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Colt Single Action Army Revolver

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Colt Single Action Army Revolver

#02 Colt Single Action Army Revolver

  • Colt Single Action Army Revolver

    #02 Colt Single Action Army Revolver

Date: 1873

STATISTICS

Name: Colt 1873 Single Action Army
Type: Centrefire Revolver
Origin: American
Produced: 1873-Present
Number Built: 200,000+
Weight: 43oz (1048g)
Length: 13in (318mm)
Capacity: 6 Rounds
Calibre: .45 Colt1
Effective Range: 50yd (45m)

Colt Single Action Army Revolver

Description

Probably the most famous of the Old West guns, the Colt six-shooter became renowned as the ‘gun that won the West’.

Popular with the military, agents of the law, and with criminals, it was said by a former train robber that ‘a Colt’s forty-five makes all men equal’.

The Royal Armouries is fortunate enough to have on loan the Colt that belonged to rancher John Tunstall, whose murder ‘Billy the Kid’ set out to avenge in 1878.

STATISTICS

Name: Colt 1873 Single Action Army
Type: Centrefire Revolver
Origin: American
Produced: 1873-Present
Number Built: 200,000+
Weight: 43oz (1048g)
Length: 13in (318mm)
Capacity: 6 Rounds
Calibre: .45 Colt1
Effective Range: 50yd (45m)

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