Some Wyoming lawmakers are pushing to designate a powerful revolver made by a homegrown company as the official state firearm during the upcoming legislative session.
A bill pending for the session that begins in early January would name the Freedom Arms Model 83 revolver chambered in the extremely powerful .454 Casull cartridge as Wyoming’s official state gun. The high-end revolvers are made in a small factory in the western Wyoming town of Freedom.
Rep. Richard Cannady, R-Glenrock, is the bill’s main sponsor and runs a company that deals in shooting supplies. He said members of some local gun clubs approached him and other lawmakers asking them to designate a state gun.