Established in 1775, The United States Cavalry has a long and proud
history. In today's high-tech era where cavalry steeds have been replaced
by tanks and helicopters, the Cavalry's esprit de corps and
dedication to duty remain the same.
The U.S. Cavalry is undoubtedly best known for
its role in taming the American West. Despite post-Civil War cutbacks, the
U.S. Cavalry was still the most efficient and resourceful force of its
kind anywhere in the world. And they faced a formidable opponent, the
Indians of the Western plains. The Plains Indians were masters of mounted
warfare, and many of their leaders were skillful strategists, matching
their Cavalry counterparts in battle strategy and tactics.
Unquestionably, the handgun most closely
identified with the U.S. Cavalry is the .45 caliber Model 1873 Single
Action revolver with a 7 1/2" barrel. The official Army sidearm from
1873 until 1892, it won a special place in the hearts of Americans for its
dramatic role on the Western frontier during the Old West era. Long after
retirement from government service, it was carried by military and police
officers who appreciated its power, simplicity and rugged construction.
Today, America Remembers is proud to present
the U.S. Cavalry Association Tribute Revolver, a handsome, Single Action
Revolver, which is issued in cooperation with the United States Cavalry
Association at Fort Riley, Kansas. Each revolver now available in this
edition is produced for us by the master craftsmen of A. Uberti, who have
expertly created this classic firearm just as they have created so many of
the western classics since 1959, and have established themselves as the
premier maker of historical firearms recreations. For decades, their
craftsmen have combined modern high-grade materials with the time-honored
methods of finishing to create exquisite, working reproductions of
history's greatest firearms.
This edition is issued in a very limited
quantity of only 300
Tribute revolvers. With a design that melds efficiency with beauty, the
Single Action Revolver is known for its smooth handling, balance and
style. The U.S. Cavalry Association Tribute Revolver
fills your hand with the celebrated weight, solidity and fine balance that
has marked the Single Action from its very beginning. Each revolver
is polished and decorated by craftsmen specifically commissioned for the
Tribute by America Remembers. The Tribute revolver is polished overall to
a near-mirror finish, and then decorated in 24-karat gold and nickel with
special blackened patinaed highlights.