Model: Great Western II
Serial Number: E17578 / CC E17596/CC.
Year of Manufacture: Modern
Caliber: .44-40 Winchester
Action Type: Single Action Revolver
Markings: The Top of the barrel is stamped, “Great Western II”, the left side of the barrel is stamped, “Singe Action .44/40.” The underside of the barrel is stamped, “FAP FLLPI Pietta – Made in Italy – EMF.” The underside of the frame is stamped with the serial number.
Barrel Length: 4 ¾ “
Sights / Optics: These revolvers are mounted with blade front sights and grooved top strap rear sights.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are faux ivory, well fitted to the frame. The grips rate in about Excellent overall condition.
Type of Finish: The barrel, cylinder, and grip frames are blue, the hammer and frame are nicely case-hardened.
Finish Originality: Original.
Bore Condition: The bores are mirror bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion.
Overall Condition: These revolvers retain about 99% of their metal finish. There is a bit of a drag line on one segment of the cylinder of #E17578. The Screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, these revolvers rate in about Fine - Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The actions function smoothly and correctly; cylinders rotate and lock, and the triggers trip the hammers. Really, these lock up especially well. We have not fired these revolvers.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: These revolvers come in a Plano Gun Guard foam-lined, plastic, lockable case.
Our Assessment: The explosion of Cowboy Action Shooting has fueled the growth and quality of the Italian gunmaking community. These EMF Great Westerns are well suited to Cowboy Action shooting; they feature very smooth actions, light, crisp triggers, and exceptional lock-ups. The sights are a wider than usual front blade, with a wide rear notch, for easy sight acquisition. The grips are attractive and well fitted – really, these are terrific revolvers, and in like new condition. The .44-40 chambering is an historically honest, and hard-hitting caliber, with ammunition supplies abundant, due to the popularity of this exciting and enjoyable sport. These will look great in the holster of an Old West Aficionado, historical re-enactor, Cowboy Action Shooter, or anyone who enjoys the elegant balance and style of the Colt Peacemaker.
CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable: These pistols can be transferred in California. Remember the One-A-Month California handgun rule. This does not apply to out of state buyers.
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