The longer version of the SAA .45 was called 'Cavalry style' because it was preferred by Cavalry troopers and officers for its 7-1/2" barrel, which provided superior accuracy and distance of fire compared to the short-barreled 'fast-draw' models. This beautiful non-firing replica is a superb example of the gunmaker's art, in black with brass accents and black American Eagle grips. Like all our SAA replicas, this one has a functional lock mechanism, revolving cylinder and working ejector system, and can be loaded with replica ammo sold on this site. (See below for info). The cylinders are bored to a non-standard size for safety, and real .45 cartridges will not fit in the chambers.