Nations: United States
Branch: Armed Forces, Law Enforcement
Time Period: 1873- 1940s
Conflicts: American Indian Wars, Spanish American War, Philippine American War, Mexican Revolution, Irish War of Independence, WWI
Other Names: Six-Shooter, Peacemaker, Colt Buntline (specific to the 12 inch barrel variant)
Caliber: .45 Long Colt, .45 Schofield, .44-40 WCF, .32-40 WCF, .32-20 WCF, .22 Long Rifle, .45 ACP, .38 Special +
Facts: The Colt Single Action Army uses a single action trigger meaning the hammer must be cocked before each shot. The revolver is fed by a six-shot rotating cylinder and uses a loading gate and ejector rod to load and unload cartridges. Barrel lengths include 4.75 inches, 5.5 inches, 6.5 inches and the 12 inch Buntline barrel. The revolver was also available in over 30 different cartridges and in a variety of metal finishes.