Were you intrigued by Otis Earle’s write-up of the 1858 Remington yesterday, but were a little intimidated by the whole black powder, cap-and-ball thing? Here’s an easier way to get into the single action revolver thing. Traditions Performance Firearms is updating their Frontier (premium) and Rawhide (more affordable) series of Pietta wheel guns. We’ve asked for one to review to see if its the right piece to let you channel your inner Marshall Dillon . . .
Old Saybrook, CT (March 2013) – Traditions™ Performance Firearms introduces into their 2013 lineup single action revolvers by Pietta. The single actions will be available in two series – the Frontier series and the Rawhide series.
The Frontier Series showcases all our top quality features and finishes. This series is available in many different calibers and barrel lengths including 4.75”, 5.5”, and 7.5”. While they all have steel frames, a selection of finishes are available including color-case hardened, blued, and nickel. Grip options are walnut or white PVC. Traditions™ always put safety first and has equipped their single actions with a transfer bar safety system which provides the highest level of safety offered on an 1873 single action firearm.
The Rawhide Series offers today’s single action shooters quality and features at an affordable price. The revolver’s matte black finish is attractive and provides excellent corrosion resistance. The transfer bar safety is also incorporated on the Rawhide series single actions. This series is available in a selection of calibers and barrel lengths as well.