Revólver Cal.45 Peacemaker 5½", USA 1873

Revolver reproduction 5½" made of metal and wood, with simulated mechanism of charge and firing and rotating drum.

The Peacemaker revolver, also known as Single Action Army (SAA), was designed by Samuel Colt in 1873 and it was manufactured with different lengths of cannon: the short, 4.75-inch version, the longer versions 5.5- and 7.5-inch, or The imposing 12-inch "BuntlineSpecial".

This weapon was initially used by the US Army. However, within a few years, most of the American citizens got one of these revolvers. The fact that it used ammunition of the same caliber as the Winchester M1873 rifle helped its popularization as a short weapon in the old North American West in the late nineteenth century.

Curiously, this revolver has received numerous nicknames. Apart of the mentioned Peacemaker, also it was known as Frontier or Widowmaker, in reference to the facility of this revolver to left widows among the wives of the time.

The film industry mythified the "Peacemaker" in the westerns of the 40s and 50s, and it was associated with big screen stars like John Wayne or Gary Cooper. Also Roosevelt had one with his initials engraved and George S. Patton used two.

Feel the role of a great western with the DENIX reproduction of this revolver!

Reference 1106/G

Dimensions: 30.5 cm
Weight: 975 g
Epoch: Western and American Civil War 1861-1899
Type Collectible: Revolvers

Recommended price 69.72

Comments

Posted by Revolver Ocelot on 14/10/2014 12:58
The greatest gun ever made.
Posted by Bowlin on 18/04/2011 08:00
The very first 1873 Colt "Peacemakers" to leave the factory had 7 1/2in barrels and were going directly to the men of the 7th Cavalry, under the command of Gen.George Armstrong Custer. These firearms were inspected by a civilian, Orville W.Ainsworth and then shipped to Fort Lincoln.
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