Make: Armi San Marco
Model: Colt 1851 Conversion
Serial Number: 3201
Year of Manufacture: Modern, FFL Required
Caliber: .38 Special
Action Type: Single Action Revolver
Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked "38 Special", the underside of the barrel is marked "EMF SA". The serial number is on the underside of the frame and barrel. There is a naval scene roll stamped on the cylinder.
Barrel Length: 5 1/2"
Sights / Optics: The gun is mounted with a brass bead front sight and a fixed notch rear sight.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stock(s) is/are one piece smooth oiled wood, The grips show handling and storage wear only and are generally sound.
Type of Finish: Nickeled grip frame and trigger guard. Blued barrel and case hardened frame.
Finish Originality: Factory Original
Bore Condition: The rifling is sharp. There is no evidence of erosion.
Overall Condition: This gun retains about 93% of its metal finish. The balance of the finish shows mostly storage wear. There is a light drag line and the ejector rod housing shows wear to the edges from operation. The wedge shows some battering and otherwise the gun just shows normal edge wear and losses. The Screw heads are mostly sharp, though showing some turning (especially to the screw on the butt). The markings are clear and deep. Overall, this gun rates in about Fine condition.
Mechanics: The action functions as designed. The timing is good and the lock up is tight. We have not test fired the gun.
Box & Accessories: The gun comes in its original box with safety warning
Our Assessment: Here is a well made Colt reproduction, the finish is of very high quality and is reminiscent of the old imports and even the colts. These conversions are neat old guns and definitely fun to shoot. Whether for Cowboy Shooting or collecting, this is just a neat gun worthy of living in your safe or on your hip at a SASS event.
CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable: This gun can be transferred in California as a Single Action.
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