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1860 Richards Transition Model®, Type II USA .45 LC, 8" Barrel

The American Civil War was one of the darkest times in our country’s history.  It was fought from 1861 to 1865 by honorable men of the United States of America and the seceded Confederate States of America. The War profoundly shaped our cultural and political landscape forever.     Cimarron Firearms pays tribute to this turbulent but important time in America’s history by producing The Blue and The Gray series.  Each revolver in this limited series will include a certificate of authenticity bearing the model, serial number and number produced within the series, making it a true collectors item.   This Cimarron revolver is a detailed replica of those originally used by officers and soldiers during the Civil War.  For those who prefer a cartridge firing revolver the percussion model is converted at the factory to center fire. The flag inlay was hand carved from a block of micarta knife handle material by legendary grip carver and maker, Paul Persinger of El Paso, Texas.  Our jeweler here in Fredericksburg, Champe Jennings made a mold from the carving and casts the inlays from pure silver.
$912.84
SKU
CA9052A00MI9
The American Civil War was one of the darkest times in our country’s history.  It was fought from 1861 to 1865 by honorable men of the United States of America and the seceded Confederate States of America. The War profoundly shaped our cultural and political landscape forever.     Cimarron Firearms pays tribute to this turbulent but important time in America’s history by producing The Blue and The Gray series.  Each revolver in this limited series will include a certificate of authenticity bearing the model, serial number and number produced within the series, making it a true collectors item.   This Cimarron revolver is a detailed replica of those originally used by officers and soldiers during the Civil War.  For those who prefer a cartridge firing revolver the percussion model is converted at the factory to center fire. The flag inlay was hand carved from a block of micarta knife handle material by legendary grip carver and maker, Paul Persinger of El Paso, Texas.  Our jeweler here in Fredericksburg, Champe Jennings made a mold from the carving and casts the inlays from pure silver. With his 1871 patent to convert percussion, front-loading revolvers to breech loading metallic cartridge arms, Colt employee Charles B. Richards was able to inexpensively convert the company's arms already in stock to the new self-contained cartridge system. Colt also produced a number of them, once the old percussion parts ran out, as newly manufactured breech loaders. This, the first truly practical method of updating their guns to handle the then-new metallic cased ammunition, allowed Colt to sell these sixguns at a competitive price of just a few dollars, compared to other metallic cartridge revolvers. In total, around 9,000 Richards Transition Models were manufactured between 1871-1878. Their low cost, combined with their modernization proved popular with folks, especially in the Western territories. Wild Bill Hickok was believed to have packed Richards conversions in his last years.
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Style Cartridge Conversion
Barrel Length 8 in.
Frame 2 3/4 in. Choke Tube Blue Steel
Hammer Fully Automatic Safety Hammer