Freedom Arms Model 83 .454 Casull Single Action Revolver

SOLD FOR: $2,750

WOA#:  WY240108RM004

Make: Freedom Arms

Model:  Model 83

Serial Number: PGD1

Year of Manufacture: Modern

Caliber: .454 Casull

Action Type:  Single Action Revolver with Side Loading Gate and Shrouded Ejector Rod.

Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “FREEDOM ARMS .454 CASULL / *FREEDOM, WYOMING U.S.A.*”.  The bottom of the frame is marked “PGD1”.  The left side of the frame has two patent numbers.

Barrel Length: 6.75” ported.

Sights / Optics: The front sight is a serrated blade with red insert pinned to the top of the barrel.  The top of the frame is mounted with scope rings.

Stock Configuration & Condition:  The grips are two piece smooth black synthetic.  There are some light handling marks.  There are some light scratches. There are no chips or cracks.  The grips are in Excellent overall condition.

Type of Finish: Stainless Steel

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bore is bright with sharp rifling. There is no visible erosion.  In this writer’s opinion the bore rates 9.5/10.

Overall Condition:  This revolver retains about 97% of its finish. The turn line is crisp and thin on the cylinder.  The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear.  There are some faint scratches on the barrel and frame.  Overall, this revolver rates in about Excellent condition.   The timing is excellent and the chambers have no perceptible play upon lockup.  There is some operation wear under the barrel from the ejector rod.

Mechanics: The action functions as intended. We did not fire this handgun. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements. Side Loading Gate.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories:  None.

Our Assessment:  The Freedom Arms Model 83 in .454 Casull is a premier single-action revolver known for its exceptional precision, durability, and power. Introduced by Freedom Arms in the early 1980s, this revolver was designed to chamber the .454 Casull cartridge, one of the most powerful handgun cartridges available at the time. The .454 Casull cartridge itself is renowned for its capability to take down large game and for use in big-game hunting, as well as for protection in areas where dangerous wildlife is a concern.

Crafted with meticulous attention to detail, the Model 83 features a stainless steel construction that ensures its longevity and resistance to harsh conditions. The revolver’s design emphasizes accuracy and safety, with a tight cylinder gap and precision engineering contributing to its reputation for unparalleled shooting performance. It comes equipped with adjustable sights for improved accuracy, and the ergonomic design of the grip aids in managing the significant recoil produced by the powerful .454 Casull rounds.

Freedom Arms’ commitment to quality is evident in every aspect of the Model 83, making it highly sought after by enthusiasts and collectors. Its robust construction and powerful chambering make it an ideal choice for hunters and outdoor adventurers who require a reliable and potent firearm. The Model 83’s blend of craftsmanship, power, and precision has cemented its status as a classic in the world of high-caliber revolvers.  Please see our photos and good luck on your bid! – L.S.

Freedom Arms Model 83 .454 Casull Single Action Revolver
Freedom Arms Model 83 .454 Casull Single Action Revolver