Summary: The description, specs, photos and MSRP for the USFA Custer Battlefield Gun.
Orville W. Ainsworth served as an Ordnance Sub-inspector at the Colt plant from mid-October 1873 through Nov. 7, 1874. It was Ainsworth who actually inspected the guns in the serial range of 200-14,343, and this was the block of guns used during the height of the Indian wars, including Custer’s infamous Last Stand.
This historical gun is available today from USFA. Called the Custer Battlefield Gun, it’s a Colt SAA reproduction chambered in .45 LC and built on a black powder frame with an antique patina aged blue finish. Each gun features correct style barrel address, patent markings and “US” stampings as well as single cartouche on the left grip. These guns are limited to the serial number range Ainsworth inspected and use the exact old-style hand numbering.
Other features include:
- A one-piece antique walnut grip with an oil finish;
- a v-notch rear sight;
- a blade front sight; and
- a hand-checkered hammer.