Cimarron Firearms announced a “Return to Lonesome Dove,” so to speak, with the release of a pair iconic revolvers. The Cimarron Lonesome Dove Walker revolvers in .44 honor the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel immortalizing the Old West.
Cimarron Lonesome Dove Walker .44 Revolvers Details
The Lonesome Dove tetralogy, set in the final days on the American frontier, features two memorable Texans: Capt. Augustus McCrae and Capt. Woodrow F. Call, a pair of retired Texas Rangers living out their later years in Lonesome Dove. Running a boarding stable, the Hat Creek Company and Livery Emporium, the pair decide to take one last great adventure, pitting them against outlaws, heroes, Indians and more, driving cattle from Texas to the Montana Territory.
The Walker .44 served as the authentic standard-issue Texas Ranger pistol. Cimarron now offers an embellished pair of Lonesome Dove replicas with great attention to detail. The Lonesome Dove Walker .44 features a 9-inch barrel with a charcoal, blue finish. It comes with a white, engraved cylinder and case-color hardened finish on the frame and hammer. The trigger guard and grip frame utilize traditional brass. A steel backstrap pairs with finely figured walnut grips sporting a cartouche.
The pistols come authentically marked, one with “Capt. Augustus McCrae, Texas Rangers Frontier Battalion” down the backstrap. Meanwhile, his Texas Ranger Divisions, “E Company No. 120,” adorns the left side of the frame and barrel. The other pistol features “Capt. Woodrow F. Call, Texas Rangers Frontier Battalion” and “E Company No. 119.”
“Larry McMurty, a born and bred Texan, wrote some of the most thought provoking and award-winning books and screenplays, all with Texas as the back drop. His series, ‘Lonesome Dove,’ set in the waning days of the Old West, paid tribute to the strength of the men and women that made the West their home,” said Mike Harvey, founder and CEO of Cimarron Firearms. “And since it is our mission to create seriously authentic replicas, I decided to honor this novel with the actual types of guns a Texas Ranger would have been issued, and not necessarily what Hollywood could dig up in their stock room. Hence, our homage to the Lonesome Dove story is also an homage to the Texas Rangers, who carried the powerful Walker .44 revolver.”
The Cimarron Lone Dove Walkers retail for $739.70. For even more info, please visit cimarron-firearms.com.