The Florida-based firm Diamondback Firearms announced the Sidekick Birdshead for 2023, a trim version of its nine-shot convertible revolver.
I have a Colt Single Action Army revolver dated 1902-1903 with the Serial No. 230507. It has a 4¾" barrel, approximately 70 percent bluing and is chambered in .45 Colt. My question is, when did Colt begin putting the Rampant Colt logo onto the cylinder?
Introduced in 1956, Sturm, Ruger & Co., brought to life the .44 Rem. Mag through its storied “Flat Top” revolver, the Blackhawk. Read along as Field Editor Wiley Clapp chronicles 50 years of the Blackhawk along with field testing of special 50th anniversary edition of the New Model Blackhawk.
When my father retired in 1967, he gave me a Colt revolver. It is stamped “COLT D.A. 38” and has a serial number in two adjacent places: the trigger guard next to the screw and the frame next to the trigger guard: 138XXX or 136XXX. I was told that Billy the Kid carried a Colt double-action revolver. Do you know if that is true?
In an effort to outdo Smith & Wesson’s fast-loading, top-break revolvers, Colt brought a solid-frame, swing-out-cylinder revolver to the market in 1889. Its initial models were large-frame handguns in .38 and .41 calibers designed for military use.