Erle Stanley Gardner’s Colt SAA: Blast from the Past

I’m not sure who cares that author Erle Stanley Gardner owned the Colt Single Action Army pistol featured in the NRA video above. That’s not what I call provenance. Gardner’s Perry Mason — fictional character that he is — pales in comparison to the famous, infamous and anonymous soldiers and frontiersmen (and women) who wielded the Colt during America’s westward expansion. Still, this video is notable for curator Phil Schreiber’s unabashed indeed barely contained enthusiasm for the Peacemaker. A passion I share. You?


  1. avatar Ga6920 says:

    Yeah I appreciate the colts because of the traditional American made aspect and also how they hold value, if I was rich I’d buy some SAA and look at them at night before bed or something on the nightstand.
    Colt raptors of today are nice
    The author that owned that museum piece I agree who cares, rather it be a war hero or something that had that one, guess those got used though so nicer condition ones are hard to find I’d imagine (Or google)

  2. avatar Mark N. says:

    I have two new ones, and yeah, they are a blast to shoot. I have fondness for Colt revolvers. Just last weekend I was loading up some nice smokey rounds with lead bullets.

  3. avatar jwm says:

    Personally, i love revolvers. But I’d take a Ruger single action over a Colt any day. I’m not a collector. Give me a working gun everytime. No investments and no safe queens.

    1. avatar Matty9 says:

      I couldn’t agree more! Colt’s SAA design marries quite well with Ruger’s efficiency of production and modern metalurgy. My Super Blackhawk is the most reliable thing I can imagine, plus the cost is sweet. Also, can’t safely push a 260 grain bullet at 1500 feet per second in those museum pieces.

  4. avatar Tim says:

    No gun collection is complete without a Colt SAA.

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