For the Language Challenged CZ is possibly buying Colt Defense (which will include Colt Canada)
Years ago I bought an “1851” from Cabelas on sale only after sending them a e-mail to verify it wasn’t a Pietta. They gave a nebulous answer and I ordered . . . and it was a Pietta. Well, I kept it anyway. The sear and trigger were recycled sardine can metal and soon rounded off. It has a 1/2 oz trigger pull now, manifestly unsafe, but if I hold the trigger and shoot with the hammer it’s a plinking hoot. So for what I use it for I worked around it. The timing is good and the barrel seems good. I once hit two 2" x 4" x 4" blocks off the hip from holstered at 15 yards shooting as fast as I could - under two seconds - with a witness. That lead me to tend to believe some of the wild west tales.
That said - it would be wonderful to have an 1851 or 1860 made right. But for what it is the metalurgy is less than the nostalgia.
So Colt gets bought by foreigners, Remmington goes the way of the do-do, Browning is owned by foreigners… Are there any of the old school American companies left?
Ruger made some bp revolvers. Think they discontinued them a few years back. They are good to go if you can find one.
Interesting. Here’s an article about it in English:
Maybe they should not have cut off ARs to the civi market, hate to see it happen though