.357 Magnum Revolver Replica, 2-inch barrel, #22-1062
.357 Magnum Revolver, 2 inch barrel
- This replica of the iconic "police special" .357 magnum is a must-have for theatrical reenactments! This non-firing model has working action but cannot chamber or fire real or blank ammunition. The strong, thick frame design provides a realism found in few replicas. This replica functions in both single and double action. The cylinder rotates, but does not swing out.
HISTORY: The .357 Magnum was developed in the early- to mid-1930s , after Colt's .38 Special was introduced, and gained favor because its slightly faster muzzle velocity, enabling it to penetrate the car doors and "bullet-proof vests" gangsters and bootleggers were using for cover during gun battles with lawmen.