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The Mike Harvey Video Series “Boom” Features How the Tuco™ Special 1860 Conversion Was Created

Part of the Cimarron Firearms Trio of “The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly”, the Tuco™, named after the character played by Eli Wallach in the movie, is one of Cimarron’s best-selling conversion revolvers to this date.

Fredericksburg, Texas (June 2023) – Mike Harvey, founder and president of Cimarron Firearms, and “professor emeritus” of American Western history and lore, is back on the firing range in a new  Cimarron Firearms YouTube “BOOM!!!” video.  In this episode, Harvey, donning a Mexican sombrero adorned with a stuffed blackbird, fires off a few rounds at the Cimarron firing range and is back in his office to explain how the popular Cimarron Firearms Tuco™ Special 1860 Conversion 7.5” .45 LC revolver came into existence.

With the surprising success of the “Man with No Name” 1851 conversion revolver, a replica designed after the gun carried by Clint Eastwood in “The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly,” Cimarron quickly determined that the next movie replica had to be the fans favorite Tuco replica. In the movie, Tuco Benedicto Pacifico Juan Maria Ramirez, or Tuco, played by Eli Wallach, is seen making a gun by assembling different guns together in a shop. Cimarron designed the Tuco version and Uberti manufactured it.

The Tuco is a conversion revolver in .45 Colt with a Leech and Rigdon-style 7.5” barrel finished in a cold case-hardened blue with a brass trigger guard and grip frame, smooth wood grip, and completed with a lanyard ring, just like the one the character Tuco carried in the movie. When designing the revolver, Harvey expanded on the loading rod concept and created an “ejector” rod that slides into the loading rod. When the piece is pulled away from the gun, the ejector pick can be used to poke the rounds out of the chamber after firing and easily reinserted and closed against the gun after cleaning and reloading. Uberti has liked Harvey’s invention and has continued to employ it in other cartridge revolvers.

The Tuco replica is available at your favorite dealer with an MSRP of $677.76.

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Cimarron is the leader in quality and authenticity of replica firearms. For the past 30 years, Cimarron has worked continuously to perfect the authentic detail, fit, finish, and function of our line of frontier firearms. There is no other firearm that is near equal in value, strength, reliability, and authentic detail as is the line from Cimarron Firearms Co.