Colt Trooper

When Colt ceased production of their double-action revolvers back in 1999 there was much wailing and gnashing of the teeth amongst the Colt aficionados. It remained possible to get a Colt Python made to special order up until 2005 when all production completely ceased. So in recent years if someone has wanted a Colt double-action ...

Elvis Presley’s Revolvers

Elvis Presley had good taste in revolvers. He was a "US male" before he became a rock and roll star and he grew up in a nation that, at that time, was strongly patriotic, and which held high moral standards. Elvis was also drafted into the army and served overseas so he was also subject ...

Freedom Arms 83 Revolver in .454 Casull

Freedom Arms began back in 1978 as a joint venture between Dick Casull, the co-inventor and developer of the .454 Casull revolver hunting cartridge along with Jack Fullmer, and Wayne Baker. The .454 Casull was created using a strengthened and lengthened .45 Colt cartridge case. The case being about a tenth of an inch longer ...

Winchester 1883 Prototype Revolver

Winchester were not content with just being America's main rifle maker, they also looked at becoming her main revolver maker and created prototypes such as the Wetmore-Wells which was displayed at the 1876 Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia, and the work done for Winchester by Hugo Borchardt to create prototypes that same year. Colt meanwhile were ...

Merwin Hulbert Revolvers

They were a revolver favored by Pat Garret and Jesse James. During the frontier era of the second half of the nineteenth century the Merwin Hulbert revolvers were not just the equal of the revolvers from Colt and Smith & Wesson but some regarded them as superior. Pat Garret and Jesse James were two men ...