John Wayne Duke Colt SAA BB and Pellet Revolver Table Top Review

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Type: BB or Pellet air revolver.

Distributed by:UmarexUSA and Air Venturi.

Model: Single Action Army Revolver with Colt John Wayne Duke licensing

Materials: Mostly metal with plastic grips.

Weight: 2.1 pounds (953  grams).

Barrel: 4.5 inches, (BB non-rifled) (Pellet rifled)

Propulsion: 12 gram CO2.

Action: Revolver, single action only.

Ammunition Type: 4.5mm steel BB's. or .177 cal. pellets.

Ammunition Capacity: 6 rounds.

FPS: (BB 410) (Pellet 380).

Trigger Pull: Trigger pull on the John Wayne Duke Colt SAA BB and Pellet Revolver is the best I have ever come across in an airgun. Being that these Single Action Army Revolvers are single action only, most of the work is done while you pre-cock the hammer. The trigger pull is under 2 pounds and has virtually no take up with a crisp release. I love the ratcheting sound as you pull back the hammer just like using a real SAA Revolver!

Accuracy: I have not yet tested these John Wayne Duke Colt SAA BB and Pellet Revolvers so far but expect the BB version to perform for the most part just like the Umarex only versions I tested previously. Here are my notes from my previous testing:

"I tested both 4.5mm steel BB's and 4.7mm Lead ball BB's in the Umarex Colt Single Action Army Shell Loading BB Revolver. With the Steel 4.5mm BB's I shot just under a 2 inch 6 shot grouping when shooting from a 30 foot distance using a semi rested position (Sand bag up front, standing in the back). The shots where pretty well center hitting the paper target just a little bit high, they did seem to stray a little more left and right rather then up and down. When I switch ammo to the 4.7mm Lead BB's I got a similar 2 inch grouping but they hit the target a bit lower and tended to shoot tighter from side to side with more variation up and down, perhaps because the lead BB's did not seem to shoot at a vary consistent velocity. My Chronograph testing for the Steel BB's was right around 400 fps while the Lead BB's being heavier shot a bit slower at just under 300 fps."

Build Quality: The John Wayne Duke Colt SAA BB and Pellet Revolvers have a mostly all metal construction other than the plastic grips and any seals. The fit and finish is excellent with a great overall weight in the hand. Whether you get the Nickel or Weathered version. The mechanical action of the hammer and trigger feels just like it would on a real single action army revolver.

Realism: In terms of replicating a real steel Colt Single Action Army Revolver, these guns are absolutely amazing replicas. It's really hard to tell the airgun version from the real steel version, except for the smaller in diameter shells and the discreet safety switch located under the frame. Even the barrel is nicely recessed and has some fake rifling twists in it to give the appearance of a large caliber round. The CO2 is well hidden with the Allen key built into the handle so no ugly CO2 screw tab hanging down.

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  • Still the best airgun reproduction of the Single Action Army Revolver, a very accurate replica of the real steel old west version.

  • Recessed barrel has the look of a large caliber bullet.

  • Great weight and feel in the hand.

  • Shell loading design that loads from the back so no need to remove shells if you wish not to.

  • Hammer and trigger action is about perfect, no take-up, very crisp and super light (under 2 pounds).

  • Finish on both the Nickel and Blued is very nice.

  • Colt and John Wayne Duke licensing.

  • Very well concealed CO2 with built in Allen key.

  • Discreet safety location.

  • If you prefer pellets over steel BB, now you have the option.


  • Still has the warming instruction on the right side of the barrel but not super obvious especially on the Nickel version.

  • Real version would shoot 45 caliber, dummy shells are actual closer to 357 so a bit smallish.

  • Wood grips to me look a little fake up close but the John Wayne emblem kind of makes up for it.


Shell loading BB and Pellet revolvers have been out for a while now and have changed the way many of us feel about airgun revolvers. Airgun revolvers used to be kind of overlooked because they where not the most exciting replica airguns out there but now we have not only the new Dan Wesson 715 shell loading revolvers but also these Colt Single Action Revolvers with Colt and John Wayne Duke licensing on them available in both BB and pellet shooting versions! There is something special about these old cowboy day classic revolver that makes them so elegant and just a real work of art you can not only own and look at but also take out and shoot whenever the spirit moves you to do so!

My YouTube Table Top Review for the John Wayne Duke Colt SAA BB and Pellet Revolver:

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