Standard Manufacturing SA Revolver Engraved
Standard’s Single action, i.e., SA, is a tribute to the Colt SAA. I’m among those who are a bit jaded by the fact that so many modern-made replicas of Colt’s legendary wheelguns are not built to the same degree of quality.
I’ve found that replicas usually have coarse triggers, lackluster fit and finish, and a hammer that cocks back without spelling “C-O-L-T” with each click. Some of the hammers don’t have the integral firing pin and rely on a transfer bar safety system instead. Certainly, it’s safer to carry a full six rounds in such a gun with a transfer bar system, but I can’t help but feel that such guns were designed to be more a novelty or cheap historical souvenir, if you will. That wasn’t the case with Standard Manufacturing’s new SA sixgun.
The SA boasts neatly diamond-checkered, rosewood-colored grips that features lots of flame and color, and the wood-to-metal fit is absolutely superb. The carbon-steel frame is said to be given color-case hardening in-house (the old way), which is set off by brilliant bone-and-charcoal bluing. G&A’s sample arrived with optional engraving that intricately covered several surfaces with a classic wave motif that spanned the surface of the frame, the left side of the barrel and the ejector rod housing. The cylinder, barrel, triggerguard and ejector rod housing were given a high-polish blue, which contrasts nicely with the color-case-hardened frame assembly and hammer. Like any true-to-form SAA revolver, the sights on Standard’s SA were basic. The topstrap was grooved to provide a U-notch rear, while the front sight is the familiar fixed blade.
The cylinder, barrel, triggerguard and ejector rod housing were given a high-polish blue, which contrasts
nicely with the color-case-hardened frame assembly and hammer.