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Posted: August 21 2017 at 7:27pm | IP Logged Quote REM1875

Atavist wrote:
Great info Rem1875, thanks...
annoyingly
it's almost impossible to get your hands
on any of these replicas locally... one of
the local shops has a few cimarron 1873s
but that's it.. anything else is luck of
the draw catching it as/if it passes
through in the used cabinet.
Seems tacti-cool is the rage now and the
pistol cabinet is full of dozens of sub
models of every polymer semi-auto... the
problem is probably that we have a strong
"Practical Shooting" club that does the
whole totally impractical John Wick wanna
be training and very small SASS. Each to
their own it is what it is...I'll keep
checking weekly.


Atavist

See if ya can talk then into ordering an "Outlaw" 1875
or 1890- I recommend the nickel on these. Mine has
held up pretty well for over 40 years now and that's
with over 10,000 rounds ....
Then match it to the 1873 colt. It's the best way to
tell short of shooting them and/or buying a brace....
(the S&W top break 44s and 45s are usually about x2
the price but well worth it if ya like them)

I recommend against using anything they did not make
back then other than 357 and 44 mag and then I
recommend against them and the 45 colt in a colt
lightning pump rifle (the rossi disaster)
I strongly recommend against the 45 colt (LC) in a top
break S&W
There is a reason they didn't chamber those old "sure
to make money" rounds in those guns and they did spend
time and effort trying too

Or stop by if ya are near far North Texas.......

Si habla Marine .......

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Posted: August 21 2017 at 7:43pm | IP Logged Quote Atavist

Rem1875... I actually tried to talk a few of the shops here into ordering in some pistols for inventory... can't sell'em if you don't have'em... but while happy to order them for me to buy they didn't want to order anything that wasn't already sold...
just posted a bit earlier today that I finally found a few Cimarron's in a shop today... i like the look of the bird's head and was considering that .. but boy would it roll in the hand... my pinky was hanging off and the web of my palm didn't even contact the back strap...

I like to keep to as few calibers as possible so the 357 is definitely what I'm on the hunt for...
of the other three revolvers they had in one of them had a stiff action and the other had a problem with the sere in the final position. to get it to stay cocked in notch 4 you had to really make a concerted effort... i told them they should take both out of the case and send them back now... so at the moment i'm thinking the way to go is a Taylor tuned smokewagon... they are $590 on wholesalehunter right now, so can't beat the price and having a tuned action gives me a lot better confidence they will be good to go out of the box.

I've heard the Pedersolli version of the lightning is a lot better than the uberti, and other variants that came our first... ever handle one of them? as it goes, without being able to get my hands on one I'm hesitant to make the leap and am leaning towards one of the japanese built winchester 73s... handled one in the store the other day and the action was as good as my wifes Browning lever gun ... like ice on glass... come to find out they are made in the same factory (go figure)... as much as we like my wifes browning, however, and with the same action on a lever gun with an elevator for controlled feed of SWC it sure makes an easy sale.
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Posted: August 21 2017 at 9:29pm | IP Logged Quote REM1875

Atavist
You may be interested in this one from Davidsons - one
of 201 made.....
http://galleryofguns.com/genie/Default.aspx?
item=534250137
Great price Good people and warranty.
I got my WIN 38-40 and 32-20 take downs from them

On sale till the 25 Aug
I prefer the Marlin, Henry or next the Win 92

Too many danged parts on my 1873

Edited by REM1875 on August 21 2017 at 9:32pm


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