On January 10, 1917, William “Buffalo Bill” Cody died. A larger than life figure of the time, Buffalo Bill’s life was tied to the firearm. First as scout for the US Army in the Utah War and then as a private in the 7th Kansas Cavalry during the Civil War. After the Civil War, he again served as a scout for the US Army. Later, he would use his Springfield rifle to harvest bison to feed workers with the Kansas Pacific Railroad.
After stories about Buffalo Bill were published, he gained fame and started a traveling wild west show that included military reenactments and trick shooting by the likes of James “Wild Bill” Hickok and Annie Oakley.
To commemorate the passing of Buffalo Bill 100 years ago, Uberti is now making a limited edition revolver called the 1858 Buffalo Bill Centennial. This cap and ball revolver is a recreation of the 1858 New Army black powder wheelgun that is said to have been one of Buffalo Bill’s favorites.
The commemorative gun has a deep blued finish with ornate engravings. Uberti uses simulated ivory grips and a brass trigger guard on this gun. The 8″ barrel has Buffalo Bill’s name on one side and his dates of birth and death on the other.
Only 500 of these revolvers will be made and sold. The suggested retail price is $1,049.