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Here are some images of handguns that allegedly won the West or rather played a significant part in the way the struggle between opposing factions was played out. Having been brought up on a media diet of Bonanza, Gun smoke and Rawhide to name but a few, these artefacts have become for many of us, part of our childhood. The development of handguns from the single shot weapons of the early 19th century to the refined revolvers available by the end of the century was faster than in any other preceding period.

The Pictures shown below were taken at Antique Arms fairs. They are fine originals and if you look carefully at some of the price tags, they can sell for in excess of 3.5K!

ANVIL CONVERSIONS

Est April 2011

Member of The Gun Trade Association

The Pictures below are of some of our prototypes that have not been taken into production

The above photos were our take on the Richards-Mason conversion of the 0.44 1860 Colt

The above photos were our take on the Richards-Mason conversion of the 0.36 1851 Colt

The above photo was our first conversion based on the Richards-Mason conversion of the 0.36 1851 Colt

The demand for the 1858 Remington conversion has exceeded any request for the Colt options. Prototypes are very much one offs and the method of producing them is slow and costly. If a prototype shows promise, through demand, it justifies the cost of producing dedicated tooling and jigs to aid production. Unfortunately the demand for the Colts has never justified this work and the decision was made not to offer them as a product. Things may change. These are beautiful guns and perform well, particularly in 0.44 calibre. Maybe as the shooting fraternity become more aware of the fun of ownership of this type of revolver the interest might grow and make producing them a commercially viable option!

The donor revolver is a Uberti

The donor revolver is a Pietta

The donor revolver is a Pietta

The above photo is a one off, made to special order. Again, based on the Richards-Mason conversion of the 1851 Pietta Colt. This particular example is in 0.44 cal.