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Smith & Wesson Adds the .45 Colt to the Model 1854 Lineup By Tim Stetzer

If you like your .40 caliber numbers to end in 5 then you’re in luck. Smith & Wesson just added .45 Colt to the chamberings offered in the new Model 1854 lever action rifle line up. Available in either black polymer and stainless steel or walnut and black Armornite finished the .45 Colt Model 1854 holds 9+1 rounds of big, fat .45 Colt slugs.

It comes with XS iron sights as well as a Picatinny rail for mounting optics so you can make the most out of one of the best cartridges of the 19th Century, by using all the tech available in the 21st Century. MSRP on the stainless version is $1,279 while the Walnut one is $1,399.

Following is the press release they issued:

MARYVILLE, TN. (7/2/2024) – Smith & Wesson Brands, Inc. announces today the release of the new Model 1854, chambered in 45 Colt.

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 19 ¼-inch 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.

Experience a blend of heritage and innovation with the Smith & Wesson Model 1854 Series, now available in .44 Rem Mag and 45 Colt. For more information on the S&W Model 1854 Series, visit 1854 | Smith & Wesson (

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