New Limited Edition Nimschke Engraved Colt Peacemaker

As part of their “Week of Westerns” promotion, Pyramyd Air has announced a very special limited edition hand engraved Colt Peacemaker CO2 revolver. This Limited Edition .177 caliber Nimschke Colt Peacemaker looks just beautiful, as you can see in the phorographs here.

In the tradition of the Colt Custom Shop (and before that, the Colt factory engraving shop) the Colt’s Patent Fire-Arms Manufacturing Co. has been producing hand engraved models since 1855, and even before that, with engraved guns from Colt dating back to 1836. Those same historic engraving patterns have been reproduced in the 20th and 21st centuries by America’s top firearms engravers, including Adams & Adams of Vershire, Vermont.

New Limited Edition Nimschke Engraved Colt Peacemaker

John J. Adams Sr. and his son, John J. Adams, Jr., have both worked for the Colt’s Custom Shop and Smith & Wesson’s Performance Center. They have also undertaken private commissions from many of the top western gun collectors in America.

Specializing in the Gustave Young, Cuno A. Helfricht, and Louis Daniel Nimschke engraving styles, the latter is used on this new Limited Edition .177 caliber Nimschke engraved Colt Peacemaker. The designs on this gun are copied from an original Nimschke gun done for Schuyler, Hartley & Graham in the 1870s, and a reproduction of that 7-1/2 inch .45 Colt caliber SAA created by Colt’s and Adams & Adams in 2008.

L.D. Nimschke’s style, and that of the Nimschke Shop, was unique in the combination of engraving elements, and extensive use of punch dot backgrounds to add greater depth to the engraving. Patterns were usually a combination of vine scrolls, sunbursts, crosshatch panels (usually on the side of the frame where it meets the barrel). Borders or waves and dots are used to accent ejector housings and frames.

New Limited Edition Nimschke Engraved Colt Peacemaker

This is the style used by Adams & Adams for this 5-1/2 inch barrel length Umarex Limited Edition Nimschke Engraved Colt Peacemaker. The engraving on this gun is also inked in, a process used to accent the engraving on nickel plated (or silver plated) guns.

In addition, following the details of the Schuyler, Hartley and Graham 7-1/2 inch Colt, the cylinder, hammer and trigger on the Umarex Peacemaker are separately gold plated before the engraving.

New Limited Edition Nimschke Engraved Colt Peacemaker
This Limited Edition Nimschke Engraved Colt Peacemaker is the very first airgun to be engraved by Adams & Adams exclusively for Pyramyd Air. It is the most lavishly engraved of all the Umarex Colt Peacemakers. This model will be limited to just 100 guns, each individually numbered and signed by Adams & Adams.

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Limited Edition .177 caliber Nimschke Colt Peacemaker