Oversized, classic hand gun models
Colt, Browning, Derringer: famous names all, and when it comes to this unique collection of three bespoke double-life size display models of classic hand guns, a little name-dropping is essential. Specially commissioned for a private collector’s gun room in the United States, these oversized models are constructed in aluminium, hardwood and patinated steel, and each stands on a bespoke black metal display stand.
(Top) Classic Colt: the Colt 45, destined for the US Cavalry in the late 19th century, was the invention of flamboyant revolver king Samuel Colt (1814-1862). America’s first industrial tycoon. Sam Colt’s single-action handgun, beloved of movie audiences since the Silent era, was christened the ‘Peacemaker’ or the ‘Equalizer’, and acknowledged as the ‘Gun that Won the West’. “If I can’t be first” Colt famously remarked, “I won’t be second in anything.” Length: 22 inches (56 cm).
(Middle) Firepower: the Browning M1911, semi-automatic handgun was standard issue for the US Military from 1911 to 1985. John Browning (1855-1926), known as ‘Armorer to the World’, used the short recoil principle as the basis for his enduring design. The development of modern automatic and semi-automatic firearms owes much to the Utah-born gun maker. Length: 17 inches (43 cm).
(Bottom) Troubleshooter: Remington and Sons Derringer ‘twoshot’ was a pocket-sized pistol based on a version produced by Henry Deringer (sic), who never patented his invention. The term Derringer refers to a short-barrel handgun whose heyday was the California Gold ‘Rush’ and the golden age of the Tennessee River boat trade. A ‘concealed carry’ close-range, selfdefence weapon, the Deringer was popular with gamblers and ‘fancy women’ as the ideal ‘Saturday Night Special’. Length: 10 inches (26 cm).
Price Code: Available as a group of three or singly.
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