Uberti USA pays homage to two of the greatest gunslingers of the Old West with the Bonney 1873 Cattleman and Wild Bill 1851 Navy Conversion.
How Uberti USA's new revolvers bring the Old West alive:
- Bonney is a replica of the 1873 Single-Action Army Billy the Kid favored.
- Wild Bill is an 1851 Navy Conversion, close to what Hickok carried.
- Both have color-case hardened frames.
- Each shoots modern smokeless ammunition.
The Old West continues to capture the imagination, especially if you’re a gun guy. Certainly, we’ve come a long way since the single-action army revolver and black powder, most definitely for the better. That said, those old six-shooters still get the heart thumping.
That’s certainly the case with two revolvers Uberti USA introduced recently to its limited-edition Outlaws & Lawmen Series. An homage to two of the West’s greatest gunslingers – William Bonney (AKA Billy the Kid) and Wild Bill Hickok – the Bonney 1873 Cattleman and Wild Bill 1851 Navy Conversion are lookers and shooters. To boot, they’d likely be favored by their namesakes, if they were around today. After all, Billy was known to carry a Colt Single-Action Army and Hickok’s Navy Revolvers were famous – though he favored the original cap-and-ball model.
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Built to handle modern ammunition, the Bonney is chambered .45 Long Colt and the Wild Bill .38 Special. The revolvers come in relatively affordable, the Cattleman with an MSRP of $799 and the Navy $809.
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ACCOKEEK, Md. (January 22, 2019) – The history of the Old West is filled with tales of wild gunfights, mid-day robberies and romance that still captivates us today. Uberti USA brings these memories to light with the extension of their limited-edition Outlaws & Lawmen Series.
Uberti USA pays homage to two of the most famous gunfighters of the Old West with the introduction of the Bonney 1873 Cattleman and Wild Bill 1851 Navy Conversion replica revolvers. The revolvers draw inspiration from William “Billy the Kid” Bonney and James Butler “Wild Bill” Hickok.
The legend of Billy the Kid has been a cornerstone of Old West lore since Bonney met his demise at the hands of Lincoln County Sherriff Pat Garrett in 1881. Throughout most of Bonney’s notorious life as a gunfighter, the young shooter carried an 1873 Colt Single Action Army revolver. This ubiquitous revolver was holstered on Bonney’s belt in the only known image ever taken of the outlaw. Known as The Peacemaker, the iconic revolver is known as “The Gun That Won the West.”
Chambered in .45 Long Colt, the Bonney 1873 Cattleman features a simulated bison horn bird’s head grip, color case frame and blued steel barrel measuring 5 ½ inches. The six-shot weighs in at 2.3 pounds and has an overall length of 11 inches. The Bonney 1873 Cattleman gives Old West fans a way to relive the wild times of the West with a revolver that looks as good as it shoots.
Wild Bill Hickok made a name for himself as a soldier, scout, lawman and expert marksman. He was rarely seen without his two muzzle-loading, ivory-handled 1851 Navy Revolvers. Uberti USA pays tribute to the legacy of Wild Bill Hickok with the 1851 Navy Conversion, which is more practically chambered for the easily available .38 special.
The Wild Bill 1851 Navy Conversion captures the romance of the Wild West with a simulated ivory grip, 6-shot engraved cylinder, color case frame and 7 1/2-inch blued steel barrel. Overall length comes in at 13 inches and with a weight of 2.7 pounds. The form and function of the Wild Bill 1851 Navy Conversion delivers nostalgia of the days where a dependable revolver might be the only thing between life and death during the harsh days of the Old West.
Uberti USA Outlaws & Lawmen Series Extensions
Bonney – 1873 Single Action Cattleman
Caliber: .45 Long Colt. Barrel Length: 5.5 inches. Overall Length: 11 inches. Overall Weight: 2.3 lbs. Grip: Simulated bison horn bird’s head. Finish: Blued steel/color case. Cylinder: 6-shot, fluted. Number of Grooves: 6. Rate of Twist: 1:16 RH. Warranty: 5 years. MSRP: $799.
Wild Bill – 1851 Navy Conversion
Caliber: .38 special. Barrel Length: 7.5 inches. Overall Length: 13 inches. Overall Weight: 2.7 lbs. Grip: Simulated ivory. Finish: Blued steel/color case. Cylinder: 6-shot. Number of Grooves: 6. Rate of Twist: 1:18.75 RH. Warranty: 5 years. MSRP: $809.
For more information on the Bonney and Wild Bill, please visit www.uberti-usa.com.