Colt 1871-72 Open Top

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Colt 1871-72 Open Top - .44 Henry rimfire
Colt 1872 Open Top - .44 RF

The Colt 1871-72 Open Top has been mislabeled by some as a cartridge conversion, but it is in fact its own distinct model that arrived just before the ubiquitous 1873 Single Action Army. It was chambered in .44 Henry rimfire in order to take advantage of the abundance of the round, but this ultimately proved to be its undoing, as the Richards conversions developed shortly thereafter used the U.S. Military-preferred .44 centerfire round.



(1872 - 1873)

  • Type: Revolver
  • Caliber(s): .44 Henry, .45 Colt
  • Barrel length(s): 4.75 in (12.1 cm)
  • Capacity: 6-round Cylinder
  • Fire Modes: Single Action

The Colt 1871-72 Open Top has been used by the following actors in the following movies, television series, anime, and video games:


Title Actor Character Note Date
Shane Elisha Cook Jr. Stonewall 1953
Crossfire Trail Tom Selleck Rafe Covington Nickel model with ivory grips 2001
The Last Samurai Tom Cruise Nathan Agren 2003
The Missing Val Kilmer Lt. Jim Ducharme 2003
Appaloosa Viggo Mortensen Everett Hitch 2008
The Magnificent Seven Martin Sensmeier Red Harvest 2016
Haley Bennett Emma Cullen


Title Character Note Date
Sirius the Jaeger Bishop Ep. 09, 10, 11 2018

Video Games

Title Appears As Mods Notations Date
Hunt: Showdown "Caldwell Conversion Pistol" With elements of the Colt 1851 Navy 2018

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