Altamont Aged Ivory Grips
Ruger’s Blackhawk and Vaquero are very popular modern versions of Colt’s classic SAA that are available in a wide variety of calibers. Altamont now is offering classic aged ivory grip panels for many of their lines including Ruger Blackhawk, Vaquero, and New Vaquero revolvers. Each panel can come with or without a Lone Star medallion for an added touch of class. Note that these grip panels will not fit old-style, three-screw XR3-framed Ruger Blackhawks. For more information, visit http://www.altamontco.com or call 800-626-5774.
DeSantis Swift Strip
DeSantis Gunhide has introduced the #T11 Swift Strip, a compact and handy device for loading revolvers. One strip will fit in most single mag/knife pouches, trouser pockets and other places. It is injection molded from a flexible polymer material and holds six rounds of .38 Special/.357 Mag ammo. DeSantis also designed the Swift Strip so it will load two rounds into your revolver’s cylinder at a time for speedy reloads. Two Swift Strips come in a pack for $8. For more information, visit http://www.desantisholster.com or call 800-424-1236.
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Kirst Cartridge Konverters
The new Kirst Cartridge Konverters from Buffalo Arms are designed to convert your reproduction percussion revolvers to fire blackpowder cartridges and cowboy ammunition. Each set comes with one breech ring and two cylinders. You can get either two .45 Colt cylinders or one .45 Colt and one .45 ACP cylinder. They fit either Uberti or Pietta 1858 blackpowder revolvers. Note that these cylinders may not be used with brass-framed revolvers. They are designed only for steel-framed revolvers. For more information, visit http://www.buffaloarms.com or call 208-263-6953.
Old West Reproductions Rig
The new #113 rig from Old West Reproductions is an exact reproduction of a 1920-1940 period holster originally made by H.H. Heiser of Denver and popular among Texas Rangers and other law enforcement entities during that era. The company offers this holster with a variety of features for most single- and double-action revolvers. Old West Reproductions offers the #113 so the gun hangs straight down, angled for a cross-draw or with the FBI cant. There are also several tooling options to choose from. For more information, visit http://www.oldwestreproductions.com or call 406-273-2615.
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Sweet Water 22
The Sweet Water 22 from Western Star Leather is a rig for your Colt Peacemaker .22, Colt New Frontier .22 or Ruger Single-Six .22. This rig really is “sweet” and includes a good-looking lined holster, a 2.5-inch-wide Ranger-style belt without loops and a small belt pouch for your cartridges. Everything comes with #10 border stamping to make a nice matching rig. The Sweet Water 22 is available in black, brown, chestnut and natural colors. For more information, visit http://www.westernstarleather.com or call 702-293-3397.
C.M. Russell Henry Rifle
American Legacy Firearms has been crafting high-quality firearms since 2004. One of its newest additions, the C.M. Russell Henry Rifle, pays tribute to artist Charles Marion Russell. Although Russell was a great painter, he was also an avid sculptor, storyteller and photographer. By the time Russell died on Oct. 24, 1926, he produced more than 2,000 art pieces. Built on a fully functional Henry .30-30, the rifle is plated with 24-karat gold and has an American walnut stock. The engravings are of Russell’s greatest artworks, and his signature on the forend’s left side. A portion of each sale is donated to the C.M. Russell Museum. For more information, visit http://www.americanlegacyfirearms.com or call 877-887-4867)
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This article originally published in the Summer 2015 issue of GUNS OF THE OLD WEST®, print and digital subscriptions to GUNS OF THE OLD WEST are available here.