Gen. G.S. Patton Reproduction Revolver

Patton

Few generals in the United States military have generated as much conversation as General George S. Patton. In many ways, the tough as nails commander was larger than life. Because of this, some of the things associated with him and his leadership have become iconic to casual observers and historians alike. General Patton’s firearms have been much discussed by shooters as has the comment he is said to have made about pearl handled revolvers.

Cimarron Firearms announced the company was making a reproduction of one of the revolvers owned by Old Blood and Guts. The new gun is not an exact reproduction. For example, the gun is fitted with imitation ivory grips instead of stocks made of true ivory. However, the grips are engraved with GSP (the General’s initials.)

Cimarron uses laser engraving to reproduce the pattern that was on the original firearm. The guns are based on the company’s pre-war Frontier frame. They have a nickel plated finish. The guns are chambered for the .45 Colt cartridge and have a 5.5″ barrel.

I’m not an expert on General Patton’s handguns, but it would seem to me that this is a good gun for shooting. I suspect that the General shot his, and would expect you to shoot yours. After all, what good is a weapon when the man or woman owning it can’t effectively wield it?

Cimarron set the MSRP at $765.70.





Richard Johnson

An advocate of gun proliferation zones, Richard is a long time shooter, former cop and internet entrepreneur. Among the many places he calls home is http://www.gunsholstersandgear.com/.


Advertisement

  • A.WChuck

    Wow, I actually want one of these. They will be long gone before I can save up for it, I suspect.

  • Anonymoose

    Needs moar El Paso holster! Also, I’d like to see S&W come out with a no-lock commemorative 3.5″ Model 28. ALSO, I have always had the suspicion that Patton fell to the goofy “decock your 1911 for safety” idea that is still around for some reason, and that is why he decided to carry the SAA instead of the M1911.

    • Dan Goodwin

      Patton’s Registered Magnum later became the Model 27. It was always the fanciest Smith offering w checkered rib & top strap. The Model 28 was a workhorse cop gun with plain blue.

      • Anonymoose

        Sorry, I get those two mixed up a lot, kinda like the Model 57 and 58 .41 Mags.

  • keith mcnab

    Next do a No.5!

    • Bill

      No kidding! Anyone out there remember that gun? Hint: it looks a bit like a Ruger Bisley (or the other way around).

  • Bucho4Prez

    Mammoth ivory grips and I’m in…or pearl if your pimp game is in gear.

    • Major Tom

      Diamond encrusted platinum or go home!

    • El Duderino

      Holly wood.

  • ostiariusalpha

    Patton certainly did shoot his revolver, it wasn’t just for looking at. As far as I know it has at least two confirmed kills that he notched into the grip, with a probable third, from his time as a 2nd Lieutenant during the 1916 Mexican Expedition hunting down Pancho Villa.

    • Major Tom

      Did he ever use it in World War I? I know he was present and in theatre on the Western Front.

      • ostiariusalpha

        Not that I know of. He led his tank squadron in the British fashion, out in the open where his men could see him and walking alongside the tanks tall & proud, and got a machine gun bullet in his leg for that level of gallantry. I doubt he got close enough to the enemy at any engagement for a handgun to be useful, it was mostly machine gun and tank gun ranges.

      • whit3

        IIRC, I remember reading that he left his SAA back home with his wife for safe keeping.

  • Edeco

    Pfft, no thanks. Let me know if they do a Smedley Butler edition.

  • El Duderino

    That’s a much better price than I was expecting. Even with grips made out of Corian.

    • Sub shooter

      They were a lot more affordable before this article came out.

  • I have zero use for a SAA revolver. But the Patton nerd in me is making really uncomfortable squee-like noises deep inside my soul.

    • Marcus D.

      If their only use is on the range, it is good enough. These are a blast to shoot.

    • BeoBear

      I had zero use for the first one I bought, a high gloss stainless Ruger New Vaquero Bisley .45 Colt with a 5.5″ barrel. Now there are that one, a blued 4.2″ Ruger Old Vaquero .45 Colt, a stainless Ruger Single Six .22LR/.22WMR Convertible with a 4.2″ barrel and a stainless Ruger Blackhawk Bisley Convertible .45Colt/.45acp with a 5.5″ barrel in the safe.

      Use has nothing to do with it, buy one for fun and the rest for even more fun. They are definitely an addictive type of gun, like 1911’s.

  • Cymond
    • Anonymoose

      That was an actual quote from Patton. lol

  • Alex

    Still a bit confused why they did these in 5.5″ when his gun was a 4.75. I asked the folks in Fredricksburg why the mistake, and they told me that the owner saw a 5.5″ version and liked it. So close and yet…not. Still, a nice looking gun. I bought one last month even though it was…wrong. With different grips, it makes a rather nice budget BBQ gun.

    • Paul Rain

      Yeah… 4.75 is legal in Canada, let alone Commiefornia or occupied New York.

  • Marcus D.

    There are two main things I don’t like about this pistol. First is the grips–they are way too white. To look like ivory, they should have at least a yellow undertone. The factories don’t usually make them that way, except for the very yello9w “Rooster Cogburn” revolver. But there are a few good aftermarket sources. Second, I am not a real big fan of laser engraving. It is little more than an etching, and its just not deep enough to be “engraving.” Yeah yeah yeah, the real thing is really really expensive. But Uberti (I assume this is a Uberti) does actually do laser engraving, basic engraving and deluxe engraving from the factory, but you rarely see the first two here and the latter never.

  • Rogertc1

    Pretty but laser engraving just doesn’t do it for me.