Saturday, January 21, 2017
Repairing a Blown-up Colt SAA
This SAA (Single Action Army) came into the shop in very sad shape overall, pitted barrel, no finish and the cylinder and top strap were blown up. The customer bought the remains for a reasonable enough price that restoration was justified. I didn't take any photos of the revolver before starting but I did document the frame repair, which entailed annealing, removing the remnants of the original topstrap, machining the frame to accept the new material, welding, shaping and finishing.