24hourcampfire.com
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Hop To
American Western Arms Peacekeeper and Longhorn #15747199 02/05/21
Joined: Dec 2016
Posts: 2,630
D
DeanAnderson Offline OP
Campfire Guide
OP Offline
Campfire Guide
D
Joined: Dec 2016
Posts: 2,630
Pics soon... Look like really nice SAA clones, both in 45 Colt. In fact, I read the Peacekeeper is a close enough copy of a Colt that there should be patent infringement issues. But that's something I read, not something I know as a fact. I've not heard of American Western Arms, but that doesn't really mean a whole lot as I'm not in the CAS game at all. These revolvers are part of a good friends collection that I'm helping to move along and hoping to get some information on them. There's also an as new Marlin 336CB in 38-55 in the collection. That one I know a little more about. I'll be back over there tomorrow and take some pictures to post here. Just starting the thread now to maybe get some info. Thanks in advance, Dean.

Last edited by DeanAnderson; 02/05/21.

It isn't what happens to you that defines you, it's what you DO about what happens to you that defines you!

NRA life member

Illinois State Rifle Association member
BP-B2

Re: American Western Arms Peacekeeper and Longhorn [Re: DeanAnderson] #15748210 02/05/21
Joined: Jan 2021
Posts: 154
A
Anteloper Offline
Member
Offline
Member
A
Joined: Jan 2021
Posts: 154
The Colt SAA patent infringement ship sailed about 140 years ago...

Re: American Western Arms Peacekeeper and Longhorn [Re: DeanAnderson] #15748217 02/05/21
Joined: Jan 2021
Posts: 154
A
Anteloper Offline
Member
Offline
Member
A
Joined: Jan 2021
Posts: 154
Both good guns. Especially the longhorn.

Re: American Western Arms Peacekeeper and Longhorn [Re: Anteloper] #15748422 02/05/21
Joined: Dec 2016
Posts: 2,630
D
DeanAnderson Offline OP
Campfire Guide
OP Offline
Campfire Guide
D
Joined: Dec 2016
Posts: 2,630
Originally Posted by Anteloper
The Colt SAA patent infringement ship sailed about 140 years ago...


Haha! I'm sure it did!


It isn't what happens to you that defines you, it's what you DO about what happens to you that defines you!

NRA life member

Illinois State Rifle Association member
Re: American Western Arms Peacekeeper and Longhorn [Re: DeanAnderson] #15756172 02/07/21
Joined: Nov 2002
Posts: 24,297
E
EdM Offline
Campfire Kahuna
Offline
Campfire Kahuna
E
Joined: Nov 2002
Posts: 24,297
Some years ago my "revolversmith", Alan Harton (Single Action Service), commented that it was not uncommon for the internals to be soft on AWA's and he heat treated many for CAS folks. Just an FYI. They are nice looking pieces.


Conduct is the best proof of character.
IC-A

Re: American Western Arms Peacekeeper and Longhorn [Re: DeanAnderson] #15786711 02/14/21
Joined: Dec 2009
Posts: 3,023
W
wildhobbybobby Offline
Campfire Guide
Offline
Campfire Guide
W
Joined: Dec 2009
Posts: 3,023
The lawsuit that was brought by Colt against AWA was not for patent infringement, it was for violation of "trade dress", and focused on the rampant colt logo on the grips and the "Peacekeeper" name, which had already been used on a Colt revolver.

The AWA's were made by Armi San Marco in Italy, and many of the Peacekeepers were actually color casehardened by Doug Turnbull. Their colors do not take a backseat to anybody. I own 3 Colt SAA's, 2 AWA Peacekeepers and one USFA. The USFA is nickel finish. The colors on the Peacekeepers are every bit as good, if not better, than the Colts.

The Peacekeepers are very good shooters, but my two in .357 came with impossibly high front sights. I had to file them down quite a bit to bring them into zero. But they are really nice revolvers at less than half the price of a Colt.

In this photo, the Colts are on the left and the two on bottom right are the AWA's.

[Linked Image]


Life is like a purple antelope on a field of tuna fish...
Re: American Western Arms Peacekeeper and Longhorn [Re: wildhobbybobby] #15839431 02/26/21
Joined: Nov 2005
Posts: 53,270
EthanEdwards Offline
Campfire Oracle
Offline
Campfire Oracle
Joined: Nov 2005
Posts: 53,270
Very nice.


MAGAA!
Re: American Western Arms Peacekeeper and Longhorn [Re: DeanAnderson] #16145584 06/05/21
Joined: Nov 2010
Posts: 2,862
M
Mesa Offline
Campfire Guide
Offline
Campfire Guide
M
Joined: Nov 2010
Posts: 2,862
I bought a 4 3/4" Longhorn .44-40 from a member that seemed unfired, at least until I put a half-box of Black Hills thru it the other day. Groups well at 20 yards, the longest I could get out of the local indoor range. Recoil is easy with the "Cowboy Loads," too. I'll try it soon with some stouter handloads with 200 gr. LBT "almost wadcutters" that shoot so well in my Colt "New Service" .44-40.


Was Mike Armstrong. Got logged off; couldn't log back on. RE-registered my old call sign, Mesa.
FNG. Again.
Mike Armstrong

Moderated by  RickBin, SYSOP 

RR1b
Who's Online Now
620 registered members (1beaver_shooter, 10gaugemag, 1234, 16penny, 160user, 01Foreman400, 57 invisible), 2,496 guests, and 1,092 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
RR2/3










Fish & Game Departments | Solunar Tables | Mission Statement | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | DMCA
Hunting | Fishing | Camping | Backpacking | Reloading | Campfire Forums | Gear Shop
Copyright © 2000-2020 24hourcampfire.com, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.3
(Release build 20190728)
PHP: 7.3.28 Page Time: 0.058s Queries: 14 (0.004s) Memory: 0.7995 MB (Peak: 0.8812 MB) Data Comp: Zlib Server Time: 2021-06-17 23:20:01 UTC
Valid HTML 5 and Valid CSS