Very Very Nice! You and I have something in common.
I have been reading accounts of early Texas written by eye witnesses from the very early 1800's through Texas Independence and on to the early 20th century - Early settlements, Indian wars and depredations, border wars fighting the Mexicans, the early Texas rangers...
Fascinating reading that has awakened my interest in single action revolvers and early lever action rifles. I have bought two single action SAA style revolvers in the last six months - A stainless Ruger Vaquero in 45 Colt with faux mother of pearl grips and a Cimmaron Arms Pistolero in 357/38spcl with a nickel finish and wood grips. I already had a blued Ruger Vaquero with a birds head grip in 45 Colt.
The cool thing about the Cimmaron Arms products is that they are very close replicas of the originals. Thus my pistol has a hammer mounted firing pin requiring I load only five rounds so the firing pin rests on an empty chamber - just like the old days. Plus, Cimmaron arms is headquartered in Fredericksburg, Texas.
My Pistolero 357 looks like this pic from the Cimmaron website. - T. S.