Black Powder Revolvers

Black Powder Revolvers

Taylor's & Company offers the largest selection of black powder revolvers on the market. Covering every significant firearm model beginning with the 1847 Walker through to the 1873 Peacemaker, Taylor's prides itself on our complete collection of black powder firearm models and the accessories needed to shoot them. Most specifications and models of our black powder revolver line are listed below, however if you are looking for something and do not see it please feel free to call us at 540-722-2017 to inquire about availability.

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1851 Navy Steel White Finish

The 1851 Navy revolver, produced from 1851 to 1872, was the most famous model of the cap-and-ball era for good reasons. This 6-shot offers perfect balance, precise aim, and functional dependability. This White Finish version features all steel parts in a white heat-treated finish, requiring care similar to a standard blued finish gun. Features also include an octagonal barrel, Navy size grip, and brass post front sight. A conversion cylinder is available for this model that is a drop-in conversion to smokeless .38LC ammunition. Inventory status may not reflect exact SKUs, please contact us to ensure immediate availability.

1860 Army White Steel

The 1860 Army revolver was adopted as US government ordnance because of its lighter weight, improved balance, and superior ballistics. This 6-shot percussion revolver became very popular with mounted troops and went on to be the issued sidearm for the US Army for many years. The 1860 army white steel model features a steel frame, white heat-treated steel parts (to be cared for like blued steel), shoulder stock frame cuts and screws, round barrel, fixed front blade sight, ratchet style loading lever, rebated cylinder with a roll engraved navy battle scene, steel backstrap and brass triggerguard, and an Army sized walnut grip. A conversion cylinder is available for this model that is a drop-in conversion to smokeless .45LC/.45Schofield ammunition. Inventory status may not reflect exact SKUs, please contact us to ensure immediate availability.

1851 Navy Steel Checkered

The 1851 Navy revolver, produced from 1851 to 1872, was the most famous model of the cap-and-ball era for good reasons. This 6-shot offers perfect balance, precise aim, and functional dependability. This Navy model features an octagonal barrel, case hardened steel frame, brass backstrap and triggerguard, checkered and oil finish Navy size grip, and a rebated roll-engraved cylinder. A conversion cylinder is available for this model that is a drop-in conversion to smokeless .45LC/.45Schofield ammunition. Inventory status may not reflect exact SKUs, please contact us to ensure immediate availability.

1860 Army White Snub Nose

The 1860 Army revolver was adopted as US government ordnance because of its lighter weight, improved balance, and superior ballistics. This 6-shot percussion revolver became very popular with mounted troops and went on to be the issued sidearm for the US Army for many years. The 1860 army white snub nose model features a steel frame, white heat-treated steel parts (to be cared for like blued steel), shoulder stock frame cuts and screws, round barrel, fixed front blade sight, brass loading rod included in the box, rebated cylinder with half fluting, steel backstrap and triggerguard, and a flattop birdshead checkered walnut grip. A conversion cylinder is available for this model that is a drop-in conversion to smokeless .45LC/.45Schofield ammunition. Inventory status may not reflect exact SKUs, please contact us to ensure immediate availability.

1860 Army White Steel Ivory Grip

$355.00
The 1860 Army revolver was adopted as US government ordnance because of its lighter weight, improved balance, and superior ballistics. This 6-shot percussion revolver became very popular with mounted troops and went on to be the issued sidearm for the US Army for many years. The 1860 army white steel model features a steel frame, white heat-treated steel parts (to be cared for like blued steel), shoulder stock frame cuts and screws, round barrel, fixed front blade sight, ratchet style loading lever, rebated cylinder with a roll engraved navy battle scene, steel backstrap and triggerguard, and an Army sized white grip. A conversion cylinder is available for this model that is a drop-in conversion to smokeless .45LC/.45Schofield ammunition. Inventory status may not reflect exact SKUs, please contact us to ensure immediate availability.

1858 Remington Stainless Checkered

The Colt 1836 patent expired in 1857, and the next year, Remington introduced a solid-frame design that was both elegant and reliable. The 1858 Remington became so famous that it was the prevailing choice of military officers following the Civil War. Its full-frame design still makes it a top choice for black powder shooters today as the cylinder can be removed without taking the firearm completely apart, unlike the Colt models. The stainless remington features a stainless steel frame and parts, brass triggerguard, octagonal barrel, fixed front blade sight, walnut checkered two-piece grips, and an engraved cylinder with safety notches cut in the top. A conversion cylinder is available for this model that is a drop-in conversion to smokeless .45LC ammunition. Inventory status may not reflect exact SKUs, please contact us to ensure immediate availability.

1851 Navy Pepperbox

This 1851 Pepperbox is the perfect unique addition to any black powder collection. The Pepperbox is built on an 1851 Navy revolver frame with a longer cylinder retained on the cylinder pin by a threaded screw. It features a case hardened steel frame, brass backstrap and triggerguard, and an oil finish Navy size grip. Although it does have a longer cylinder, the Pepperbox does follow typical loading recommendations for a Navy revolver that are included in the manufacturer's manual. No conversion cylinder is available for this model. Inventory status may not reflect exact SKUs, please contact us to ensure immediate availability.

1858 Remington Brass

The Colt 1836 patent expired in 1857, and the next year, Remington introduced a solid-frame design that was both elegant and reliable. The 1858 Remington became so famous that it was the prevailing choice of military officers following the Civil War. Its full-frame design still makes it a top choice for black powder shooters today as the cylinder can be removed without taking the firearm completely apart, unlike the Colt models. The brass frame remington features a brass triggerguard, octagonal barrel, fixed front blade sight, walnut two-piece grips, and a smooth cylinder with safety notches cut in the top. The brass parts can be kept polished with metal cleaners like Flitz. Taylor's does not recommend using conversion cylinders in brass frame models. Inventory status may not reflect exact SKUs, please contact us to ensure immediate availability.

1873 Cattleman Black Powder

The 1873 Cattleman Black Powder model is produced with similar specs to the popular cartridge Peacemaker. Although the cylinder is for black powder loading, this revolver still has the balanced weight and feel of the cartridge models. The black powder model is fit with all the same Cattleman parts, except a modified hammer to set off caps. It features a forged steel frame, fixed front blade sight, and a Navy size walnut grip. This model has the cartridge ejector rod assembly instead of a loading lever, which requires the cylinder to be loaded with a loading stand. Inventory status may not reflect exact SKUs, please contact us to ensure immediate availability. There is no conversion cylinder available for this model.

1860 Army Snub Nose

The 1860 Army revolver was adopted as US government ordnance because of its lighter weight, improved balance, and superior ballistics. This 6-shot percussion revolver became very popular with mounted troops and went on to be the issued sidearm for the US Army for many years. The 1860 army snub nose model features a steel frame, shoulder stock frame cuts and screws, round barrel, brass loading rod included in the box, steel backstrap and triggerguard, and a flattop birdshead checkered walnut grip. The .36 version includes a dovetailed front sight and half fluted cylinder, while the .44 version includes a fixed front blade sight and a rebated half fluted cylinder. A conversion cylinder is available for this model that is a drop-in conversion to smokeless ammunition. Inventory status may not reflect exact SKUs, please contact us to ensure immediate availability.

1860 Army Steel Fluted

The 1860 Army revolver was adopted as US government ordnance because of its lighter weight, improved balance, and superior ballistics. This 6-shot percussion revolver became very popular with mounted troops and went on to be the issued sidearm for the US Army for many years. The 1860 army steel fluted model features a steel frame, shoulder stock frame cuts and screws, round barrel, fixed front blade sight, ratchet style loading lever, rebated cylinder with half fluting, brass backstrap and brass triggerguard, and an Army sized walnut grip. A conversion cylinder is available for this model that is a drop-in conversion to smokeless .45LC/.45Schofield ammunition. Inventory status may not reflect exact SKUs, please contact us to ensure immediate availability.

1848 Whitneyville Dragoon

Developed in 1848, the Colt® Dragoon was issued in pairs as service firearms to members of the U.S. Army’s Mounted Rifles 1st Cavalry, the first of many units known as Dragoons. This revolver had a long and distinguished history in military and civilian service during the 1850s and 1860s, including its use in the Civil War. The dragoon models feature a case hardened forged steel frame, blued parts, brass backstrap and triggerguard. The Whitneyville Dragoon was the first Dragoon model and has similar grip and frame features to the Walker revolver, the frame it was originally built on. A conversion cylinder is available for the Dragoon revolver that is a drop-in conversion to smokeless .45LC/.45Schofield ammunition. Inventory status may not reflect exact SKUs, please contact us to ensure immediate availability.

1862 Dance

The 1862 Dance & Brothers revolver was designed with a mix of features from both the Dragoon and 1851 Navy revolvers. The significant idea behind this revolver's design was ease of loading so the frame's recoil shields were removed to make it "flat-sided". The Dance model features: case hardened steel frame, confederate style octagonal-to-round barrel, blued parts, brass backstrap and triggerguard, and blade front sight. No conversion cylinder is available for this model. Inventory status may not reflect exact SKUs, please contact us to ensure immediate availability.

1862 Pocket Police

Built stronger and with a full size caliber, these pocket-sized revolvers represented the advancement of earlier models like the 1849 Pocket. Barrel lengths up to 6-1/2” maximized velocity and accuracy compared to earlier pocket models. The pocket police features a forged steel frame, pocket sized walnut grip, rebated and half fluted cylinder, army style round barrel and ratchet loading lever, and a brass post front sight. A conversion cylinder is not available for this model. Inventory status may not reflect exact SKUs, please contact us to ensure immediate availability.

1858 Remington Old Silver

The Colt 1836 patent expired in 1857, and the next year, Remington introduced a solid-frame design that was both elegant and reliable. The 1858 Remington became so famous that it was the prevailing choice of military officers following the Civil War. Its full-frame design still makes it a top choice for black powder shooters today as the cylinder can be removed without taking the firearm completely apart, unlike the Colt models. The Old Silver remington features a white heat-treated engraved steel frame (cared for like blued steel), brass triggerguard, octagonal barrel, fixed front blade sight, walnut two-piece grips, and an engraved cylinder with safety notches cut in the top. A conversion cylinder is available for this model that is a drop-in conversion to smokeless .45LC ammunition. Inventory status may not reflect exact SKUs, please contact us to ensure immediate availability.

1858 Remington Case Hardened & Checkered

The Colt 1836 patent expired in 1857, and the next year, Remington introduced a solid-frame design that was both elegant and reliable. The 1858 Remington became so famous that it was the prevailing choice of military officers following the Civil War. Its full-frame design still makes it a top choice for black powder shooters today as the cylinder can be removed without taking the firearm completely apart, unlike the Colt models. The steel remington features a steel case hardened frame, brass triggerguard, octagonal barrel, fixed front blade sight, walnut two-piece checkered grips, and a full fluted cylinder with safety notches cut in the top. A conversion cylinder is available for this model that is a drop-in conversion to smokeless ammunition. Inventory status may not reflect exact SKUs, please contact us to ensure immediate availability.

1847 Walker Antique Finish

$599.00
With a 9-inch round barrel and more than four pounds of weight, the Colt® Walker was a weapon for the toughest soldiers and lawmen on the frontier. Prior to the introduction of the .357 Magnum in 1935, no revolver was more powerful. Inspired by Captain Samuel H. Walker of the U.S. Mounted Rifles, it fired .44 caliber balls “cast 32 to the pound.” The deadly effects of the Walker’s power during the Mexican War proved once and for all that revolvers had a significant role in battle. Features an antique grey finish applied to all parts and an antiqued walnut grip. A conversion cylinder is available for the Walker revolver that is a drop-in conversion to smokeless .45LC/.45Schofield ammunition. Inventory status may not reflect exact SKUs, please contact us to ensure immediate availability.

1860 Army Buffalo Bill Engraved

$705.00
The 1860 Army revolver was adopted as US government ordnance because of its lighter weight, improved balance, and superior ballistics. This 6-shot percussion revolver became very popular with mounted troops and went on to be the issued sidearm for the US Army for many years. The 1860 army Buffalo Bill engraved model features a forged steel case hardened engraved frame, shoulder stock frame cuts and screws, round engraved barrel, fixed front blade sight, ratchet style loading lever, rebated cylinder with engraving, steel backstrap and brass triggerguard, and an Army sized walnut grip. A conversion cylinder is available for this model that is a drop-in conversion to smokeless .45LC/.45Schofield ammunition. Inventory status may not reflect exact SKUs, please contact us to ensure immediate availability.

1858 Remington Steel

The Colt 1836 patent expired in 1857, and the next year, Remington introduced a solid-frame design that was both elegant and reliable. The 1858 Remington became so famous that it was the prevailing choice of military officers following the Civil War. Its full-frame design still makes it a top choice for black powder shooters today as the cylinder can be removed without taking the firearm completely apart, unlike the Colt models. The steel remington features a forged steel frame, brass triggerguard, octagonal barrel, dovetail front blade sight, walnut two-piece grips, and a smooth cylinder with safety notches cut in the top. A conversion cylinder is available for this model that is a drop-in conversion to smokeless .45LC/.45Schofield (for the .44 model) and .38SP (for the .36 model) ammunition. Inventory status may not reflect exact SKUs, please contact us to ensure immediate availability.

1851 Navy Snub Nose

The 1851 Navy revolver, produced from 1851 to 1872, was the most famous model of the cap-and-ball era for good reasons. This 1851 navy snub nose model features a case hardened steel frame, blued parts, octagonal barrel, brass loading rod included in the box, and an oil finish checkered flattop birdshead grip. The .44 caliber model includes a rebated cylinder and the .36 model includes a standard Navy cylinder. A conversion cylinder is available for this model that is a drop-in conversion to smokeless .45LC/.45Schofield (for the .44 model) and .38LC (for the .36 model) ammunition. Inventory status may not reflect exact SKUs, please contact us to ensure immediate availability.