This is my SAA Colt chambered in 38 WCF (38-40). It’s one of our family’s heirlooms and was handed down from my step-great-grandfather. Interestingly, the accouterments shown probably originated from his father, an old-time cattle baron, who, according to family lore, owned five ranches. The Colt couldn't have been the older man's, though, since it was made in 1897, which was after he’d died. This is a “transitional model” made during the change-over from black to smokeless powder. The Colt is in excellent working condition, since, in 1970 or so, I had its mainspring replaced and its sear repaired. As a small child, I was sometimes allowed to use the broken gun to play cowboys and Indians. Though the bore is nothing great, the gun still shoots fairly well. I’ve often pondered shipping the old thing to Turnbull to have it restored, since it shows every bit of its 119 years of existence, but, frankly, I'm conflicted on this. Any thoughts?