2ND GENERATION COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER
SERIAL NUMBER – 19SA – SPECIAL ORDER REVOLVER WITH A RARE SERIAL NUMBER
.357 Magnum caliber
7 ½” Barrel
Blue and Casehardened Finish
Hard Rubber Stocks
Shipped to Peter Kuhlhoff on September 27, 1960 on factory order #10203. Remarks indicate that this firearm was used for evaluation and testing by Mr. Kuhlhoff, who was an Arms writer for Argosy magazine.
Colt announced they were reintroducing the .357 Magnum caliber in 1959 and the first revolver was shipped in January 1960. Shooters and hunters immediately picked up on this caliber. A collector will find few early 357 Magnum revolvers available in their original black boxes.
The revolver is 100% except for on very light mark on the cylinder above a cylinder notch.
19SA has the correct black box with the serial number on the bottom of the box and the correct red end label. Inside the box is a brochure, brush and brown wax paper. The box has a damaged left corner lid and the right corner is split. Other corners show minor wear common to black boxes.
Note: Elbert Herman “Peter” Kuhlhoff was born April 29, 1903 in Kansas. He grew up in Oklahoma City. Elbert owned a rifle and was a gifted marksman. His other interest was art. He drew a lot and enjoyed art classes in high school. He studied art on weekends at the Oklahoma City Art Museum and in 1922 his art work (cartoons) were first published in the humor magazine, Judge. In 1929 he moved to Mamaroneck, NY near a popular location for professional illustrators. By 1930, Kuhlhoff was finding freelance work drawing interior story illustrations and painting covers for pulp magazines. Most of his work was signed E. H. Kuhlhoff, but the artist preferred to be called “Pete” instead of Elbert. By the early 1950’s, Pete was with Popular Publications when Argosy was converted into a men’s adventure magazine and Peter Kuhlhoff became editor. He wrote and illustrated technical articles about guns and ammo for the rest of his life.
One book, Kuhlhoff on Guns, was published by Winchester Press in 1970. It was a compilation of selected articles that had appeared in Argosy magazine.
Peter Kuhlhoff died in Middletown, CT at the age of 68 on February 9, 1972.
Four big time old gun writers received “21 Club” Ruger No. 1 rifles engraved by A. A. White. They were Pete Kuhlhoff (Argosy), Jack O’Connor (Outdoor Life), Warren Page (Field & Stream), and Pete Brown (Sports Afield).