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Guns of the Wild West (1783-1920)

Authored By Staff Writer | Last Updated: 12/30/2015

Rather unsurprisingly, the taming of the American "Wild West" was handled by none other than the gun.





There are a total of (17) Guns of the Wild West (1783-1920) in the Military Factory. Entries are listed below in alphanumeric order. Flag images indicative of country of origin. This list showcases weapons that adhere to the "myth" period of the Wild West - that is, those weapons seen during the span romanticized by Hollywood films and other media. The span ranges from 1783 to 1920 and is also known as the "Old West". The actual recognized soan of the true American Frontier period spans 1607 until 1912.




1860
Colt Model 1860 New Army
Colt brought about their New Army Model revolver in 1860 and it quickly proved itself the definitive... [Read More]
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1873
Colt Single Action Army (Colt 45 / Peacemaker)
The Colt firearms firm certainly hit its stride in the 1800s, helped no doubt by the American Civil ... [Read More]
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1847
Colt Walker
Captain Samuel Hamilton Walker (1817-1847) served as a Texas Ranger and within the US military throu... [Read More]
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1860
Cooper Pocket Double Action
Many firearms manufacturers of the late 1800s were overshadowed by the likes of Colt and Remington b... [Read More]
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1825
Deringer (Derringer Pocket Pistol)
The word "derringer" was a generic name for super-compact pistols of the 19th Century. The title ste... [Read More]
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1861
Gatling Gun Model 1861
Richard Gatling patented his ferocious weapon in the early 1860s and the type was subsequently used ... [Read More]
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1859
Manhattan Navy
Manhattan Firearms Company was established by a committee of businessmen in 1856 in preparation for ... [Read More]
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1864
Metropolitan Navy Model 1864
In 1864, Colt's East Armory erupted into flames which destroyed all but two of its buildings. The ev... [Read More]
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1861
Remington Model 1858 Army
Remington Arms gained considerable popularity during the American Civil War (1861-1865) with their l... [Read More]
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1875
Remington Model 1875 New Army
The Remington Model 1875 New Army followed the form and function of the successful Model 1858 which ... [Read More]
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1867
Sharps Model 1867 (Carbine)
Christian Sharps initially spent time under the employ of other firearms manufacturers that included... [Read More]
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1860
Spencer Rifle / Carbine
Christopher Spencer (1833-1922) proved an inventor at heart and one of his most storied creations be... [Read More]
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1872
Webley Bull Dog
The British Webley Bull Dog pocket revolver was a small, powerful firearm that saw considerable comm... [Read More]
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1866
Winchester Model 1866
While the lever-action repeating Henry Rifle of 1860 proved revolutionary in its own right, it still... [Read More]
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1873
Winchester Model 1873
The Model 1873 was one of the early legends of the burgeoning American firearms industry and a model... [Read More]
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1876
Winchester Model 1876
With the arrival of evermore powerful centerfire cartridges appearing on the firearms front, it was ... [Read More]
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1892
Winchester Model 1892
Beginning in 1883, fabled American gunsmith John Moses Browning lent his talents - through a partner... [Read More]
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