New: Smith & Wesson Model 1854 Lever-Action Rifle Chambered In .45 Colt

Smith & Wesson adds .45 Colt chambering option to its popular Model 1854 lever-action rifle lineup, with walnut and synthetic stock models available.

posted on July 2, 2024
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Smith & Wesson’s Model 1854 series lineup of lever-action rifles has expanded with two new models chambered in .45 Colt, which boast the same features as the .44 Rem. Mag. offerings released earlier this year.
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Smith & Wesson has expanded its Model 1854 lever-action rifle lineup with new models chambered in .45 Colt. The new .45 Colt options join the original models in the Model 1854 series chambered in .44 Rem. Mag. that were released at SHOT Show 2024 earlier this year.

The Model 1854 series is designed to strategically blend the classic aesthetic of the American lever gun while incorporating modern enhancements. Models are offered in a paired synthetic black polymer and stainless-steel finish, along with a walnut furniture combination sporting an Armornite finish.

Model 1854 in .45 Colt
Smith & Wesson Model 1854 lever-action rifle chambered in .45 Colt with black synthetic stock and textured grip panels (MSRP: $1,279).


These lever-action rifles have a 9+1 capacity, a threaded, 19¼-inch-long stainless steel barrel and a forged 416 stainless-steel receiver.

Additional features include a top-mounted 4¾-inch Picatinny rail base for mounting optics, adjustable XS Sights ghost ring rear sight paired with a gold bead front sight, flat-face trigger design and a removable magazine tube.

.45 Colt for lever-action rifle
Smith & Wesson’s new Model 1854 lever-action rifle chambered in .45 Colt has a 19¼-inch long stainless steel barrel with 1:20-inch right-hand twist, eight-groove rifling.


As mentioned, Smith & Wesson’s new Model 1854 lever-action rifles chambered in .45 Colt retain the top-mounted Picatinny rail for optics-mounting capability, plus the other features of the .44 Rem. Mag. models in the Model 1854 series released earlier this year, like the larger operating loop and threaded barrel.

MSRP for the new Model 1854 lever-action rifle chambered in .45 Colt is $1,399 for the walnut model and $1,279 for the black polymer one. Go to to learn more.


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