I bought mine back in 1979, I was inspired by reading a Guns and Ammo Annual
article about Frederrick Russell Burnham, and later his book Scouting on Two Continents. Those his was in 44-40, mine in 45 LC. Mine came with a post front sight, shot too low, I had Behlert's install a higher one, been fine ever since. Yes, it's a good question as to why the Colt outsold the remington.