Great Western Revolvers

     Notes: Before Colt brought back the SAA in 1955, before the Ruger .357 Blackhawk in 1955, there were the Great Western single-action revolvers.  Great Western got excellent reviews for the quality of their revolvers for their quality and fit and finish.  They started in 1954, in response to the cancelled Colt SAA 1st Model and the at-the-time vaporware Ruger Blackhawk.  Great Western revolvers were almost exact clones of the Colt SAA 1st Model, but featured a different mix of barrel lengths and chamberings, including the Great Western house round, the .357 Atomic.  The company went out of business in 1964, unable to withstand the greater marketing and market share of the Colt SAA 2nd Model or the Ruger Blackhawk.  In addition, the company went through financial difficulties, as well as poor quality control in later years.

     Some notable uses of the Great Western revolvers included John Wayne with an engraved blued pair, with smooth ivory grips; these he used in The Shootist. Both John Wayne and Audie Murphy were later spokesmen for Great Western.  A special Great Western revolver was made for Don Knotts’s use in The Shakiest Gun in the West; this version was designed to fall apart when the hammer was cocked.  A nickel-plated 5.5” Barrel version in .38 Special was presented to President Eisenhower in 1955 and a similar model was presented to California Governor Goodwin J Knight at about the same time.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

Great Western (4.75” Barrel)

.22 Long Rifle

0.74 kg

6 Cylinder

$94

Great Western (5.5” Barrel)

.22 Long Rifle

0.75 kg

6 Cylinder

$101

Great Western (7.5” Barrel)

.22 Long Rifle

0.79 kg

6 Cylinder

$122

Great Western (12.5” Buntline)

.22 Long Rifle

0.95 kg

6 Cylinder

$172

Great Western (4.75” Barrel)

.38 Special

1.03 kg

6 Cylinder

$174

Great Western (5.5” Barrel)

.38 Special

1.05 kg

6 Cylinder

$182

Great Western (7.5” Barrel)

.38 Special

1.1 kg

6 Cylinder

$202

Great Western (12.5” Buntline)

.38 Special

1.32 kg

6 Cylinder

$253

Great Western (4.75” Barrel)

.357 Magnum and .38 Special

1.03 kg

6 Cylinder

$185

Great Western (5.5” Barrel)

.357 Magnum and .38 Special

1.05 kg

6 Cylinder

$193

Great Western (7.5” Barrel)

.357 Magnum and .38 Special

1.1 kg

6 Cylinder

$213

Great Western (12.5” Buntline)

.357 Magnum and .38 Special

1.32 kg

6 Cylinder

$264

Great Western (4.75” Barrel)

.357 Atomic

1.03 kg

6 Cylinder

$204

Great Western (5.5” Barrel)

.357 Atomic

1.05 kg

6 Cylinder

$214

Great Western (7.5” Barrel)

.357 Atomic

1.1 kg

6 Cylinder

$235

Great Western (12.5” Buntline)

.357 Atomic

1.32 kg

6 Cylinder

$291

Great Western (4.75” Barrel)

.44 Special

1.14 kg

6 Cylinder

$218

Great Western (5.5” Barrel)

.44 Special

1.16 kg

6 Cylinder

$226

Great Western (7.5” Barrel)

.44 Special

1.21 kg

6 Cylinder

$246

Great Western (12.5” Buntline)

.44 Special

1.45 kg

6 Cylinder

$297

Great Western (4.75” Barrel)

.44 Special and .44 Magnum

1.14 kg

6 Cylinder

$234

Great Western (5.5” Barrel)

.44 Special and .44 Magnum

1.16 kg

6 Cylinder

$242

Great Western (7.5” Barrel)

.44 Special and .44 Magnum

1.21 kg

6 Cylinder

$262

Great Western (12.5” Buntline)

.44 Special and .44 Magnum

1.45 kg

6 Cylinder

$313

Great Western (4.75” Barrel)

.45 Long Colt

1.2 kg

6 Cylinder

$253

Great Western (5.5” Barrel)

.45 Long Colt

1.25 kg

6 Cylinder

$261

Great Western (7.5” Barrel)

.45 Long Colt

1.28 kg

6 Cylinder

$281

Great Western (12.5” Buntline)

.45 Long Colt

1.53 kg

6 Cylinder

$332

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

Great Western (.22, 4.75” Barrel)

SAR

-1

Nil

1

3

Nil

8

Great Western (.22, 5.5” Barrel)

SAR

-1

Nil

1

3

Nil

10

Great Western (.22, 7.5” Barrel)

SAR

1

Nil

1

3

Nil

14

Great Western (.22, 12.5” Buntline)

SAR

1

Nil

2

2

Nil

22

Great Western (.38, 4.75” Barrel)

SAR

2

1-Nil

1

3

Nil

9

Great Western (.38, 5.5” Barrel)

SAR

2

1-Nil

1

3

Nil

11

Great Western (.38, 7.5” Barrel)

SAR

2

1-Nil

2

3

Nil

15

Great Western (.38, 12.5” Buntline)

SAR

2

1-Nil

3

4

Nil

27

Great Western (.357, 4.75” Barrel)

SAR

3

1-Nil

1

3

Nil

9

Great Western (.357, 5.5” Barrel)

SAR

3

1-Nil

1

3

Nil

11

Great Western (.357, 7.5” Barrel)

SAR

3

1-Nil

2

4

Nil

17

Great Western (.357, 12.5” Buntline)

SAR

3

1-1-Nil

3

4

Nil

30

Great Western (.357 Atomic, 4.75” Barrel)

SAR

3

1-1-Nil

1

3

Nil

10

Great Western (.357 Atomic, 5.5” Barrel)

SAR

3

1-1-Nil

1

3

Nil

13

Great Western (.357 Atomic, 7.5” Barrel)

SAR

3

1-1-Nil

2

4

Nil

19

Great Western (.357 Atomic, 12.5” Buntline)

SAR

3

1-1-2

3

4

Nil

33

Great Western (.44 Special, 4.75” Barrel)

SAR

2

1-Nil

1

3

Nil

10

Great Western (.44 Special, 5.5” Barrel)

SAR

2

1-Nil

2

4

Nil

13

Great Western (.44 Special, 7.5” Barrel)

SAR

2

1-Nil

2

5

Nil

18

Great Western (.44 Special, 12.5” Buntline)

SAR

3

1-Nil

3

5

Nil

32

Great Western (.44 Magnum, 4.75” Barrel)

SAR

4

1-Nil

2

4

Nil

11

Great Western (.44 Magnum, 5.5” Barrel)

SAR

4

1-Nil

2

4

Nil

14

Great Western (.44 Magnum, 7.5” Barrel)

SAR

4

1-Nil

2

5

Nil

20

Great Western (.44 Magnum, 12.5” Buntline)

SAR

4

1-Nil

3

5

Nil

36

Great Western (.45, 4.75” Barrel)

SAR

2

1-Nil

2

5

Nil

12

Great Western (.45, 5.5” Barrel)

SAR

2

1-Nil

2

5

Nil

14

Great Western (.45, 7.5” Barrel)

SAR

3

1-Nil

2

5

Nil

22

Great Western (.45, 12.5” Buntline)

SAR

3

1-1-Nil

3

5

Nil

38

 

 

Harrington & Richardson Auto Ejector

     Notes:  This is another one of the turn of the 20th century pocket revolvers; however, it was in production far longer than any other of its contemporaries, being produced until a decade after World War 2.  They are inexpensive nickel-plated weapons, in 4 barrel lengths and 3 calibers.  The short barrels are more common and popular since they are more pocketable. 

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

H&R Auto Ejector (2” Barrel)

.22 Long Rifle

0.25 kg

5 Cylinder

$66

H&R Auto Ejector  (3.25” Barrel)

.22 Long Rifle

0.31 kg

5 Cylinder

$79

H&R Auto Ejector (4” Barrel)

.22 Long Rifle

0.35 kg

5 Cylinder

$86

H&R Auto Ejector (6” Barrel)

.22 Long Rifle

0.45 kg

5 Cylinder

$106

H&R Auto Ejector (2” Barrel)

.32 Smith & Wesson

0.27 kg

5 Cylinder

$86

H&R Auto Ejector (3.25” Barrel)

.32 Smith & Wesson

0.33 kg

5 Cylinder

$99

H&R Auto Ejector (4” Barrel)

.32 Smith & Wesson

0.37 kg

5 Cylinder

$106

H&R Auto Ejector (6” Barrel)

.32 Smith & Wesson

0.47 kg

5 Cylinder

$126

H&R Auto Ejector (2” Barrel)

.38 Smith & Wesson

0.36 kg

5 Cylinder

$114

H&R Auto Ejector (3.25” Barrel)

.38 Smith & Wesson

0.42 kg

5 Cylinder

$127

H&R Auto Ejector (4” Barrel)

.38 Smith & Wesson

0.46 kg

5 Cylinder

$134

H&R Auto Ejector (6” Barrel)

.38 Smith & Wesson

0.56 kg

5 Cylinder

$154

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

H&R Auto Ejector (2”, .22)

DAR

-1

Nil

1

6

Nil

3

H&R Auto Ejector (3.25”, .22)

DAR

-1

Nil

1

5

Nil

6

H&R Auto Ejector (4”, .22)

DAR

-1

Nil

1

5

Nil

7

H&R Auto Ejector (6”, .22)

DAR

-1

Nil

1

5

Nil

11

H&R Auto Ejector (2”, .32)

DAR

1

Nil

1

7

Nil

4

H&R Auto Ejector (3.25”, .32)

DAR

1

Nil

1

7

Nil

8

H&R Auto Ejector (4”, .32)

DAR

1

Nil

1

7

Nil

9

H&R Auto Ejector (6”, .32)

DAR

1

Nil

1

6

Nil

15

H&R Auto Ejector (2”, .38)

DAR

1

Nil

1

7

Nil

3

H&R Auto Ejector (3.25”, .38)

DAR

1

Nil

1

6

Nil

7

H&R Auto Ejector (4”, .38)

DAR

1

Nil

1

6

Nil

10

H&R Hand Ejector (6”, .38)

DAR

2

Nil

1

6

Nil

15

 

Harrington & Richardson Defender

     Notes:  Long a maker of the hinged-frame pocket revolvers that proliferated at the turn of the 20th century, H&R revamped their models in 1945.  Most of these were .22 rimfire weapons, but they did produce some heavier weapons, one of which was the Defender.  This was still a hinged-frame weapon, but it sported a longer barrel than most such weapons, as well as a larger butt that filled the hand better than the small butts of most hinged-frame revolvers.  The barrel was also reinforced to strengthen the weapon.  They were sold by the thousands for home defense, and most of them survive to this day.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

H&R Defender

.38 Smith & Wesson

0.88 kg

6 Cylinder

$134

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

H&R Defender

DAR

1

Nil

1

3

Nil

10

 

Harrington & Richardson Model 929 Sidekick

     Notes: This revolver dates from 1956 and was produced until 1985.  It is a .22 caliber revolver with an astounding 9-shot cylinder.  The Sidekick is available in three barrel lengths; the two longest-barreled versions also have adjustable rear sights.  The Model 930 is similar, but finished in polished nickel instead of being blued; it is also not available in a 6-inch barrel version, and none have adjustable rear sights.  It is identical to the Model 929 for game purposes.

     The Model 929 Sidekick reappeared on the market in 1996.  This version was available only with a heavy 4-inch barrel a fixed rear sight.  Unfortunately, the Model 929, along with many of Harrington & Richardson’s revolvers, were casualties of their buyout by Marlin in 2000 (though under the Marlin umbrella, Harrington & Richardson reappeared under the new name of H&R 1871).

     Twilight 2000 Notes: In the Twilight 2000 timeline, the original Model 929 and 930 are quite common, but the new version of the Model 929 was never built.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

Sidekick (2.5” Barrel)

.22 Long Rifle

0.79 kg

9 Cylinder

$71

Sidekick (4” Barrel)

.22 Long Rifle

0.84 kg

9 Cylinder

$86

Sidekick (6” Barrel)

.22 Long Rifle

0.94 kg

9 Cylinder

$106

New Model Sidekick

.22 Long Rifle

0.85 kg

9 Cylinder

$87

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

Sidekick (2.5” Barrel)

DAR

-1

Nil

0

2

Nil

4

Sidekick (4” Barrel)

DAR

-1

Nil

1

2

Nil

7

Sidekick (6” Barrel)

DAR

-1

Nil

1

2

Nil

11

New Model Sidekick

DAR

-1

Nil

1

2

Nil

7

 

Harrington & Richardson Model 939 Ultra Sidekick/Premier

     Notes: The original of this revolver was produced from 1958 until 1982.  It is a relatively-long-barreled rimfire revolver with a 6-inch flat-sided heavy barrel, adjustable rear sight and a blued frame. The plastic grips were molded with a thumbrest.  The Ultra Sidekick has a lock with a key which locks the hammer and trigger, making the Ultra Sidekick appealing for those who wanted a weapon for home defense, but also had children.  The Model 940 is identical except for its round barrel.

     The Model 939 Premier is basically a luxury version of the Ultra Sidekick; its blued frame is polished to a high sheen and it has a full-length sighting rib, but is otherwise identical to the Ultra Sidekick for game purposes.

     Just like the Sidekick, H&R decided to re-release the Premier in 1995.  This version has a heavy barrel.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

Ultra Sidekick/Premier

.22 Long Rifle

1 kg

9 Cylinder

$106

New Model Premier

.22 Long Rifle

1.02 kg

9 Cylinder

$108

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

Ultra Sidekick/Premier

DAR

-1

Nil

1

2

Nil

11

New Model Premier

DAR

-1

Nil

1

2

Nil

11

 

Harrington & Richardson 949 Western/Forty Niner

     Notes: The Model 949 dates from 1960, was built until 1985, and was called the Forty Niner during this time.  The weapon was built to resemble an old single-action weapon, yet was double action.  Loading is done through a loading gate on the right side of the cylinder instead of by a swing-out cylinder.  The rear sight was adjustable.  There were actually two versions of the Forty Niner: the Model 949 has a blued finish, and the Model 950 is nickel-plated. 

     In 1994, the Model 949 was reintroduced as the Western; it is exactly the same as the previous Model 949, except for the manufacturing methods and that the receiver is fire-hardened and patterned and the barrel and cylinder is blued.

     Twilight 2000 Notes: As production of the Western barely got underway before the November Nuclear Strikes, it is a rather rare weapon.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

Western/Forty Niner (5.5” Barrel)

.22 Long Rifle

1.02 kg

9 Cylinder

$101

Western/Forty Niner (7.5” Barrel)

.22 Long Rifle

1.08 kg

9 Cylinder

$122

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

Western/Forty Niner (5.5”)

DAR

-1

Nil

1

2

Nil

10

Western/Forty Niner (7.5”)

DAR

1

Nil

1

2

Nil

14

 

Harrington & Richardson 999 Sportsman

     Notes: This is another older H&R revolver, dating from 1927 and manufactured until 1986.  It had either a blued finish or was engraved, and is a top-break revolver.  The Sportsman was designed for everyday use, but also with the balance, size and grip shape to allow it to be used as a competitive revolver.  When the revolver is broken open, the cases all automatically eject simultaneously.  The Sportsman was sold with five interchangeable grip styles, allowing a better fit for the hand and shooting style of the shooter; in addition, a spur filled the gap between the trigger guard and the grip, giving the second finger of the firing hand a better rest. The top of the revolver has a ventilated sighting rib.

     In 1992, the Model 999 Sportsman was re-introduced as the Model 999 Deluxe Sportsman.  The Deluxe Sportsman adds an adjustable rear sight and checkering for the wooden or plastic grips. The Deluxe Sportsman is available only with a 6-inch barrel.  For game purposes, it is identical to the standard Sportsman with a 6-inch barrel.

     The Model 999 was re-introduced in 1992, with an adjustable rear sight, but is identical to the old versions for game purposes.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

Sportsman (3” Barrel)

.22 Long Rifle

0.75 kg

9 Cylinder

$76

Sportsman (4” Barrel)

.22 Long Rifle

0.85 kg

9 Cylinder

$86

Sportsman (6” Barrel)

.22 Long Rifle

0.96 kg

9 Cylinder

$106

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

Sportsman (3”)

DAR

-1

Nil

0

2

Nil

5

Sportsman (4”)

DAR

-1

Nil

1

2

Nil

7

Sportsman (6”)

DAR

-1

Nil

1

2

Nil

11

 

Heritage Rough Rider

     Notes: This is not really a replica of any particular revolver; instead, it is a “replica” of a style of revolver often used in the 1870-1900s.  It is a single-action revolver designed for Cowboy Action Shooting, and therefore able to use both blackpowder and modern propellant rounds.  The Rough Rider may be found in several finishes, including blued, faux-stainless steel, and silver-gray satin.  Whatever the finish, it is bonded to the metal of the revolver and presents a very tough barrier against corrosion and wear.  Grips may also be of different materials, including simulated mother-of-pearl, simulated ivory, and wood, and the grips are often engraved.  The steel is modern, including a 4140 steel frame, a 1215 steel barrel, and a 12L14 steel cylinder.  Manufacturing standards are also modern, with parts having very tight tolerances and being well-fitted.

     The Traditional Rough Rider is designed for rimfire cartridges, and may use .22 Short, Long, Long Rifle, and Magnum rounds interchangeably.  The frame of this version is of aluminum alloy, with the barrel and cylinder being steel.  Barrels are generally longer than for the .32 version.  Normal finish is polished blue, but a satin finish is also available, along with one that has a bird’s head grip.  A steel-frame version is also available, which uses slightly different barrel lengths and is heavier than the standard Traditional Rough Rider. 

     The Big Bore Rough Rider fires larger-caliber cartridges.  This model has a steel frame and is also available in several barrel lengths.  They do not have the thumb safety of the other Rough Rider models, and use cocobolo wood grips.  Though there are complaints that the trigger is too short, it has been rated as a Best Buy by Gun Tests magazine.

     In 2012, another version of the Big Bore Rough Rider was introduced; this one follows the recent trend of .45 Long Colt revolvers who are also able to fire short .410 Gauge shells.  The statistics are for the most part the same as those of the .45 Long Colt version, with the extension of hardened rifling able to withstand repeated firing of shotshells and a cylinder able hold both of its round types.  Weight and price are the same as the .45 Long Colt version, though there is an entry for the .410 Gauge round on the firing tables below.

     Twilight 2000 Notes: This revolver does not exist in the Twilight 2000 timeline.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

Rough Rider La Vista (3.5” Barrel)

.32 H&R Magnum, .32 S&W Short, and .32 S&W Long

0.9 kg

6 Cylinder

$132

Rough Rider La Vista (4.75” Barrel)

.32 H&R Magnum, .32 S&W Short, and .32 S&W Long

0.93 kg

6 Cylinder

$142

Rough Rider La Vista (6.5” Barrel)

.32 H&R Magnum, .32 S&W Short, and .32 S&W Long

0.99 kg

6 Cylinder

$162

Rough Rider Traditional (4.75” Barrel)

.22 Short, .22 Long, .22 Long Rifle, .22 Winchester Magnum Rimfire

0.87 kg

6 Cylinder

$110

Rough Rider Traditional (6.5” Barrel)

.22 Short, .22 Long, .22 Long Rifle, .22 Winchester Magnum Rimfire

0.95 kg

6 Cylinder

$128

Rough Rider Traditional (9” Barrel)

.22 Short, .22 Long, .22 Long Rifle, .22 Winchester Magnum Rimfire

1.09 kg

6 Cylinder

$153

Rough Rider Traditional Steel (3.5” Barrel)

.22 Short, .22 Long, .22 Long Rifle, .22 Winchester Magnum Rimfire

0.88 kg

6 Cylinder

$97

Rough Rider Traditional Steel (4.75” Barrel)

.22 Short, .22 Long, .22 Long Rifle, .22 Winchester Magnum Rimfire

0.91 kg

6 Cylinder

$109

Rough Rider Traditional Steel (6.5” Barrel)

.22 Short, .22 Long, .22 Long Rifle, .22 Winchester Magnum Rimfire

0.99 kg

6 Cylinder

$127

Rough Rider Traditional Steel (9” Barrel)

.22 Short, .22 Long, .22 Long Rifle, .22 Winchester Magnum Rimfire

1.14 kg

6 Cylinder

$153

Rough Rider Big Bore (4.75” Barrel)

.357 Magnum

0.95 kg

6 Cylinder

$185

Rough Rider Big Bore (5.5” Barrel)

.357 Magnum

0.96 kg

6 Cylinder

$193

Rough Rider Big Bore (6.5” Barrel)

.357 Magnum

0.98 kg

6 Cylinder

$203

Rough Rider Big Bore (7.5” Barrel)

.357 Magnum

1 kg

6 Cylinder

$213

Rough Rider Big Bore (4.75” Barrel)

.44-40 Winchester

1.02 kg

6 Cylinder

$237

Rough Rider Big Bore (5.5” Barrel)

.44-40 Winchester

1.03 kg

6 Cylinder

$244

Rough Rider Big Bore (6.5” Barrel)

.44-40 Winchester

1.05 kg

6 Cylinder

$255

Rough Rider Big Bore (7.5” Barrel)

.44-40 Winchester

1.07 kg

6 Cylinder

$265

Rough Rider Big Bore (4.75” Barrel)

.45 Long Colt

1.02 kg

6 Cylinder

$253

Rough Rider Big Bore (5.5” Barrel)

.45 Long Colt

1.03 kg

6 Cylinder

$261

Rough Rider Big Bore (6.5” Barrel)

.45 Long Colt

1.05 kg

6 Cylinder

$271

Rough Rider Big Bore (7.5” Barrel)

.45 Long Colt

1.07 kg

6 Cylinder

$281

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

Rough Rider La Vista (3.5”, .32 Magnum)

SAR

2

Nil

1

3

Nil

6

Rough Rider La Vista (4.75”, .32 Magnum)

SAR

2

Nil

1

3

Nil

9

Rough Rider La Vista (6.5”, .32 Magnum)

SAR

2

1-Nil

1

3

Nil

14

Rough Rider La Vista (3.5”, .32 Short)

SAR

1

Nil

1

3

Nil

8

Rough Rider La Vista (4.75”, .32 Short)

SAR

1

Nil

1

3

Nil

11

Rough Rider La Vista (6.5”, .32 Short)

SAR

1

Nil

1

3

Nil

16

Rough Rider La Vista (3.5”, .32 Long)

SAR

1

Nil

1

3

Nil

6

Rough Rider La Vista (4.75”, .32 Long)

SAR

1

Nil

1

3

Nil

8

Rough Rider La Vista (6.5”, .32 Long)

SAR

1

Nil

1

3

Nil

13

Rough Rider Traditional (4.75”, .22 Short)

SAR

-2

Nil

1

2

Nil

7

Rough Rider Traditional (6.5”, .22 Short)

SAR

-2

Nil

1

2

Nil

9

Rough Rider Traditional (9”, .22 Short)

SAR

-2

Nil

1

2

Nil

13

Rough Rider Traditional (4.75”, .22 Long)

SAR

-2

Nil

1

2

Nil

7

Rough Rider Traditional (6.5”, .22 Long)

SAR

-1

Nil

1

2

Nil

11

Rough Rider Traditional (9”, .22 Long)

SAR

-1

Nil

1

2

Nil

14

Rough Rider Traditional (4.75”, .22 Long Rifle)

SAR

-1

Nil

1

2

Nil

8

Rough Rider Traditional (6.5”, .22 Long Rifle)

SAR

-1

Nil

1

2

Nil

12

Rough Rider Traditional (9”, .22 Long Rifle)

SAR

-1

Nil

1

2

Nil

16

Rough Rider Traditional (4.75”, .22 Magnum)

SAR

1

Nil

1

2

Nil

7

Rough Rider Traditional (6.5”, .22 Magnum)

SAR

1

Nil

1

2

Nil

10

Rough Rider Traditional (9”, .22 Magnum)

SAR

1

Nil

1

2

Nil

15

Rough Rider Traditional Steel (3.5”, .22 Short)

SAR

-2

Nil

1

2

Nil

5

Rough Rider Traditional Steel (4.75”, .22 Short)

SAR

-2

Nil

1

2

Nil

7

Rough Rider Traditional Steel (6.5”, .22 Short)

SAR

-2

Nil

1

2

Nil

9

Rough Rider Traditional Steel (9”, .22 Short)

SAR

-2

Nil

1

2

Nil

13

Rough Rider Traditional Steel (3.5”, .22 Long)

SAR

-2

Nil

1

2

Nil

5

Rough Rider Traditional Steel (4.75”, .22 Long)

SAR

-2

Nil

1

2

Nil

7

Rough Rider Traditional Steel (6.5”, .22 Long)

SAR

-1

Nil

1

2

Nil

11

Rough Rider Traditional Steel (9”, .22 Long)

SAR

-1

Nil

1

2

Nil

14

Rough Rider Traditional Steel (3.5”, .22 Long Rifle)

SAR

-1

Nil

1

2

Nil

6

Rough Rider Traditional Steel (4.75”, .22 Long Rifle)

SAR

-1

Nil

1

2

Nil

8

Rough Rider Traditional Steel (6.5”, .22 Long Rifle)

SAR

-1

Nil

1

2

Nil

12

Rough Rider Traditional Steel (9”, .22 Long Rifle)

SAR

-1

Nil

1

2

Nil

16

Rough Rider Traditional Steel (3.5”, .22 Magnum)

SAR

-1

Nil

1

2

Nil

4

Rough Rider Traditional Steel (4.75”, .22 Magnum)

SAR

1

Nil

1

2

Nil

7

Rough Rider Traditional Steel (6.5”, .22 Magnum)

SAR

1

Nil

1

2

Nil

10

Rough Rider Traditional Steel (9”, .22 Magnum)

SAR

1

Nil

1

2

Nil

15

Rough Rider Big Bore (4.75”, .357)

SAR

3

1-Nil

1

4

Nil

9

Rough Rider Big Bore (5.5”, .357)

SAR

3

1-Nil

1

4

Nil

11

Rough Rider Big Bore (6.5”, .357)

SAR

3

1-Nil

1

4

Nil

15

Rough Rider Big Bore (7.5”, .357)

SAR

3

1-Nil

2

4

Nil

17

Rough Rider Big Bore (4.75”, .44-40)

SAR

2

1-Nil

1

4

Nil

9

Rough Rider Big Bore (5.5”, .44-40)

SAR

2

1-Nil

1

4

Nil

11

Rough Rider Big Bore (6.5”, .44-40)

SAR

2

1-Nil

2

5

Nil

14

Rough Rider Big Bore (7.5”, .44-40)

SAR

2

1-Nil

2

5

Nil

17

Rough Rider Big Bore (4.75”, .45)

SAR

2

2-Nil

1

5

Nil

10

Rough Rider Big Bore (5.5”, .45)

SAR

2

2-Nil

1

5

Nil

12

Rough Rider Big Bore (6.5”, .45)

SAR

2

1-Nil

2

5

Nil

15

Rough Rider Big Bore (7.5”, .45)

SAR

2

1-Nil

2

5

Nil

18

Rough Rider Big Bore (4.75”, .410)

SAR

2/1d6x4

1-Nil/Nil

1

4

Nil

1

Rough Rider Big Bore (5.5”, .410)

SAR

2/1d6x4

1-Nil/Nil

1

4

Nil

1

Rough Rider Big Bore (6.5”, .410)

SAR

2/1d6x4

1-Nil/Nil

2

4

Nil

2

Rough Rider Big Bore (7.5”, .410)

SAR

2/1d6x4

1-Nil/Nil

2

4

Nil

2

 

High Standard Sentinel

     Notes: Introduced in the mid-1950s, the Sentinel was one of High Standard’s first forays into revolvers; up until that time, they had been known primarily for small-caliber automatics.  When introduced, the Sentinel was likewise a small-caliber design, with a variety of barrel lengths and a lightweight alloy frames.  Finishes were blued or nickel-plated, but the grips were another story – though most were of checkered brown plastic, grip plates for the 2.4-inch barrel version could also be had in anodized gold, pink, or turquoise.  Sights were a fixed rear notch and a (rather low) front ramp.  Variants included the Sentinel Deluxe, with two-piece walnut grips, and no 2 or 5-inch barrel option; the Sentinel Imperial, similar to the Deluxe but with an adjustable rear sight, and the Sentinel Snub, with a stubby 2.4-inch barrel.

     The Sentinel Second Series was introduced in 1976; most were built until 1976.  This series was built in several marks, had some minor changes in the action (mostly to improve safety and reliability) and used a steel frame.

     First up was the Mark 1.  It was mechanically similar to the original Sentinel, but came with a 2, 3, or 4-inch barrel and a shrouded ejector rod.  The grips were of wrap-around walnut, and the 3 and 4-inch models had an adjustable rear sight.  The Mark 4 was essentially the same, but chambered for .22 Magnum ammunition.  The Mark 2 was designed in cooperation with Dan Wesson; the Mark 2 was chambered for .357 Magnum/.38 Special and sights were fixed.  The Mark 3 was the same, but had adjustable rear sights. 

    From 1982-83, the Sentinel Steel Frame was produced.  It’s essentially a Mark 1 with either a 2 or 4-inch barrel, with the 4-inch version having adjustable sights.  This version was widely perceived as being High Standard’s way of using up old parts, and for game purposes, may be regarded as the equivalents Mark 1s.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

Sentinel (3” Barrel)

.22 Long Rifle

0.61 kg

9 Cylinder

$76

Sentinel (4” Barrel)

.22 Long Rifle

0.65 kg

9 Cylinder

$86

Sentinel (5” Barrel)

.22 Long Rifle

0.69 kg

9 Cylinder

$96

Sentinel (6” Barrel)

.22 Long Rifle

0.73 kg

9 Cylinder

$107

Sentinel Snub

.22 Long Rifle

0.6 kg

9 Cylinder

$70

Sentinel Mk 1 (2” Barrel)

.22 Long Rifle

0.58 kg

9 Cylinder

$66

Sentinel Mk 1 (3” Barrel)

.22 Long Rifle

0.62 kg

9 Cylinder

$76

Sentinel Mk 1 (4” Barrel)

.22 Long Rifle

0.66 kg

9 Cylinder

$86

Sentinel Mk 2 (2.5” Barrel)

.357 Magnum and .38 Special

0.85 kg

6 Cylinder

$162

Sentinel Mk 2 (4” Barrel)

.357 Magnum and .38 Special

0.88 kg

6 Cylinder

$177

Sentinel Mk 2 (6” Barrel)

.357 Magnum and .38 Special

0.99 kg

6 Cylinder

$198

Sentinel Mk 4 (2” Barrel)

.22 Winchester Magnum Rimfire

0.62 kg

6 Cylinder

$81

Sentinel Mk 4 (3” Barrel)

.22 Winchester Magnum Rimfire

0.66 kg

6 Cylinder

$91

Sentinel Mk 4 (4” Barrel)

.22 Winchester Magnum Rimfire

0.7 kg

6 Cylinder

$101

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

Sentinel (3”)

DAR

-1

Nil

0

3

Nil

5

Sentinel (4”)

DAR

-1

Nil

1

3

Nil

7

Sentinel (5”)

DAR

-1

Nil

1

3

Nil

9

Sentinel (6”)

DAR

-1

Nil

1

3

Nil

11

Sentinel Snub

DAR

-1

Nil

0

3

Nil

4

Sentinel Mk 1 (2” Barrel)

DAR

-1

Nil

0

3

Nil

3

Sentinel Mk 1 (3” Barrel)

DAR

-1

Nil

0

3

Nil

5

Sentinel Mk 1 (4” Barrel)

DAR

-1

Nil

1

3

Nil

7

Sentinel Mk 2 (2.5”, .357)

DAR

3

1-Nil

1

4

Nil

3

Sentinel Mk 2 (2.5”, .38)

DAR

1

Nil

1

3

Nil

3

Sentinel Mk 2 (4”, .357)

DAR

3

1-Nil

1

4

Nil

7

Sentinel Mk 2 (4”, .38)

DAR

2

Nil

1

4

Nil

7

Sentinel Mk 2 (6”, .357)

DAR

3

1-Nil

1

4

Nil

13

Sentinel Mk 2 (6”, .38)

DAR

2

Nil

1

4

Nil

12

Sentinel Mk 4 (2” Barrel)

DAR

1

Nil

0

3

Nil

2

Sentinel Mk 4 (3” Barrel)

DAR

1

Nil

1

3

Nil

4

Sentinel Mk 4 (4” Barrel)

DAR

1

Nil

1

3

Nil

5

 

Hopkins & Allen Safety Police

     Notes:  The “Safety” in the name comes from the unique trigger/hammer arrangement: If the weapon is thumb-cocked, then the hammer allowed to fall again, the hammer will contact the frame instead of the firing pin and the weapon will not fire.  To fire the Hopkins & Allen, the trigger must be pulled.  It is a very well-built and solid design, but as it was manufactured for only 7 years at the beginning of the 20th century, it is not very common.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

Hopkins & Allen Safety Police

.38 Smith & Wesson

0.46 kg

5 Cylinder

$127

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

H&A Safety Police

DAR

1

Nil

1

6

Nil

7

 

Iver Johnson Safety Automatic

     Notes:  “Automatic” in this case refers to the automatic ejection of the cases when the revolver is broken at the hinge.  It is hammerless, in the sense that the hammer is concealed instead of being a true hammerless weapon.  The “Safety” part is from the Iver Johnson patented “Hammer the Hammer” system, where the primary hammer strikes a secondary hammer in order to strike the firing pin.  If the trigger is not actually pulled, this cannot happen, as the alignment of the components will not be correct. 

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

Iver Johnson Safety Automatic

.32 Smith & Wesson

0.44 kg

6 Cylinder

$96

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

Iver Johnson Safety Automatic

DAR

1

Nil

1

5

Nil

7

 

Kimber K-6s

     Notes: My impression of Kimber’s first entry into the revolver market is that it is remarkable for its unremarkability.  It does have a dehorned profile and a non-exposed hammer, along with low profile sights.  It is DAO.  But other revolvers have similar features, so it is nothing new.  Its biggest selling point is that it is a Kimber, a company known for its excellent1911-type pistols, so perhaps the future will hold new designs.

     The cylinder is also low-profile, but holds a full six rounds. Despite being DAO, trigger pull is light and smooth; the entire action is smooth and slick.  This is in part due to trigger engineering, part due to cylinder engineering, and part due to the bright, smooth stainless steel construction. It does fit in a pocket well, due to its dehorned profile and 2-inch barrel.  The trigger does move until you apply the proper pull weight. Though Kimber says the pull weight is about 10 pounds, it doesn’t feel that heavy. The hammer is internal and the K6s has a floating firing pin.  Grips are wraparound textured rubber, dark blue instead of black. The K-6s is capable of firing even .38 Special +P rounds. The K-6s is a heavy revolver for its size, which keeps down recoil.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

K-6s

.38 Special and .357 Magnum

1.47 kg

6 Cylinder

$257

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

K-6s (.38)

DAR

1

Nil

1

2

Nil

2

K-6s (.357)

DAR

2

Nil

1

2

Nil

2

 

.475 Linebaugh

     Notes: This is a massive American revolver firing a powerful cartridge.  It is mostly a weapon for curio collectors, though some mount a telescopic sight on it and use it for hunting. 

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

.475 Linebaugh

.475 Linebaugh

1.47 kg

6 Cylinder

$338

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

.475 Linebaugh

SAR

4

1-2-Nil

2

5

Nil

22

 

Linebaugh Revolvers

     Notes: John Linebaugh had long had an interest in creating powerful wildcat rounds.  First experiments with such rounds (with the first cartridge being the .500 Linebaugh) were fired using a variety of already-existing revolvers (mostly of the single-action type).  In the early 1980s, Linebaugh began turning out custom-built revolvers as well as a variety of new cartridges (some of which have gone “mainstream”), and he still does today.