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Colt Cowboy .45 Colt

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The Colt Cowboy offers lots of gun at an affordable price.

Colt Cowboy .45 Colt

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Model Name
Model Number
Home Defense
Caliber Plus Cartridge
Weight Unloaded
Overall Length
Barrel Length
Sight Radius
Overall Height
Front Strap Height
Back Strap Height
Maximum Width
Grip Thickness Max
Grip Circumference Max
Frame Material
Barrel Material
Grip Material
Trigger Pull Single
Trigger Pull Double
Trigger Span Single
Trigger Span Double

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The Colt Cowboy with a 5.5-inch barrel is a relatively new offering by Colt's aimed at the Cowboy Action market. Based on our testing, it ought to fill a lot of holsters.
Can you tell which is the Colt Cowboy and which is the 2nd Generation SA? The Cowboy is at the top. Note the position of the trigger within the guard, one of the potential problems with this gun's acceptance.
With the hammers cocked, the Cowboy (left) shows the cutout for the transfer bar system. The old Colt hammer style (right) has the firing pin affixed to it, so you can't safely load six rounds.
A nicely checkered hammer lets the shootist cock the Colt Cowboy easily. The rear sight notch is a square milled slot in the top of the frame. This gun shot where it looked.

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