I have always wondered exactly how powerful those Civil War pistols were so, I grabbed some ordinance gel and decided to see what these weapons can do.
When Colt came out with his “Baby Dragoon” model in 1848 especially for civilian use and sale, the concealed carry handgun was born.
The Open Top revolver represents a time when muzzleloading firearms gave way to cartridges. It is slow, old, and obsolete and that is exactly why I love it.
“The Pinkertons” is new Western show that follows three cornerstone members of the Pinkerton Detective Agency as they solve crimes and mete out justice.
With their revolvers hanging off the hips of every turn-of-the-19th-century man (and many women) worth their salt, the bigwigs at Colt knew that they had lightning in a bottle and if they were going to ever move into the Remington and Winchester dominated rifle market they would need to let it out.
Falling block action rifles rose to fame in the 1880s and fell from glory when times dictated the speed of repeaters. However, the action is far from dead.
Colt’s 1873 Single Action Army was a gun that enjoyed a storied service life. Like many of the other US military guns, the Single Action Army went on to even greater fame in its civilian incarnation. And now Taylor’s is offering an engraved Cattleman that sets the standard for affordable reproductions.
Looking for a lever action carbine that will fit nicely in a saddle holster? Or maybe you are looking for a finely tuned competition gun for cowboy action shooting. Either way, Cimarron and Uberti have teamed up to make a great copy of an old Winchester. The 1873 Saddle Shorty is a nicely finished short stroked lever gun.
The Uberti Hombre is a great pistol for the price. It doesn’t have the fancy finish like other Ubertis, but it shoots just as good.
Like so many once innovative products with loyal fan followings, many frugal blackpowder pistoleros weren’t ready to buy metal cartridge models immediately upon their release. Enter cartridge conversion models.