The Last Word

In the April 1929 issue of the American Rifleman, Keith unveiled his perfect sixgun, or as he called it “The Last Word.” Taking the best ideas of Harold Croft and combining them with his own, he came up what is now the very famous No. 5 S.A.A. When I was on the board of the Elmer Keith Museum Foundation in the early 1990s, I was privileged to examine all of Elmer Keith’s sixguns including his No. 5, then later to place it in the center of the sixguns section in the Elmer Keith Museum residing inside Cabela’s in Boise, Idaho. I still visit it, along with Keith’s other sixguns, at least once a month.