GENERAL CUSTER'S 1861 NAVY REVOLVER CA805 Collector's Armoury This elegantly engraved pistol is an identical replica of the 1861 Navy revolver presented General Custer during the Civil War. Cock the hammer and twirl the cylinder, and the locking pins and percussion cap will be revealed. Pull the trigger and experience the same satisfaction its owner must have felt in 1862.
The wolf’s head design on either side of the hammer was one of many fascinating flourishes added to the revolver by the famed 19th Century engraver L.D. Nimschke. This re-creation is exact in every detail, right down to the craftsman’s guide, the letter “P”, which was placed adjacent to the serial number, calling for special handling so this weapon could be plated. The handsome grips offer an intricate eagle and shield design. The checkered patterning on both sides are perfectly restored to cover the area that was blotted out by the personalization plate. The personality of this reproduction is as bold as the charactar of its original owner.
An optional Frame Set comes with brass post hangers, silver Name Plate of ID, and easily hangs via hangers mounted on rear. Our optional Box Set offers a 10" x 17.5" x 3" furnature grade Alder wood box that will accomodate desktop or wall display. Foam padded display core, brass hinges and clasps, and a brass ID plate make for an outstanding presentation of this prized replica weapon.
This percussion revolver was widely used in the American Civil War and it continued to be a prominent firearm in the settling of the American west. Hence, the Colt Navy has been used in many films, far too many to list here but some of them include: John Wayne in "The Big Trail", "How the west was won", "The good the bad and the ugly", "Glory", "Gettysburg", "Dances with Wolves" and "Wyatt Earp".
Colt first named this Revolver "the Ranger model"; but the designation "Navy" quickly took over. It remained in production until 1873, when revolvers using fixed metallic cartridges came into widespread use.
• Non-Firing Replica
• Overall Length: 13-1/2" • Barrel Length: 7-1/2" • Grips: Checkered Simulated Ivory • Frame Assembly: Cast Zinc Alloy • Finish: Antique Silver / Antique Gold • Weight: 2 lbs. 8 oz. • Optional Frame: 10-1/2" x 19" x 1-1/2" • Optional Box: 10" x 17.5" x 3" • Decorated engraved frame assembly in polished and silver finish, and sim ivory grips. • Working single action, the hammer can cocked (two positions) which also moves the chamber round. Functional lock and loading mechanisms. • Trigger can be pulled which fires the hammer • The loading lever under the barrel moves and slides the ram bar into the lowest positioned chambers of the 6 shot cylinder; which on the original pistol would ram black powder, wad, & ball into each chamber. • Accurate detailing, correct size and weight
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Collectors Classics by Collector's Armoury LTD: These Western and Civil War revolvers are the most historically accurate and authentic non-firing replicas available in the world today. This line of premier reproductions honors the legends that carried these original firearms and embodies the American spirit that opened and tamed the American Frontier. These non-firing replica firearms feature a brilliant polished finish, working action, and accurate historical details. The CA Classics selection offers the discerning collector an affordable choice when selecting a museum quality replica firearm. Create a stunning focal point in your home, office or choose the ideal gift for the person who has everything. In the tradition of historic reproductions, these replicas will neither chamber nor fire ammunition, and cannot be altered to do so.