Denix Replica .45 Cal. Peacemaker 4.75” Single Action Army, Fast Draw Revolver, USA 1873
Dual Tone Brass and Black Finish with Engraving
The Colt Single Action Army, otherwise called the Single Action Army, SAA, Model P, Peacemaker, is a single-action revolver with a spinning chamber holding six metallic cartridges. It was intended for the U.S. government supported organization gun preliminaries of 1872 by Colt's Patent Firearms Manufacturing Company and was received as the standard military assistance gun until 1892.
The Colt SAA has been offered in more than 30 unique calibers and different barrel lengths. Its general appearance has been consistent since 1873. Colt has cancelled its production twice, yet brought it back because of mainstream request. The revolver was well known with ranchers, lawmen, and outlaws. But in the early 21st century, models are generally purchased by authorities, collectors and re-enactors. Its design has impacted the creation of various different models from different organizations.
The Colt SAA "Peacemaker" revolver is a well-known piece of Americana.
Production started in 1873 with the Single Action Army model 1873, additionally called the "New Model Army Metallic Cartridge Revolving Pistol".
The Colt Single Action Army revolver, along with the 1870 and 1875 Smith & Wesson Model 3 "Schofield" revolver, replaced the Colt 1860 Army Percussion revolver. The Colt quickly gained favor over the Smith & Wesson and remained the main U.S. military sidearm up until 1892.
Before the end of 1874, serial no. 16,000 was achieved; 12,500 Colt Single Action Army revolvers chambered for the .45 Colt cartridge had entered service and the rest of the guns were sold to non-military personnel.
The Single Action Army was available in standard barrel lengths of 4.75", 5.5", and 7.5". The shorter barrel revolvers were in some cases called the "Fast Draw", "Civilian" or "Gunfighter" models (4.75"). The "Frontier" and the "Artillery Model" (5.5"), and the "Cavalry" model, (7.5"). The largest amongst them was the "Buntline Special" (12"). There was additionally a variation with a snub-4-inch barrel, without an ejector bar, informally called the "Sheriff's Model", "Banker's Special", or "Storekeeper".
Fast draw, otherwise called quick draw, is the capacity to rapidly draw a handgun and discharge it precisely at a target. This expertise was made well known by romanticized depictions of gun fighters in the Western genre, which were inspired by famous gunfights in the American Old West. The sport has been inspired by records of duels and gunfights which consolidated it during the Wild West, for example, the Wild Bill Hickok – Davis Tutt duel, Luke Short-Jim Courtright Duel, Gunfight at the OK Corral, Long Branch Saloon Shootout and others, which thus motivated the gunfights found in Hollywood western motion pictures.
Albeit not at all like the portrayal found in westerns, fast draw duels around then were performed with the traditional dueling position. Normally, authentic Western duels were a rough form of the "Southern code duello," a profoundly formalized method for solving disputes between men of honor with swords or firearms that had its roots in European valor. During the Old West, the expression "fast on the draw" or "quick on the draw" didn't really mean an individual is quick on drawing a gun, it really implied that an individual is aggressive and would draw his weapon at even the slightest provocation.
In western motion pictures, the characters' gun belts are regularly worn low on the hip and external thigh, with the holster cut away around the gun's trigger and grip for a smooth, quick draw. This sort of holster is a Hollywood anachronism. Fast-draw artists can be recognized from other film cowboys because of the fact that their firearms will frequently be tied to their thigh.
Colt engraved around one percent of its 1st generation production of the Single Action Army revolver, which makes these engraved models amazingly uncommon and valuable with collectors. Engraved pieces were frequently requested by or for popular individuals of the day, including lawmen, heads of state, and chiefs of industry. This custom started with the founder, Samuel Colt, who consistently gifted many models as a method of exposure and publicity for Colt.
The force, precision and handling qualities of the Single Action Army (SAA) made it a mainstream sidearm from its beginning, well into the twentieth century. The relationship with the historical backdrop of the American West remains to the present century, and these revolvers are still popular with shooters and collectors. George S. Patton, who started his career in the horse-cavalry, carried a specially designed SAA with ivory grips engraved with his initials and an eagle, which soon became his trademark. He utilized it during the Mexican Punitive Expedition of 1916 to kill two of Pancho Villa's lieutenants, and carried it until his passing in 1945 not long after the end of World War II.
The "Peacemaker" turned out to be considerably famous in the film industry, utilized in the westerns of the 40s and 50s, associated with big screen stars like John Wayne and Gary Cooper. President Roosevelt had one with his initials engraved and George S. Patton utilized two.
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Features & Details
• Simulated mechanism for charge and firing
• Barrel Length: 4.75"
• Overall Length: 10 1/2"
• Weight: 940g
• Material: Dual Tone Brass and Black Finish with Engraving
• Handle Material: Wood
• With Engraving