Single Action Army #303316 – E. De. Mex. Marked
Single Action Army # 303316, E. De. Mex Marked
Scarce 1st Generation Colt Single Action Army with E. De Mex. Markings, indicating Ejercito de Mexico, or Army of Mexico.
Revolver exhibits some blue remaining, mostly in the protected areas – cylinder flutes, ejector housing, right side of barrel, and sides of front sight, Remaining areas of revolver have been worn mostly to bare metal, with very light & scattered pitting. Original hard rubber stocks still exhibit most of the checkering, with some areas worn smooth, and are well fitting. Mechanics are strong with all four clicks & tight lockup.
Revolver includes factory letter, confirming factory inscription and shipment to M. Hartley & Co. of New York City. Factory records reflect a total of 124 E. De. Mex marked SAA, in shipments in April & August of 1908. A seldom seen and well preserved example of a Mexican Revolution era SAA with direct provenance to the Mexican Army, this revolver would make an excellent addition to any Mexican Revolution or Colt Single Action Army collection.