Wild Bill Hickok. The “Prince of Pistoleers.” The “Greatest Gunman of the American West” – and one of the most exciting Americans ever to carry a firearm! Now, as a tribute to this great American, The American Historical Foundation is proud to present the Wild Bill Hickok Revolver, a handsomely hand-engraved firearm based on his Colt Model 1851 Revolver. Designed by Samuel Colt, himself, this .36-caliber, six-shot, Model 1851 revolver is one of the most famous handguns ever made, and one of the most highly-prized classic guns in American history. Like many adventurers of the American West, Wild Bill selected the 1851 as his favorite “equalizer” – in fact, he often carried two of them, butt forward, in the “Plains” or “Twist” draw fashion.
Few firearms have ever been made with such attention to embellishment and detail – and even fewer are available for purchase. The entire Revolver is mirror polished, hand engraved with classic 19th Century gun art, and then, heavily plated with elegant Nickel. The grip is faux ivory with the American eagle and the word “Liberty” sculpted in bas relief, like on his original revolver. His full name was James Butler Hickok, and “J.B. Hickok 1869” is engraved on the backstrap, like on the revolvers he carried.
This is a strictly limited edition of only 500 guns, worldwide. Each Revolver is serially numbered between 001 and 500 and is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity, attesting to the edition limit and your individual number.
The Limited Edition Wild Bill Hickok Revolver is hand built exclusively for the Foundation by the skilled gunsmiths of Uberti, world-renowned as the best at replicating original Colt presentation guns. The engraving is being done by some of the very best hand engravers in the world. Before the engravers start their hand cutting, they beautifully polish each gun to a mirror finish. The hand engraving requires many careful, tedious hours of a master engraver’s time. Each component is hand fitted together for extra smooth operation. The genuine Hard Nickel plating across the Revolver is not only beautiful, but it also enhances the fine workmanship of the engraving.
Also available is a custom made, luxuriously lined Display Case with locking glass lid and engraved identification plaque to display and protect your Tribute from dust and unauthorized handling.
Since the Wild Bill Hickok 1851 Navy Revolver is a working blackpowder revolver, we will arrange delivery through UPS to ship directly to your home with age verification (NJ residents must ship to FFL dealer).