Pietta Firearms has announced a new collection of old-school wheelguns for 2019: the 1873 Single Action series of revolvers. Built around the tried-and-proven, single-action Peacemaker pattern, the new 1873 pistol line is sure to be a hit with competitors in cowboy-action shooting, or others who love the look and feel of classic guns from the American Old West. Though the single-action revolver has been around for nearly 200 years, the gun continues to find success and popularity with modern shooters and can play a vital role in hunting and even personal defense, as we covered in this article on Shooting Illustrated.
“We pride ourselves on always staying ahead of the competition with our products,” said Alessandro Pietta, vice president of Pietta Firearms. “All of us at Pietta have worked painstakingly hard to create the 1873 Series. We believe that this series will become a staple within our product line, and we believe our customers will see the quality and accuracy after the first shot.”
The 1873 SA Series can be considered some the most “true-to-original” firearms on the market. This 1873 SA Series is available in .45 Colt, .357 Mag., 44/40 Win., .44 Mag, .22 WMR and .22 LR calibers. MSRP will vary depending on the features you chose for your gun.
The series has a multitude of design options including different barrel lengths, grip panel materials, grip styles such as traditional and “birds head” grips and grip materials, as well as different finishes included blued finish and color case-hardening. If you can think of a configuration you'd like to see in a classic, single-action revolver, chances are there is a Peacemaker-pattern pistol in the 1873 lineup that will match your wants.