"U.S. Marshal"- A Tribute to Lawmen!
Early & Modern Firearms Company, Inc. is proud to introduce this new addition to our Great Western II (GWII) line of single action revolvers! Manufactured by FAP F. LLI Pietta in Italy, this tribute piece takes the classic design of our GWII "Californian" model and adds an accolade to the U.S. Marshals Service of America.
In the second half of the 19th century, the U.S. Marshals became synonymous with the "Wild West" as they made their mark on history in the many lawless frontier towns. In many of these places, the marshals were the only kind of law that was available. Knowing this, numerous outlaws made their livelihoods in these fledgling towns that had not yet become structured enough to provide their own authorities. EMF is proud to present this tribute to U.S. Marshals, who became famous as they pursued such notorious outlaws as Billy the Kid, The Dalton Gang, Jesse James, and Butch Cassidy’s Wild Bunch, as well as, hundreds of others in places like Deadwood, South Dakota; Tombstone, Arizona; and, the plains of Indian Territory.
It all began in 2002, when EMF introduced the Great Western II "Californian" single action revolvers. True to the originals, with the floating firing pin in the hammer, the "Californian" models feature hammer forged steel barrels, which are high polished and blued. The CNC machined, dropforged frames are color-casehardened, in Pietta’s signature deep, rich combination of blues, browns, and purples. These frames are an improvement on the traditional casted frames of the Colt single action revolvers. The wider rear and larger front sights offer faster sight acquisition. The combination of traditional esthetics and the best modern technology the Great Western II "Californian" is the most sought after, durable, and reliable single action on the market today.
EMF decided to use the GWII "Californian" as the starting point for the "U.S. Marshal", changing the backstrap and triggerguard from steel to brass. It is further accented with a laser engraved Old West U.S. Marshal’s badge on both sides of the one-piece walnut grip.
EMF & Pietta Firearms proudly salute the members of our U.S. Marshal Service, both past and present!