Colt buntline 45 lc

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New to EMF's Great Western product line is the 12" Buntline. With the deep color case hardened finish, smooth action, and choice of walnut, ultra ivory or ultra stag grips, this pistol is a handsome addition to the finest gun collections. The first version of this unique firearm was rumored to have been designed by Colt for Ned Buntline.

The Colt Buntline is a long barreled variation of the Colt Single Action Army revolver, in which Stuart N. Lake described in his best-selling, but largely fictionalized biography, Wyatt Earp: Frontier Marshal.

According to Lake, the dime novelist  Edward Zane Carroll Judson, Sr. writing under the pseudonym of Ned Buntline, commissioned the guns and presented them to five lawmen Wyatt Earp, Bat Masterson, Bill Tilghman, Charlie Bassett, and Neil Brown in thanks for their help in contributing local color to his western yarns.

The Buntline became popular after its appearance on the TV sitcom Wyatt Earp. The success of the series created a flurry of sales on toy cap guns and holsters. There was  also a  demand for a gun like TV's Wyatt Earp. Colt shipped the first commercial Buntline Special as a sample to a factory rep on July 30, Colt presented and inscribed a Buntline Special to Las Vegas, Nevada Police Officer Walter R. Earp Jr., a grandnephew of Wyatt Earp. All second generation Buntline Specials were 45 Colt and approximately 4, produced between and

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Make: Colt
Model: Buntline Special Single Action Army
Serial Number: SA
Year of Manufacture: 
Caliber:  Long Colt
Action Type: Single Action
Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “Colt Buntline Special ”. The left side of the frame is marked “Pat. Sept. 19, / July 2,72 Jan. 19,75” with the Rampant Colt logo. The underside of the frame is marked “SA”. The underside of the barrel is marked “BB”. The front face of the cylinder is marked “”. The rear face is marked with the Rampant colt logo. The left side of the trigger guard is marked “V” and the right “K”.
Barrel Length: 12”
Sights / Optics: This revolver is mounted with a square notch milled in the receiver for a rear sight and a blade front sight.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are aged brown stag. They show light handling marks, and the right grip is much darker than the left which may be from oil staining. The grips rate in about Fine overall condition.
Type of Finish: Blue/Color Case
Finish Originality: All Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion.
Overall Condition: This revolver retains about 99% of its metal finish. There is minor pinprick surface erosion on both sides of the hammer spur, and slight wear marks on the front sides of the hammer. The cylinder does not have a drag line. The screw heads are sharp except for the grip screw which shows some disfiguration. The color case of the receiver is vivid and beautiful. The markings are clear. Overall, this revolver rates in about Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The cylinder has an Extremely tight lockup and the action functions correctly. We have not fired this revolver.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This revolver comes with a brown leather snap holster marked “25 / The George / Lawrence Co. / Portland, Oregon / ”. The holster is in Very Good condition with some minor surface nicks and scratches.
Our Assessment: This revolver may not have been fired since leaving the factory. You might keep it in the safe to take out and admire every once in a while. It reminds us of our younger days watching Hugh O’Brien carrying one in the TV series “The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp”. This Buntline is a great looking Colt revolver, and the case hardened frame and stag grips really set this one apart. This is a highly Collectible 2nd Gen. Colt with 12” barrel in nearly unfired original condition!!

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DELIVERY, SHIPPING, AND STORAGE CHARGES. All delivery, shipping and storage charges must be paid by the successful bidder prior to delivery of the firearm.

SHIPPING. If RIAC is asked to ship the purchased lots, there will be a separate charge for such shipping. Shipping charges will be based upon what it costs RIAC to ship the purchased lots to the purchaser. If packing and handling of purchased lots is done by RIAC, it is done entirely at the risk of the purchaser. All items must have shipping insurance; this insurance is mandatory. RIAC will not charge any labor charges for shipping. RIAC is not liable for any acts of omissions in packaging or shipping. Purchased lots handled by outside carriers or packers, including those RIAC may have recommended, may carry their own insurance and any claims for losses or damages should be addressed directly to the outside carriers or packers. RIAC will arrange for packing and shipping at RIAC’s earliest possible convenience. RIAC will attempt to ship as soon as possible; however, due to RIAC’s high volume of absentee bids, shipping can take up to two weeks after full payment is received. In the case of crating or any exceptional packaging, the purchaser will be charged RIAC’s cost from outside agents. Purchaser pays shipping, packing materials, and insurance charges. RIAC reserves the right to purchase the outside shipper’s insurance, to be self-insured, or a combination of both.

Ammunition lots will ship to FFL’s only. If picking up must have FOID or FFL. All state and local laws apply.

The shipping of any purchased items outside of the United States is hereby classified as “foreign export”. All foreign export is the sole responsibility of the purchaser.

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45 colt lc buntline


Revolver cartridge designed by the U.S. Army

Not to be confused with ACP.

For both firearm-related and non-firearm uses of the term "Colt ", including disambiguation between various pistols and revolvers, see Colt

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The Colt, also referred to as Long Colt, LC, or ×33mmR, is a rimmed straight-walled handgun cartridge dating to It was originally a black-powder revolverround developed for the Colt Single Action Armyrevolver. This cartridge was adopted by the U.S. Army in and served as an official US military handgun cartridge for 14 years. While it is sometimes referred to as Long Colt or LC, to differentiate it from the very popular ACP, and historically, the shorter S&W Schofield, this was originally an unofficial designation by Army quartermasters.[1] Current catalog listings of compatible handguns list the caliber as LC and Colt.[2] Both the Schofield and the Colt were used by the Army at the same period of time prior to the adoption of the M Government version of the Schofield cartridge.[3]


Diagram of Colt U.S. Army "ball cartridge" for Army Mrevolver, with dimensions in inches.

The Colt was a joint development between Colt's Patent Firearms Manufacturing Company, of Hartford, Connecticut, and the Union Metallic Cartridge Company of Bridgeport, Conn. Colt began work on the revolver in , and submitted a sample to the U.S. Army in late The revolver was accepted for purchase in [4]

The cartridge is an inside lubricated type. The rebated heel type bullet design of its predecessor, the Colt (–" diameter bullet), was eliminated, since it was an outside lubricated type, which would pick up dirt and grit during handling. The Colt replaced the caliber Model Remington single shot pistol and the various cap-and-ball revolvers converted to take metallic cartridges in use at the time. While the Colt remained popular, the Smith & WessonM Army Schofield Revolver was approved as an alternate, which created a logistical problem for the Army. The S&W revolver used the S&W Schofield, a shorter cartridge, which would also work in the Colt, however the Army's S&W Schofield revolvers could not chamber the longer Colt,[5] so in Frankford Arsenal, then almost exclusive supplier of small arms ammunition to the U.S. Army, dropped production of the Colt cartridge in favor of the S&W round. This resolved the Army's ammunition logistics problems, but there were still plenty of the longer Colt-length cartridges in circulation once production ceased. The Benet primed Revolver cartridges were subsequently replaced by the 'Model of Ball Cartridge for Cal. Revolver' which used an external Boxer primer and could be reloaded at the unit level.[6] The caliber M cartridge would be officially replaced by the Long Colt in but would remain in production until about In it would once again be loaded by Frankford Arsenal for use in the Philippines.

In , the M round was issued along with the Colt New Service revolver. This round was never loaded commercially, and is almost identical to the original Colt round, except having a larger diameter rim. The rim is large enough that it cannot be loaded in adjacent chambers in the rod-ejector Colt model.

The Colt remains popular with renewed interest in Cowboy Action Shooting. Additionally, the round has seen resurgence as a cartridge in handgun hunting and Metallic Silhouette Shooting competitions beginning in the s with the introduction of stronger, heavier framed handguns. The cartridge's popularity has also increased with the increased marketing of handguns that can also fire the boreshotgun shell, such as the Taurus Judge and the S&W Governor. The modern Colt bullet has changed as well, and it is now inches in diameter for jacketed bullets, and for lead bullets. The Colt became the basis for other rounds, such as the Casull.[7]

Cartridge loads[edit]

The Colt originally was a black-powder cartridge, but modern loadings use smokeless powder. The original black-powder loads called for 28 to 40 grains ( to &#;g) of black powder behind a tograin ( to &#;g) lead bullet. These loads developed muzzle velocities of up to 1,&#;ft/s (&#;m/s).[8] Because of this power and its excellent accuracy, the Colt was the most-used cartridge at the time of its introduction, succeeding the Winchester.

The Colt at that time did not enjoy the 's advantage of a Winchester rifle chambered for it being available, thus allowing use of the same cartridge in both a pistol and a rifle.[9] According to rumor at the time, this was owing to early Colt cartridges having too narrow a rim and not ejecting reliably from a rifle chamber. Today, modern Winchesters, Marlins, and other replicas have remedied this omission almost years after the fact, and the Colt is now available in modern lever-action rifles.

While this aforementioned rumor has been one of numerous arguments used to explain the lack of a rifle chambered in Colt, it may have simply been a case of Colt refusing to authorize the use of their patented Colt cartridge in other manufacturers’ arms. Only after the expiration of Colt‘s original patents for the Colt did it become available in a rifle.[9] This, however, does not explain the absence of a Colt chambering (or indeed any of Colt's own cartridges) in the Colt-Burgess lever-action or Colt Lightning slide-action rifles, lending more credence to there being a basic problem with Colt's revolver cartridges. (It is notable that modern Colt cartridge rims are still quite narrow, but feature an extractor groove cut into the base of the case, a feature common to most modern cartridges but not at all common in the late s.)

The U.S. Army's Colt round used in its M revolver, which had a barrel of inches (&#;mm), fired a grain (16&#;g) bullet at a muzzle velocity of &#;ft/s (&#;m/s), giving a muzzle energy of &#;ft⋅lbf (&#;J).[10] Today's standard factory loads develop around &#;ft⋅lbf (&#;J) of muzzle energy at about &#;ft/s (&#;m/s), making it roughly equivalent to modern ACP loads. There are Cowboy Action Shooting loads which develop muzzle velocities of around &#;ft/s (&#;m/s).

Cartridges of the World states that Colt should never be loaded to more than &#;ft/s (&#;m/s).[11]

High pressure ammunition[edit]

Some handloads and factory manufactured cartridges put this round in the same class as the Magnum, using specially made revolvers.[11][12] These loads cannot be used in any original Colt Single Action Army or replica thereof, such as those produced by Uberti, Beretta, the Taurus Gaucho, or the Ruger New Vaquero, as these guns are built on the smaller frame with thinner cylinder walls. These loads should be used only in modern large-frame revolvers such as the Ruger Blackhawk, Ruger Redhawk, and the original Ruger Vaquero (sometimes erroneously referred to as the "Old Model" which would differentiate it from the "New Model", a completely different kind of design change).

Thompson Center Contender "Magnum" Colt loadings can also be safely fired from any gun chambered in either the Casull or S&W Magnum cartridges, though proper feeding may be an issue in repeating rifles chambered for either the or as the OAL is significantly shorter. Modern rifles with strong actions (such as the Winchester Model , Marlin Model , and new clones of the Winchester Model ) chambered for the cartridge can safely handle the heavier loadings.


Colt revolvers made until early WWII had barrels with " groove diameters. After this diameters of –" were produced. Using " diameter bullets in the smaller barrels will work but will generate higher pressures. Cases used with " bullets may have to be full length resized to work in newer guns.[13] Speer handloading guidance states that the loads they show should be used only in handguns made specifically for modern smokeless powder. The loads mentioned in No. 10 reloading manual state that they do not exceed 15, psi. This is the equivalent of +P loading as normal pressure for the Colt is 14, psi.[13]

In a section specifically titled "45 Colt for Ruger or Contender only" Speer makes reference to velocities up to feet per second with grain bullets. They also state that pressures do not exceed 25, psi (CUP). This is well beyond a pressure that can destroy even modern guns chambered in Colt with the exception of the large frame Ruger Blackhawk, Ruger Redhawk, Freedom Arms Models 83 and 97, and the Dan Wesson.[13]


Colt began work on their Single Action Army Model in Sample cartridges submitted for Army tests were made by UMC, using the Benet cup primers; commercial ammunition used the Berdan-type primer, followed by the more common Boxer priming. Original UMC loads used a grain (&#;g) powder charge and grain (&#;g) bullet. This was reduced to grain (&#;g) of powder, and later, by the Army, to grain (&#;g).

The Colt cartridge remains in use years after its introduction. It is used as a hunting load on animals the size of deer and black bear. Heavier handloads will take the same range of big game animals as the Magnum. Several two-barrel derringers are sold that are chambered in Colt, and some of these derringers can chamber a boreshotgun shell without any modifications being required.[14] Revolvers chambered in shotgun, such as the Taurus Judge and the Smith & Wesson Governor, are usually chambered for the Colt as well. A popular use for the Colt today is in Cowboy Action Shooting, where the round is often fired from either original or replicas of the Colt Single-Action Army.[15]

Winchester, Marlin Firearms, Henry Repeating Arms, Chiappa Firearms, Rossi, Uberti, Cimarron Firearms and other manufacturers produce lever-action rifles chambered in Colt. Colt has resumed production of the Single-Action Army, and many SAA replicas and near-replicas as well as modern-design single-actions by Ruger are chambered for this cartridge.

Influence on other cartridges[edit]

The Colt became the basis for the much more powerful Casull cartridge, with the Casull having a slightly longer case utilizing a small rifle primer in place of the large pistol primer. Any Casull revolver will chamber and fire Colt and Schofield, but not the inverse due to the Casull's longer case. The S&W Magnum is a longer version of the Casull and the Colt. Likewise, Magnum revolvers can chamber and fire the three lesser cartridges, but again, not the reverse.[16]


  • Colt shown alongside other cartridges. From left to right: , ×39mm, Casull, Colt, Magnum, Special, ACP, 9×19mm Parabellum, ACP, Long Rifle

  • All-lead hollow point and flat nose Colt cartridges

See also[edit]


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Uberti American Buntline .44 Magnum Single-Action Revolver (1873 Cattleman)

Colt Buntline


The Colt Buntline Special was a long-barreled variant of the Colt Single Action Army revolver, which Stuart N. Lake described in his best-selling but largely fictionalized biography, Wyatt Earp: Frontier Marshal. According to Lake, the dime novelistNed Buntline commissioned the production of five Buntline Specials. Lake described them as extra-long Colt Single Action Army revolvers, with a inch (&#;mm)-long barrel, and stated that Buntline presented them to five lawmen in thanks for their help in contributing local color to his western yarns.

Lake attributed the gun to Wyatt Earp, but modern researchers have not found any supporting evidence from secondary sources or in available primary documentation of the gun's existence prior to the publication of Lake's book. After its publication, various Colt revolvers with long (inch or inch) barrels were called Colt Buntlines or Buntline Specials. Colt manufactured the pistol among its second-generation revolvers produced after A number of other manufacturers, such as Uberti, Navy Arms, and Cimarron Arms, have made their own versions of this long-barreled revolver.


Main article: Wyatt Earp: Frontier Marshal

The revolver was first described by Stuart Lake in his highly fictionalized biography Wyatt Earp: Frontier Marshal. The extremely popular book turned Wyatt Earp into a "Western superman".[2]:&#;p34&#; Lake's creative biography and later Hollywood portrayals exaggerated Wyatt's profile as a western lawman.[3]

Ned Buntline, the pseudonym for dime-novelist Edward Zane Carroll Judson.

Lake wrote that dime novelist Edward Zane Carroll Judson, Sr., writing under the pseudonym of Ned Buntline, commissioned the guns in repayment for "material for hundreds of frontier yarns." Although Ned Buntline wrote somewhere between twenty and twenty-four western novelettes and dime novels, the most sensational about William "Buffalo Bill" Cody, who Buntline made nationally famous, none mentions Wyatt Earp. Lake claims that Ned Buntline traveled to Dodge City and made the presentations there, then went on up to North Platte, Nebraska, where he made a similar presentation to Cody. But Buntline only traveled west of the Mississippi once in his life, in , in fact, and at the time of the supposed presentation to Earp in Dodge City, Wyatt and his brother were actually in Deadwood, Dakota Territory mining for gold. Actually Earp was under indictment for murder in Dodge City at the time. As for Cody, he wasn't in North Platte, either, but was in Wyoming scouting for the US Cavalry in pursuit of Sitting Bull and the Cheyenne and Sioux bands that had wiped out Custer at the Little Bighorn the previous summer. According to descendants of Wyatt Earp's cousins, he owned a Colt caliber and a Winchester lever-action shotgun.[4]

There is no conclusive evidence as to the kind of pistol that Earp usually carried though, according to some sources, on the day of the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral, October 26, , he carried a Smith & Wesson Model 3 with an 8-inch (&#;mm) barrel. Earp had received the revolver as a gift from Tombstone mayor and newspaper editor John Clum of The Tombstone Epitaph .[5] Lake later admitted that he had "put words into Wyatt's mouth because of the inarticulateness and monosyllabic way he had of talking".[3]

The book later inspired a number of stories, movies, and television programs about outlaws and lawmen in Dodge City and Tombstone, including the – television series The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp.[6]


Lake conceived the idea of a revolver that would be more precise and could be easily modified to work similarly to a rifle. According to Lake, the Colt Buntline was a single-action revolver chambered for Long Coltcartridge. However, it had a inch-long (&#;mm) barrel, in comparison to the Colt Peacemaker's inch (&#;mm) barrel. A inch (&#;mm) barrel was available, as well.[7] According to Lake, it had a removable stock that could be easily affixed through a combination of screws and lead-ins. This accessory gave the revolver better precision and range, Lake claimed, and allowed the user to fire it like a rifle.[7] The Colt Buntline was further popularized by The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp television series.

Alleged presentation to lawmen[edit]

Lake wrote that Ned Buntline commissioned the revolvers in and that he presented them to Wyatt Earp and four other well-known western lawmen&#;— Bat Masterson, Bill Tilghman, Charlie Bassett, and Neal Brown. However, neither Tilghman nor Brown were lawmen at that time.[8] According to Lake, Earp kept his pistol at the original inch length, but the four other recipients of the Specials cut their barrels down to the standard 7+1&#;2 inches, or shorter.

Lake spent much effort trying to track down the Buntline Special through the Colt company, Masterson, and contacts in Alaska. Lake described it as a Colt Single Action Army model with a long, 12 inches (30&#;cm) barrel, standard sights, and wooden grips into which the name “Ned” was ornately carved. Researchers have never found any record of an order received by the Colt company, and Ned Buntline's alleged connections to Earp have been largely discredited.[5]

Colt records[edit]

The revolver could have been specially ordered from the Colt factory in Hartford, Connecticut, as extra-long barrels were available from Colt at a dollar an inch over inches (&#;mm). Several such revolvers with inch barrels and detachable stocks were displayed at the Centennial Exposition, but these were marketed as "Buggy rifles".[9][10] There are no company records for the Buntline Special, nor a record of any orders from or sent to Ned Buntline. This does not absolutely preclude the historicity of the revolvers, however. Massad Ayoob writing for Guns Magazine cited notes by Josie Earp in which she mentioned an extra-long revolver as a favorite of Wyatt Earp. He cited an order by Tombstone, Arizona, bartender Buckskin Frank Leslie for a revolver of near-identical description. This order predated the O.K. Corral fight by several months.[11]


In the s, Colt resumed manufacture of the Single Action Army and made a Buntline version, due to customer demand. The barrels are marked on the left side "COLT BUNTLINE SPECIAL ". A few third-generation Buntlines were manufactured in the late s, as well.[12] Colt manufactured 70 New Frontier Buntline Specials from to with inch barrels and folding target sights, chambered in Colt.[13]

The Buntline Target is an Italian 6-shot single-action revolver chambered for the Magnum or the Colt cartridges, manufactured by A. Uberti, Srl. The revolver has an inch barrel with no muzzle brake or ports. It comes with a walnut grip and a dark blue finish.[14]

The Navy Arms Frontier Buntline Model is a 6-shot single-action revolver chambered for the Magnum or the Colt cartridges, manufactured for Navy Arms. The revolver has a inch barrel with no muzzle brake or ports. It comes with a walnut grip and a detachable shoulder stock.[15]

Cimarron Firearms offers a version called the Wyatt Earp Buntline styled after the one used by Kurt Russell in the movie "Tombstone" with a inch barrel and a silver badge inlaid on the right grip panel.[16]


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