The first troops to receive Colt’s new 1873 army revolver in the latter portion of that same year, included Custer’s famed 7th Cavalry. It was these early issue pistols, inspected by Orville W. Ainsworth and shipped to Fort Lincoln, that Lt. Col. George Armstrong Custer’s cavalry desperately fought with as they made their last stand on June 25th, 1876, at the disastrous Battle of the Little Big Horn, known to the Indians as the Fight at the Greasy Grass. Cimarron’s 7th Cavalry model in .45 Colt, is another great historical reproduction inspired by an original in Cimarron’s antique collection. It’s a detail-perfect rendition of the single action of Custer’s ill-fated 7th Cavalry’s, legendary revolver. Each authentic 7 1/2-inch barreled, firearm is properly stamped with Ainsworth’s OWA cartouche on the walnut stock, government proof marks and the inspector’s initials are found in all of the appropriate locations and the last 4 numbers of the serial numbering is on the cylinder, as well as on the color case hardened frame, trigger guard and blued butt strap. The proper 2-line patent dates and the U.S. stamping is also found on the left side of the frame, as with genuine “Custer era” cavalry revolvers. This model is limited to just 2,000 units of each of Custer’s five companies C,E,F,I and L, that perished under his command at the Little Big Horn. Holding Cimarron’s 7th Cavalry model is like holding history in your hand!
|Cartridge||45 Colt (Long Colt)|
|Barrel Length||7.5 Inches|
|Rear Sight||Fixed Notch|
|Frame Finish||Case Hardened|
|Trigger Type||Single A|