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    Cowboy style revolver

    Is anyone aware of a older style of revolver that is DA? Basically something that looks like the nice old SA revolvers but is a DA and can be practically used?


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    You are asking about the Schofield revolvers maybe? Several manufactures offer reproductions of this revolver that was originally made in the late 1800's. The revolver is a DA and features a break open top. Try Navy Arms and/or Ulberti. There are other manufacturers as well.

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    There was the 1877 Colt Lightning.
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    However it had a reputation of being break-o-matic so if you looking for a practicle DA cowboy gun I'd look elsewhere.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ctr View Post
    You are asking about the Schofield revolvers maybe?

    These are single action, not double-action.
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    The Colt Model 1877 was a smallish DA revolver chambered in .38 Long Colt and .41 Long Colt. Popularly, though not officially known as the "Lightning" Model in .38, the .41 was known as the "Thunderer." The .38 Long Colt is about like a .38 Special target wadcutter load in performance. The .41 Long Colt looks like a more reasonable self defense round with a 200 grain bullet at 750 fps or so but is long obsolete. Well, Cowboy Action shooters have revived it and some few runs of ammo or brass occasionally happen these days.

    The large Model 1878 was available in the more substantial .38-40, .44-40, .45 Colt among a few other scare chamberings. The Model 1902 was a odd variation of the Model 1878 that featured an odd over sized trigger. Variously known as the "Alaskan Model" it was said to be designed for gloved use. Also known as the "Philippine Model" it was claimed that the over sized trigger facilitated use by the Philippine Constabulary troops who were of small stature and who had difficulty pulling through the heavy DA trigger of the big Colt. The trigger design allowed them to gain purchase with two fingers.

    I've heard both explanations for the Model 1902 for years and have no idea if either is correct.

    Here's a link to some examples of the Colt models.
    Colt 1877 DA Lightnings, Thunderers; Model 1878 Double Actions

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