Introduced in 1873, no Colt revolver has earned greater fame than the Single Action Army. In design and performance, in line and form, no more sculptural and practical Colt has ever been created. Movies serve as constant reminders of the role this equalizer played in winning the West.
Large numbers of knock-offs and look-alikes have never been able to replace the real Colt. Records on the SAA are a Who’s Who of action-oriented Americans of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Among others, such names as Buffalo Bill Cody, Theodore Roosevelt, John Wesley Hardin, Judge Roy Bean, T.H. Burger, Pawnee Bill Lilly, Captain Jack Crawford, Wild Bill Hickock, Wyatt Earp, Pat Garrett, Billy the Kid, Sam Bass, the James, Younger and Dalton boys, and many others.