New: Taylor's 1858 Remington Snub Nose 44/45 Conversion Revolvers
A neat take on classic cap-and-ball revolvers, Taylor's & Company Firearms has a new line of whittled down 1858 Remington .44s that readily accept .45 Colt conversion cylinders.
Established in 1988, the Virginia-based importer and distributor has long carved a name for itself in both the black powder and modern cartridge "cowboy gun" market and is continuing to innovate for the 21st Century, while keeping its traditional styling.
We ran into Taylor's at this month's inaugural Shooting Sports Showcase in Alabama and checked them out. One of the cooler new things they had on tap for 2021 – in three variants – was the Ace.
The compact revolver is based on the lines of the 1858 Remington New Army but features a 3-inch octagon barrel, making it a snub nose version that has a more comfortable weight and size for carrying. A neat take that emulates the wide range of customized and converted guns that were floating around after the Civil War left thousands of surplus Model 1858s on the commercial market.
Overall length on the Ace is 8.38-inches due to the 3-inch barrel, while the weight on the steel-framed revolver is around 38 ounces. They use a basic fixed front blade sight and rear notch.
Other new revolvers for Taylor's this year include an 1860 Army Long that runs an 8-inch barrel and a .45 LC conversion cylinder.
Taylor's is also growing its Gunfighter line with a couple of new models. Using the same low-flat hammer spur which allows for speed and accuracy when shooting, the Gunfighter series is popular with both competitive shooters and sportsmen of all stripes. The new steel-framed single-action cartridge guns, based on the 1873 Colt SAA, include the Gunfighter Defender and the Gunfighter Nickel.
Watch this space for more information on these great new guns.