The Gun as Art: Tiffany Colts from Two Eras


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Nimschke Cartridge Conversion: American Eagle 1860:

The famous American jewelry company Tiffany & Co has a long history of offering decorative firearms, and today I'm looking at two of them. One is a cartridge conversion Colt from the 1870s, engraved by Nimschke and fitted with a silver-plated Tiffany "Mexican Eagle" grip. The other is a modern-production 1860 Army designed by Tiffany for the US Historical Society and produced by Andrew Bourbon.

While I do not normally have a particular taste for embellished and engraved guns, I think it's very interesting to see the difference in style between the two periods - the change in what people find appealing in "the gun as art."

Category: Firearm Reviews Uploaded: 03/07/2016

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