BGT weapons are made of plastic. Personnally, I think plastic weapons have 2 advantages : you can weather them easely and their weight won't disturb the pose of your figure. However, in my opininon - I'm talking about old weapons of 18th century and before here - plastic revolvers look like toys to me. I purchased a BGT Army Colt when I was making my Civil War bash. It looked accurately done, but when I had it for real I found it less effective on the figure. But Maybe with some weathering, the toy look would disappear. But it is just my opininon here, just personnal taste on this detail.Saber said:Looks like a very cool item for the 1/6th armoury.
Is that metal/diecast of plastic?
Looks to me like the cylinder with rounds(drum?) is inserted reversed.
Whenever I have the opportunity, I get metal cast weapons for that era. There may be many other retailers for that kind of items, but the one I purchase mine is Stevos Toys . Stevos has got a large range of choice for Western revolvers, rifles, carbines and also leather rigs and hats. I bought the M1860 Army Colt to him - which has a more realistic effect on the figure than the plastic one - plus other weapons like a Spencer Carbine or a M1851 Navy Colt for example. The Colt Peacemaker has been in his catalog for a long time and it costs the same as the plastic BGT one and is available with many painting options for same price (bright, black or blued barrel and cylinder, and walnut, stag, ivory or pearl handle). Here's a pic of it :
And if you compare with BGT pic, you can see the cylinder may indeed be molded the wrong side on the BGT model.
Except that, BGT make lots of very good items.