This week at SHOT Show 2024 in Las Vegas, Nevada, Smith & Wesson announced the release of its first-ever series of lever-action rifles, the Model 1854 series.
Some background from Smith & Wesson: “In 1854, Smith & Wesson founders Horace Smith and Daniel Wesson patented their first lever gun. Honoring that historic milestone, the classic American lever gun is reborn as the Model 1854 Series, the first to incorporate the feel of Smith & Wesson’s revered large-frame revolvers, their smooth action and iconic craftsmanship.”
The all-new Model 1854 Series rifles are built with 19¼-inch barrels, are chambered in .44 Rem. Mag. and have a capacity of 9+1. The design blends the classic aesthetic of the American lever gun while incorporating modern enhancements. The Model 1854 has a paired synthetic black and stainless-steel finish across the stock, receiver, fore-end and barrel. Additional features include M-LOK slots in the fore-end, a 4¾-inch Picatinny base for mounting optics, a large loop lever and a flat-face trigger. In addition, these rifles incorporate a side loading gate, utilize side ejection and a removable mag tube for improved ease of unloading.
As for the Model 1854 Limited Edition, it shares the same feature set as the base model, but instead of the M-LOK capable fore-end, it boasts a classic high-grade satin walnut finish on both the stock and fore-end, along with a polished black PVD finish on the receiver and barrel.
Both rifles have an overall length of 36 inches, include a 11/16-24 threaded muzzle, and ship with an XS Sights adjustable ghost ring rear sight and gold bead front sight.
“Today, as we proudly unveil the Model 1854 Series, we embark on a journey that pays homage to this timeless design. Meticulously crafted, these rifles fuse the classic craftsmanship of the iconic lever-action with modern engineering to deliver a platform built on reliability and performance. Our new Model 1854 rifles are a nod to tradition and a testament to Smith & Wesson’s legacy as an American firearms manufacturer,” Smith & Wesson President and CEO Mark Smith said.
Smith & Wesson Model 1854 lever-action rifles are available now and have a MSRP of $1,279 and $3,499 (Limited-Edition). Go to smith-wesson.com.