USA Firearms Corp. has announced that its Wildey Survivor pistol in .44 Auto Mag is now available for pre-order.
The Wildey Survivor is a gas-operated semi-automatic pistol that most will recognize as the gun used by Charles Bronson in the 1985 classic, “Death Wish 3.” In its current, updated form, the gun—the rights to which were purchased by USA Firearms Corp. in 2015—is available in .44 Auto Mag, .457 Wildey Magnum and .45 Winchester Magnum. All models come with either eight, 10 or 12-inch barrels. The barrels can also be purchased separately. In addition, the user has a choice of three different finishes: brushed stainless, matte stainless or high buff stainless. Here’s more on the Wildey Survivor, via USA Firearm Corp.’s website:
Wildey Survivor History
Our passion for guns lead us into the firearms industry where we met Wildey Moore. In 2015 we purchased the rights to his line of handguns, and have been using our wealth of experience and knowledge to build upon this classic design. With the release of the new and improved Survivor pistol, we continue on the tradition of hard work, ingenuity, and American craftsmanship that our family has upheld for over 70 years.
The Wildey Survivor was invented and sold by Wildey Moore. Starting sales in 1980, the Survivor was designed and sold for hunting. The large .475 caliber, long barrel, and patented recoil system, made it ideal for handgun hunting.
Sales of the gun took off after it was featured by Charles Bronson in the wildly popular Death Wish 3 movie. Bronson loved this gun and practically made it a character in the movie. To this day, people still ask for “the Bronson gun.” The Survivor truly is a classic.
The Survivor is a customizable gun which features multiple calibers, barrel lengths, and finishes. It is popular with hunters, backyard shooters, and collectors alike. Over the past year and a half, we have worked hard to bring the Survivor back into production, along with making improvements to the classic design. Upgrades include: Machining the slide from bar stock to make it stronger and more consistent; Adding a mating surface to the barrel for consistency in manufacturing; Matching the angle on the lock bar on the rear of the extension to reduce stress fractures; Fixing the cycling issue to improve reliability.
The Wildey Survivor is priced at $2,750, $2,900 and $3,000, depending on the barrel and finish chosen.
For more on USA Firearms Corp., visit usafirearmscorp.com. Watch the Wildey Survivor in “Death Wish 3” below.
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