Crosman Model SA6

Colt 1873 Single Action Army (44 cal)

Crosman Model SA6
Replica Of:
Colt 1873 Single Action Army (44 cal)
Made In:  
Dunnville, Ontario (Canada)
22, lead pellet, 6-shot revolver
Air Source:
CO2, 12 g Powerlet
Recommended Pellet or BB:
Beeman H&N Match
Weight (lb)/Length (in):
2.1, 10.4
Body Material/Finish/Grips:
metal, black, plastic
Barrel Length (in)/Material/Rifled:
4.25, steel, yes
Trigger Action:
Trigger Pull (lbs)/Adjustable:
2.2 (SA), no
Sights (front/rear):
fixed, fixed groove
Velocity (fps):
not specified
Sound Level (dB): 98
Thickness of Pellet Holder (in): N/A
Manufactured Dates:
90%, yes, yes
Serial Number:
Comments: This example of the Crosman Single-Action 6 is in excellent condition except for a few storage marks. It was resealed and a new valve installed on 6/25/06. This gun was probably made in the U.S. but marketed in Canada and came with both U.S. and Canadian (French) documentation. It is a good shooter with an excellent trigger and surprisingly good accuracy. The Crosman SA6 is from the Golden Decade of Crosman CO2 pistol production and was the first Crosman Western six-shooter to fire pellets. Concurrently produced with the SA6 were the Model 600, Mark I & II, 38C, 38T, and the Model 451. More than 40 years later, all of these guns are still popular with shooters and collectors alike.

Pyramyd Air Report on Crosman SA6
Stoeger 1962 Ad for Crosman SA6

Performance: Measurements were made on 8/03/06 at a temperature of 86 F and 14' elevation. A ten shot string was fired from a bench rest at 15' using Beeman H&N Match pellets (13.6 gr). The highest velocity measured was 293 fps, the lowest was 281 fps (average of the 10-shot string was 287 fps). A six shot string fired with open sights grouped at 0.61". Click the thumbnail below to see a larger image. Click here for a description of the measurement methods.


Right Profile:
Front View:
Right Side Markings: The "Pat. Pending" marking indicates that this is an early version of the SA6.
Left Side Markings: The only markings on the left side of the frame read "Crosman" and ".22 cal". Later versions of this model were marked "Single Action 6".
Loading Pellets: Pellets are loaded in the rotating cylinder and held in place by a spring inside the cylinder.
Loading CO2: Insert the CO2 cylinder into the valve seat and tighten (finger tight only -- no tools) the cylinder nut. Cock the gun and fire it two or three times to pierce the cylinder. Cocking the gun pierces the cylinder, not over tightening the cylinder nut.

Packaging: The packaging for this SA6 reflects its Canadian sales origin.



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