Denix Replica .45 Cal. Peacemaker 5.5” Colt Single Action Army, Artillery Revolver, M1873
Dual Tone Antique Brass with Black Barrel Finish
The Colt Single Action Army, otherwise called the Single Action Army, SAA, Model P, Peacemaker, and M1873 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".
This weapon was at first utilized by the US Army. Be that as it may, in a few years, the majority of the American citizens bought one of these revolvers. The fact that it utilized ammo of a similar gauge as the Winchester M1873 rifle helped its popularization as a short weapon in the old North American West in the late nineteenth century.
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 Artillery Single Action were issued to the Infantry, the Light Artillery, the Volunteer Cavalry and other troops on the grounds that the standard issue .38 bore Colt M 1892 double-action revolver was inadequate in stopping force. Hence, the .45 Artillery SAA Revolvers were utilized effectively by front troops in the Spanish–American War and the Philippine–American War. Theodore Roosevelt's Rough Riders charged up San Juan Hill employing the .45 caliber Artillery Model. They were also used during the American Indian Wars.
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 a 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
• Non-firing Replica based on the original
• Simulated mechanism for charge and firing
• Barrel Length: 5.5"
• Overall Length: 30.5 cm
• Weight: 975 g
• Material: Dual Tone Antique Brass with Black Barrel Finish
• Handle Material: Wood
• Fires Denix Caps