Talk:Single Action Army
We will be spending an eternity getting all the SAA entries
To get this current we are missing many instances of the SAA in the countless Westerns (or even non-westerns) films and Television shows, going all the way back to the Silent era. It will take a long time, but we must do it. Anyone familiar with the SAA's usage in film/television will immediately know that we've only mentioned a FRACTION of the times the SAA has appeared over the last 100 years of cinema. MPM2008
Makes me want to go back to bed just thinking about it. If I wasn't at work right now I would. Big job ahead of us.--Jcordell 16:12, 15 January 2011 (UTC)
The Colt Bisley was not produced in Bisley. Bisley is not a factory, it's a world-famous shooting range and mecca for competitive shooting, so when they introduced a target model they called it the Bisley model. The only British-made Colts were percussion revolvers made between 1854-1856.
Fun little quote about the Single Action Army
Eh, I just thought I'd throw this in for a little bit of fun and praise to this firearm:
"Be not afraid of any man no matter what his size; when danger threatens, call on me, and I will equalize."
--ThatoneguyJosh 11:01, 17 December 2010 (UTC)
- Here's another one, which could've been directed at any Colt firearm, but was most likely meant in reference to the SAA:
"Abe Lincoln may have freed all men, but Sam Colt made them equal."
Wouldn't it make sense, regarding the sheer amount of appearances that this gun has, for someone to put them in lists by variant, then alphabetize those? --Sangheili1155 (talk) 15:16, 16 November 2012 (EST)
It's common enough honestly depends on the loads you're looking for, most of the online stuff is out but you'd be able to find some at local gunshops. --Black Irish Paddy (talk) 17:45, 5 March 2013 (EST).
- What exactly are "loads?" - User: 2wingo
The rounds, ammunition, cartridges, et al. Basically it's what you load in the brass to shoot, lots of different loads for .45 Colt. Hunting, target shooting, self defense. The sky's the limit dude. --Black Irish Paddy (talk) 10:51, 7 March 2013 (EST).
Fanning the hammer
Can this be done with any single-action revolver, or only on older models without the modern internal safeties? - User: 2wingo The transfer bar found on post-1958 Rugers and some other clones prevent this most of the time. Mike Searson (talk) 15:02, 5 January 2017 (EST)
What is this Variants ?
--KINKI'boy 21:56, 1 March 2014 (JST)
These, I believe, are Uberti replicas. - User:2wingo
I've been reading Stephen King's Dark Tower series and I envision Roland's revolvers being SAAs with swing-out cylinders. Does anyone else share this opinion? (I am only in book three, so please avoid spoilers)--H3nry8adger1982 (talk) 11:00, 29 October 2016 (EDT)H3nry8adger1982
-- In the film adaptation, they'll be using cartridge-converted Remington 1858 New Armies, which have cylinders you can remove and swap out like speedloaders. - User:2wingo
You have to use tools to remove the cylinder on a Colt, while a New Army's cylinder can be swapped out in the heat of battle. - User:2wingo
- Not necessarily. The older Blackpowder frame, yes, because the base pin was held in place by a screw. Frames made after 1898 have a push pin release type of cylinder bolt as opposed to the screw found on the Blackpowder frame (pre 1898). You push in the release, pull out the cylinder pin and remove the cylinder. Mike Searson (talk) 15:01, 5 January 2017 (EST)
- But aren't those really fragile and prone to breaking in comparison to screw pins? - User:2wingo
I was really just wondering how other people envisioned the guns in the books regardless of the movie images and proper mechanics, because the story is, after all, fantasy.--H3nry8adger1982 (talk) 16:26, 23 January 2017 (EST)H3nry8adger1982