Since the .45 caliber "six shooter" is such a significant part of Old West history, we offer our 1873 replica in your choice of three different finishes. These non-firing replicas have fully functioning mechanical parts. You can spin the cylinder, cock the hammer, pull the trigger--even load replica shells in the chambers (sold separately)
No collection of western firearms is complete without the legendary .45. Get yours today--choose pewter/iron finish, blued/black or bright nickel--all with classic wood grips.
The Single Action Army (SAA) Revolver was produced in several forms and different calibers from 1872 to 1940, with production totalling about 3500 pieces, though most were .45 caliber.
Since the Single Action Army Revolver was introduced and adopted as an American military sidearm at the same time the 'Wild West' was being settled, the two became forever linked in legend and history. The .45 Single Action Army revolver was quickly dubbed the "Frontier Six Shooter".
"The Equalizer" was another nickname the .45 soon acquired. Aside from being a superior weapon in technology and firepower, the .45 "six shooter" was simply a lot easier to shoot--and that made it a more accessible weapon to a lot more potential users than the powder and ball or cap and ball percussion pistols. It was the .45's greater ease of use that prompted the saying, "God made men, but Samuel Colt made them equal."