The new Outlaw Legacy revolver series merges the best of the Old West with contemporary technology to provide a perfect blend of Western myth and modern manufacturing. Taylor’s & Co. Firearms has partnered with the Outlaw Legacy Gang to bring this series to the consumer market.
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This revolver line plays into a rich heritage of people’s love of the American West and their fascination with cowboys and outlaws. From the 19th century and Buffalo Bill’s Wild West to the 21st century and shows like Longmire, Americans have kept this fascination alive.
Taylor’s & Co. Firearms offers these Pietta-made, single-action revolvers in four configurations. All variants feature 4¾-inch barrels and weigh 36.8 ounces unloaded with overall lengths of 10¼ inches. This barrel length was one of three standard lengths offered in first-generation Colt SAA revolvers. Colloquially, shorter-barreled revolvers were called “Gunfighters,” befitting these newer outlaw guns.
This line comes in two traditional finishes: blued and nickel-plated. Both finishes feature full-coverage laser engraving with floral patterns. Each model has the Outlaw Legacy slogan, “God – Guns – Freedom,” on the right side of the barrel.
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These revolvers are also offered in two popular calibers: .45 Colt and .357 Mag. The .45 Colt cartridge was introduced alongside the original Single Action Army. The cartridge has become synonymous with the American West and was considered to have supreme stopping power until the development of Elmer Keith’s .357 Magnum in the 1930s.
The Outlaw Legacy series is the definition of a modern historical fusion. It embraces the traditional frame, barrel length, finishes, calibers and engravings of Western single actions but adds a modern flair with laser technology. The polymer ivory grips even harken back to the days of the Old West, with a contemporary and more cost-effective twist.
According to Keri McDonald of Taylor’s & Company Firearms, “The Outlaw Legacy project resulted in a quality firearm that represented the core values of sportsmen involved in the shooting sports.” Along those lines, these new revolvers adhere to the Single Action Shooting Society’s Shooters Handbook, from their general firearm type to the non-adjustable front blade sight.
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Taylor’s recognizes the need to produce historically accurate reproductions with increasingly efficient technology. And one thing for sure is that Taylor’s will continue to offer “a timeless representation of sportsmen’s values, while maintaining the historical reproductions that Taylor’s is known for offering on the market.” For more information, visit taylorsfirearms.com or call 540-722-2017.
• Caliber: .45 Colt, .357 Mag
• Barrel: 4¾ inches
• OA Length: 10¼ inches
• Weight: 36.8 ounces (empty)
• Grips: Polymer ivory
• Action: Single-action
• Finish: Blued or nickel
• Sights: Fixed
• Capacity: 6-shot
• MSRP: $679-725
This article originally published in the Winter 2016 issue of GUNS OF THE OLD WEST. For print and digital subscriptions to GUNS OF THE OLD WEST, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-800-284-5668.