Colt Smoke Wagon Review

Hold onto your hats, because this week, we’re diving into something special: the limited edition Colt Single Action Army (SAA) Smoke Wagon by Umarex. This beauty is a collector’s dream, blending historical charm with a touch of modern flair.

A Brief History Lesson

What exactly is a “Smoke Wagon”? Fans of the film Tombstone will recognise the phrase from a famous scene with Kurt Russell. In the 19th century, “smoke” referred to the black powder used in firearms, while “wagon” was slang for a pistol. So, the “Smoke Wagon” is a revolver, and Umarex’s version is a stunner.

The Details

This limited edition Colt SAA is individually numbered out of just 1200 units, making it a prized possession for any collector. Here are some of the standout features:

  • Length: 275 mm (10.34 inches)
  • Weight: 867 grams (1.42 lbs)
  • Material: Mostly metal with a pearl handle effect
  • Design: Ace of Spades inlay on both sides, gold hammer, gold cylinder, and gold trigger
  • Ammunition: Capable of firing both BBs and pellets using the same shells
  • Sights: Front post sight with a groove on top for the rear sight


While this revolver is more about style and historical appeal, it doesn’t disappoint in performance. Using 5.3 grain BBs, it clocks in at 378 feet per second, translating to 2.28 joules of energy. When using 7.87 grain pellets, it hits 341 feet per second (2.76 joules), and with 8.44 grain pellets, it reaches 308 feet per second (2.41 joules).

Handling & Usage

The Colt SAA Smoke Wagon is perfect for backyard plinking and tin can busting. It features a single-action mechanism and a single-stage trigger, true to the original design, but with a modern safety feature on the underside. Loading is straightforward: drop your ammo into the back of the shell, insert it into the cylinder, and you’re ready to go. The CO2 canister fits neatly into the grip, tightened with a built-in hex key—no more losing tools!

In the Field

Taking this revolver out for a test, it’s clear that it’s designed for fun. The smoke wagon’s accuracy is solid for casual shooting, and the overall experience is enhanced by its striking appearance. It’s not just a gun; it’s a piece of art that looks fantastic on display.

Final Thoughts

£229.95 at Bristol Airguns (£260 elsewhere), this limited edition Colt SAA Smoke Wagon is a worthwhile investment for any airgun collector or enthusiast. Its combination of historical significance, detailed craftsmanship, and modern bling makes it a standout piece. Whether you’re looking to add to your collection or just enjoy a bit of stylish plinking, this revolver won’t disappoint.

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