Thursday, March 15, 2012

Gun of the Day- The "How the West Was Won" Edition

The Colt Single Action Army
or more lovingly called, the

Service history
In service: 1873–1892 (Artillery Model - 1902)
Used by: United States
Wars: Indian wars, Spanish-American war, Philippine-American War, Mexican Revolution, World War I
Range wars
Production history
Designer: William Mason and Charles Brinckerhoff Richards
Designed: 1872
Manufacturer: Colt's Patent Firearms Manufacturing Company
Produced: 1873
Weight: 1,048 g (with 7½" barrel)
Length: 11" (279 mm - with 5½" barrel); 13" (318 mm - with 7½" barrel)
Cartridge: .45 Colt
Caliber: .45 Colt, .44-40 WCF, .38-40 WCF, .32-20 WCF and many others, including .22LR, .38Spl, .357Magnum, .44Spl (commercial models)
Action: Single action Revolver
Feed system: 6-shot Cylinder

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