If you’ve ever wanted to own a replica revolver of a famous hunter, military man, lawman, gunfighter, and gambler, then Cimarron Firearms have recently introduced the Bat Masterson Laser Engraved Frontier 5.55″ .45 Colt Revolver. The revolver was recreated using photos of the famous gunfighter and working with Pietta Firearms. Bat Masterson was well known for participating in the Dodge City War as well as being a presidentially appointed Deputy U.S. Marshal. This piece of dutifully replicated history is available from Cimarron firearms for $973.70.
Bat Masterson Laser Engraved Frontier 5.5″ .45 Colt from Cimarron
Cimarron’s Bat Masterson™ Laser Engraved Frontier is nickel plated with a 5.5″ barrel, and chambered in .45 Colt. Working from pictures of the legendary U.S. Army scout, lawman, professional gambler, and journalist’s favored revolver, Cimarron was able to work with Pietta Firearms to recreate this stunning firearm down to such unique details as the engraving pattern and squared off front sight.
With W.B. Bat Masterson engraved into the nickeled backstop, and simulated ivory grips, this affordable piece of art will be equally at home as your favorite hunting sidearm, fancy BBQ gun, competition revolver, or collector’s piece. Tell your dealer to order you one today!
It is unknown if this particular revolver was one he ever used in any of his many gunfights, but it is known that the Colt Army nickel-plated (of which he owned two) was one of his favorites. Bat Masterson had seen many lawmen taken down with their own firearms which is why he chose to wear his Colt cross-draw style. This way, no one could disarm him from behind.
It is likely that the engraving on the pistol was done by an engraver in Dodge City (where he was known as a gunfighter and sheriff) since Colt did not offer this service directly from the factory. After his death in 1921, many novels, comic books, and even films were based on Masterson’s life and now Cimarron firearms have once again resurrected a piece of the legendary gunfighter’s life with a replica of his custom Frontier Colt 45.
If you’re looking to pick up the real thing, you could also check out the Rock Island Auction House but you’d better bring along a big stack of cash.