Uberti has been producing replica single action style cowboy revolvers, and lever action rifles since 1959. Although they have reproduced many models to exacting detail, some features have been improved for safety or simply from modern materials and machining processes for a superior longer lasting firearm. The Uberti 1873 Cattleman Cody in .45 Colt is similar to the 1873 Single Action Army that was standard issue for the U.S Army. The Indian scouts were issued a nickel plated steel version just like this Cattleman Cody. The Uberti 1873 Cattleman in .45 Colt comes with ivory style grips which adds to the beautiful look. The Uberti 1873 is a joy to handle and shoot, with a natural pointability and crisp trigger. Being a single action revolver, it has a loading gate on the side for loading and unloading. The hammer must set to a partial cock to set the firing pin out of the way and allows the cylinder to spin freely.