USFA Custer Battlefield Gun

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Summary: The description, specs, photos and MSRP for the USFA Custer Battlefield Gun.

Manufacturer’s Description

Orville W. Ainsworth served as an Ordnance Sub-inspector at the Colt plant from mid-October 1873 through Nov. 7, 1874. It was Ainsworth who actually inspected the guns in the serial range of 200-14,343, and this was the block of guns used during the height of the Indian wars, including Custer’s infamous Last Stand.

This historical gun is available today from USFA. Called the Custer Battlefield Gun, it’s a Colt SAA reproduction chambered in .45 LC and built on a black powder frame with an antique patina aged blue finish. Each gun features correct style barrel address, patent markings and “US” stampings as well as single cartouche on the left grip. These guns are limited to the serial number range Ainsworth inspected and use the exact old-style hand numbering.

Other features include:

  • A one-piece antique walnut grip with an oil finish;
  • a v-notch rear sight;
  • a blade front sight; and
  • a hand-checkered hammer.

The Specs

Caliber Capacity BBL OAL Weight
.45 LC 6 7.5″ n/a n/a

MSRP: $1,725 (base price)

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1 thought on “USFA Custer Battlefield Gun

  1. Bill C.

    The Custer BG is certainly a fine beautiful work of firing-iron art. Three things about it prevented me from giving it all ten stars ofvavrating.

    (1) a trigger job is recommended to make the pull smooth as silk.
    (2) i thought the price was a bit much even though it is artisan made.
    (3). USFA is known for standing behind its customers. I had ordered this gun and was told there was a 7 to 9 month lead time. I patiently waited a full 9 months and never received the gun nor did I receive any call that USFA had discontinued the production of the gun prior to their predicted run numbers ever being reached. My order fell past their production run stop. So I had to seek getting the gun from those folks who did receive their order and were selling their gun off.

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