This 'Cowboy Revolver' has had a Cowboy Action Job performed by a Professional Gun Smith, the Spring was upgraded to an original Colt, the Ejector Assembly was upgraded to Colt. I have included two pictures of me shooting this handgun in the Arizona Desert.
Importer : Armi Jager of Italy.
Manufacturer: E.M.F. Company.
Manufactured in the 1980's by F.LLI Pietta of Italy for EMF USA.
Also marketed as: EMF DAKOTA TARGET SAA.
Copy of Colt 1873 Single Action Army Model with 4 3/4 Inch Barrel often referred to as the 'Sheriff's Model.'
Caliber: 45 LC (Long Colt).
Action: Single Action Cowboy 6-Shot Revolver.
Single 4-Position Hammer.
Standard Slide Ejector.
Rounds: Can Handle 45 LC Lead, 45 LC Flat, 45 LC Hollow Point, any brand including properly done reloads.
Wood Mahogany Pistol Grips.
Barrel Length: 4 3/4 Inches.
Overall Length: 10 1/4 Inches.
Brass Metal Frame.
Standard Blued Barrel.
Fixed Front Ruger Style Sights.
Design: Copy of Colt Revolver (Clone).
Metal Trigger Guard Assembly.
Has 3 Stamped Proof Marks on right side of Brass Metal Frame.
Bottom of Metal Frame, front of Trigger Guard is Serial Number: S/N xxxxx.
Top of Barrel - Armi Jager Italy
Left Side of Barrel – Dakota Cal. 45 Colt
Right Side Barrel – 2 Stamped Proof and Manufacturing Marks
Armi of Italy is the Importer not the Manufacturer.
Approximate Weight: With 5 rounds in Cylinder is 2 pounds.
Important Information for Shooters – There is NO difference between a 45 Colt and a 45 Long Colt, the ammo and caliber are the same.
NRA Rated: Very Good, slight wear and tear due to age and use of sliding in and out of cowboy holster.
History: Some Shooting Information
Exhibition Shot: Splitting a Playing Card in Flight
Bob Munden, world famous fast draw competitor and cowboy action shooter, stunned the End of Trail tournament crowd in Coto de Caza, California, on April 26, 1986 with this one. Before his attempt, Boyd David of EMF Distributors expressed his belief that this would be impossible to do. Munden told him that he not only could do it, but that he would do it with Boyd's gun. Boyd Davis is one of the creators of the fun End of Trail tournament and EMF is one of the primary sponsors. Munden borrowed Boyd's gun, a 45 Colt Dakota Single Action with a 4 3/4 inch barrel. On the fourth try, he split a card, an eight of hearts. This has to be one of the greatest exhibition shots ever done.Note - This Dakota cowboy six shooter is becoming rare and is now a collectible.