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 new Taylor's Ace. (Photo: Chris Eger/Guns.com)


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. 
 

Besides the standard .44-caliber black powder format, they accept a 6-shot .45 LC conversion cylinder (sold separately). Taylor's reps tell us such ammo flexibility has translated into a huge demand in the past year for such models. (Photo: Chris Eger/Guns.com)


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. 
 

Models include variants with a two-piece white PVC grip and brass trigger guard, smooth walnut grips, and checkered walnut grips, all with an asking price running in the $350 range. (Photo: Chris Eger/Guns.com)

 

More Conversions


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. 
 

Now that is a thing of beauty. Note the case-hardened steel frame and rich bluing. (Photo: Chris Eger/Guns.com)
And what the company bills as their "Hickok Conversion," a 3.5-inch 1860 cutdown in .45 LC. (Photo: Chris Eger/Guns.com)

 

Gunfighter Expansions 


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. 
 

The Gunfighter Defender has a blue finish with a case-hardened frame and is offered in both .357 Mag and .45 LC. It is also offered with either a 4.75- or 5.5-inch barrel. The asking price is $655. (Photo: Taylor's)
Available in the same caliber and barrel lengths as the Gunfighter Defender is the new Gunfighter Nickel. A flashy six-gun featuring nickel plating and charcoal blue screws, it retains the extra-long grip featured on Taylor’s other Gunfighter models. The asking price is $704.  (Photo: Taylor's)

 
Watch this space for more information on these great new guns.

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