Could Colt theoretically manufacture a SAA variant in say, 44. Magnum whilst retaining the slender frame design?
Would it simply be financially untenable to bring such a product to market, or literally impossible at our current level of metal-working?
Even the old model Ruger Vaquero features a notably thicker topstrap/frame/cylinder.
Can we really not make steel strong enough to withstand these pressures without making the frames hideously chunky?