Replica Colt .45 Single Action Army Revolver

Replica Colt .45 Single Action Army Revolver

Replica Pistol Spotlight: The Colt .45 Single Action Army Pistol by Denix

 

This famous pistol was designed by Colt’s Patent Firearms Manufacturing Company for the US Government Service Revolver Trials of 1872.  It was subsequently dubbed the Colt Single Action Army Model P Peacemaker and M1873, and often simply ‘The Gun That Won The West’.

 

The gun has what is known as a single action (the hammer is cocked each time before firing). Whilst the design was made over the years to take over 30 different calibre cartridges, and with varied barrel lengths, it is perhaps the standard barrel and .45 calibre that is most iconic?

 

This weapon was a popular, reliable and powerful sidearm for ranchers, outlaws and lawmen on the frontiers and the 7.5 inch barrelled Peacemaker was also issued to US Cavalry.   

 

It has influenced the design of many other handguns and played a role in many famous gunfights and frontier battles as a US Military issue pistol in the late 1800’s, including the famous battle of Little Bighorn.  In other US military usage it saw action in the Phillippine – American War and with the Rough Riders of Theodore Roosevelt at the Battle of San Juan Hill.

 

In WW2 General George ‘Blood and Guts’ Patton wore an ivory handled Peacemaker. Afetr the war there was renewed interest in the classic design and it continues to be made today for collectors of firing weapons and reenactors.

 

This replica version by Denix is full size and weight metal with a working action to bring the historic gun safely to life for collectors.

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