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When it comes to cowboys, no gun is as iconic as the six-gun. The typical western pistol has gone by many names over the years, but it has always remained relatively consistent in its look, and it has always remained relatively popular, too. To many, the western revolver was the iconic gun of the cowboy, and thus some consider it to be the gun that won the west.
This Western Pistol would make a fantastic costume piece, as well as a great display item that will draw everyone back to the days of cowboys and outlaws.
The American west featured all sorts of people from pioneers and scouts to lawmen, outlaws, gangs and gunfighters (gunslingers), to the American cowboy, and legendary pioneering women on the frontier.
Q: Are Replica guns legal?
A: In most places, yes. Special U.S. State requirements: In Kansas and California any replica gun purchases must be accompanied by the purchase of a display case or frame. In New York, replicas of pre-1898 weapons are permitted, but we can only ship post-1898 replicas to theatrical, military, police or other government accounts with valid proof of account identity such as a letterhead request. Connecticutt, Massachusetts, Wisconsin and Minnesota will only permit replicas of pre-1898 antique firearms. There are no permits required to purchase a replica gun.
A few countries ban all replica firearms. In others, certain kinds of replica guns are banned--usually the 20th Century or "modern" types. Some countries banning importation of so-called "modern" replicas will permit replicas of antique guns, such as muskets, flintlocks, Civil War and "old West" models. If you are uncertain about the laws regarding replica firearms in your country, please check before attempting to make a purchase. The United Kingdom prohibits import of any replica of a gun made after 1870, and all blank-firing replicas. Canada will permit only non-firing replicas of pre-1898 cap and ball/percussion or flintlock weapons. They will not permit replicas of any weapon that fired a self-contained metal cartridge such as the Old West rifles and revolvers, as they consider these "modern" replicas.
We will not knowingly sell a replica gun to a child or anyone under the age of 18, nor to anyone who we know to have questionable intentions. Heritage Costumes Inc. strongly urges all of our customers to abide by their local laws, and to maintain a safe and responsible environment for any gun replicas purchased.
Q: Are replica guns safe?
A: Yes. Replicas on our site are safe to have in your home and for use in collections, displays, or for theatrical or training purposes. None of them will fire projectiles, nor can they be converted to do so. However, they are NOT toys and are definitely NOT for children. Moving, spring-loaded parts, metal hammers that click on chambers, etc. could smash or pinch a child's fingers. If a replica gun were to be aimed or used in a threatening manner, especially in the presence of police, military or Homeland Security professionals, or others, the consequences could be fatal. They should always be treated with the same responsible handling that would be used with a real firearm. When purchasing a replica firearm from us, you are responsible for maintaining a safe environment and/or situation for your purchase.