Used by both Union and Confederate forces, these legendary cap and ball revolvers are full size and weigh a hefty 2 lbs. 8 oz. The loading lever, hammer, trigger and cylinder action work like the rare, expensive originals. Manufactured with real wood grips, in gun metal grey, or deluxe blued barrel and simulated brass frame finishes. This non-firing replica has the handling characteristics of the original, with functional lock and loading mechanisms.
During the Civil War, the Union Army purchased almost 130,000 pieces of the M1860 Colt percussion revolver, making it the most-used revolver in the conflict. Enterprising Confederate armouries were quick to appropriate the design and produce the piece for Southern troops. The gun was a .44 calibre, six shot, front-loader that took linen or paper cartridges. This non-firing replica has the handling characteristics of the original, with functional lock and loading mechanisms.
Functional lock/loading mechanisms
Correct size and weight
Specification - Metric
Barrel Length 20 cm
Overall Length 37cm
Weight 1.120Kg 2lb 8oz
Price QualityRICHARDG TILLThis replica is not bad if only used as a visual decoration. Up close its a bit disappointing- little more than a toy The casting is not great (though other reviewers have suggested that Denix products are a lot better than they used to be). The "brass", frame has been made in two pieces with a huge gap under the hammer which is very disappointing, and the wood grips are somewhat loose. The whole piece has a floppy feel to it and of course can't be disassembled which is another disappointment. I think that if I want a "real" replica I will wait until I can afford Uberti products.
As a supplier, Southern Sword couldn't have been better; - perhaps they could stock Uberti ?