Smith & Wesson Adds .45 Colt to Model 1854 Lever-Action Rifle Line

You can own one of these smooth lever guns, true modern classics, in the iconic 45 Colt cartridge.

posted on July 5, 2024
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When Smith & Wesson first introduced its Model 1854 lever gun, we wrote, "Now for 2024, the classic American lever gun is reborn as the Model 1854 Series, the first to incorporate the feel of Smith & Wesson’s revered large-frame revolvers, smooth action and iconic craftsmanship. These new rifles blend the classic aesthetic of the American lever gun with modern and tactical enhancements." Excited as lever gun enthusiasts were, their first request was for more calibers.  

At the time Smith & Wesson introduced the Model 1854 series, .44 Rem Mag was the caliber offering of choice. Now, starting today, you can own one of these smooth lever guns in the iconic 45 Colt cartridge. The Model 1854 series is designed to strategically blend the classic aesthetic of the American lever gun while incorporating modern enhancements. This past year, the series received the 2024 Editor’s Choice Best All-Around Rifle, from Outdoor Life. Models are offered in a paired synthetic black polymer and stainless-steel finish, as well as a walnut furniture combination with Armornite finish.

These rifles are designed with a 9+1 capacity, include a threaded 19¼" barrel, and boast a crisp and smooth action that is also tough enough to stand up to use in the field. The Model 1854 comes with additional features out of the box like a 4 ¾-inch Picatinny base for mounting optics, an adjustable XS Sights ghost ring rear sight, a gold bead front sight, flat-face trigger design and removable magazine tube that allows you to safely unload the rifle.

Model 1854 Series rifles are now available through authorized dealers and have MSRPs from $1,279 to $3,849, depending upon model chosen.



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