No Colt revolver has earned greater fame than the single action army – The Peacemaker. In design and performance, in line and form, no more sculptural and practical Colt has ever been created. Movies serve as constant reminders of the role this equalizer played in winning the West.
Colt’s first revolvers operated using the single-action method, meaning they required the shooter to first cock the hammer by hand prior to firing. Capitalizing on the patent giving him a monopoly on revolver manufacturing until 1857 and taking advantage of his grasp of industrialization and natural penchant for marketing, Colt opened the world’s largest private firearms factory in 1855. His gunmaking operation, the first to mass-produce gun parts using steam-powered belt-driven machines, quickly assembled Colt single action revolvers at a time when most guns were still being made by hand.
Samuel Colt’s innovations led to the production of the legendary Peacemaker, a single-action .45-caliber revolver that incorporated the grip frame he pioneered in earlier percussion revolvers. Colt single action army revolvers helped solidify the gun maker’s place as a world leader in firearms manufacturing.
COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER SPECIFICATIONS:
- Action: Single
- Caliber: 45 Colt
- Barrel Length: 5.5″
- Capacity: 6
- Hammer Style: Spurred
- Grips: Double Eagle Black Composite
- Sights: Fixed
- Weight: 42 oz
- Frame Description: Case Hardened
- Frame Size: Standard
- Cylinder Finish: Blued
- Barrel Finish: Black
- Barrel Length Range: 5.00″ to 5.99″
- Weight Range: 32.00 oz to 47.99 oz
- Finish: Blue Barrel/ Color Case Hardened Frame
- Stock: Black Composite Eagle Grips
- Overall Length: 11