Colt SAA Revolver
“Crispy” is a good way to describe this Colt SAA after it had been in a house fire. As you can see from the before image, it was in pretty rough shape. The cylinder was loaded when the fire started and got hot enough to partially melt the brass cartridge cases.
The original barrel, cylinder and internal parts were replaced due to the condition they were left in after the intense heat of the fire. The revolver underwent a complete mechanical rebuild as part of the restoration.
Restoration work included a few trips through the bead blasting cabinet to remove the heavy scale as well as the melted rubber & plastic from the case the gun was in. All of the frame & barrel markings have been restored as well as a complete metal polish.
The frame, hammer and loading gate are color case hardened; the barrel, cylinder and grip frame have been charcoal blued; the pins, screws and trigger are nitre blued.