ACCOKEEK, Md. (January 22, 2019) – The history of the Old West is filled with tales of wild gunfights, mid-day robberies and romance that still captivates us today. Uberti USA brings these memories to light with the extension of their limited-edition Outlaws & Lawmen Series.
Uberti USA pays homage to two of the most famous gunfighters of the Old West with the introduction of the Bonney 1873 Cattleman and Wild Bill 1851 Navy Conversion replica revolvers. The revolvers draw inspiration from William “Billy the Kid” Bonney and James Butler “Wild Bill” Hickok.
The legend of Billy the Kid has been a cornerstone of Old West lore since Bonney met his demise at the hands of Lincoln County Sherriff Pat Garrett in 1881. Throughout most of Bonney’s notorious life as a gunfighter, the young shooter carried an 1873 Colt Single Action Army revolver. This ubiquitous revolver was holstered on Bonney’s belt in the only known image ever taken of the outlaw. Known as The Peacemaker, the iconic revolver is known as “The Gun That Won the West.”
Chambered in .45 Long Colt, the Bonney 1873 Cattleman features a simulated bison horn bird’s head grip, color case frame and blued steel barrel measuring 5 ½ inches. The six-shot weighs in at 2.3 pounds and has an overall length of 11 inches. The Bonney 1873 Cattleman gives Old West fans a way to relive the wild times of the West with a revolver that looks as good as it shoots.
Wild Bill Hickok made a name for himself as a soldier, scout, lawman and expert marksman. He was rarely seen without his two muzzle-loading, ivory-handled 1851 Navy Revolvers. Uberti USA pays tribute to the legacy of Wild Bill Hickok with the 1851 Navy Conversion, which is more practically chambered for the easily available .38 special.
The Wild Bill 1851 Navy Conversion captures the romance of the Wild West with a simulated ivory grip, 6-shot engraved cylinder, color case frame and 7 1/2-inch blued steel barrel. Overall length comes in at 13 inches and with a weight of 2.7 pounds. The form and function of the Wild Bill 1851 Navy Conversion delivers nostalgia of the days where a dependable revolver might be the only thing between life and death during the harsh days of the Old West.
Uberti USA Outlaws & Lawmen Series Extensions