Colt Single Action Army revolver: State gun of Arizona

    The Colt Single Action Army revolver, which was adopted for service in 1873, is now the official state firearm of Arizona.

    Colt Single Action Army Mod 1873. This revolver was issued to the US Cavalry early in 1874. Photo (C) Hmaag reports

    Arizona is getting an official firearm – the Colt Single-Action Army revolver.

    Gov. Jan Brewer on Thursday without comment signed a bill passed by the Legislature to designate the weapon as the state’s first official firearm.

    Connecticut-based Colt had lobbied for the legislation.

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