black rubber “Eagle” grips, shipped in 1906.

It was converted to a .44 Special Sheriff’s Model by having a short ejector-less barrel installed, adding a “Sheriff’s Model” style base pin, having the bus for the ejector rod housing milled off the frame, and refinished in all-blue.

The work was beautifully done, and at some point, the one-piece ivory grips were fitted. Seeing as it wasn’t original, Quinn figured he’d have the gun engraved by a friend. The result is a truly remarkable, one of a kind sixgun.

Colt Single Action Army “Sheriff’s Model” in .44 Special.

Colt Single Action Army “Sheriff’s Model” in .44 Special. (Photo: Ben Philippi / Guns.com)

Colt Single Action Army “Sheriff’s Model” in .44 Special.

Colt Single Action Army “Sheriff’s Model” in .44 Special. (Photo: Ben Philippi / Guns.com)

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