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Posted: October 19 2017 at 7:45am | IP Logged Quote Old Ranger



A year ago I bought this weapon and liked it then and today's thoughts on it is even better. Solid, robust, and strong are the first things that are often said about it. But here, in my little nitch in the world, it's accurate. Remarkably accurate. One six shot ragged hole @ 15yds off the top of a plastic coffee can on a workmate bench accurate. Hit the 10" iron plate at 50yds time after time accurate. Yeah, if I get a weapon, and after all reasonable efforts fail to shoot it accurately, it's gone! I simply will not keep a weapon that won't shoot straight. Many single actions have come and gone due to that edict. Yet the big Bounty Hunter remains at the top of my list for utmost accuracy and dependability. After a solid year of hundreds of rounds, some of sheer brutal magnum loads that left bruises behind, it's still tight and well timed. Lots of holster time and shooting has not worn or dulled it's finish. And the oil finished walnut one piece grip glows from the Ballistol worked into it.

Loading the Berry's Bullets plated .429" 240gr FP with a variety of powders and both Spl and Mag cases have proven to be a match made in shooter's heaven. With Universal powder and the plated bullets, my pistol is only slightly dusted up with carbon. No lead. And cleaning is über easy. And as always, accurate.

As we speak, I'm saving up for another Bounty Hunter with the same 4 1/2" barrel in blue but in .45Colt. May be a while, but I think I can keep occupied with my trusty sidekick, the 44, while I wait for the funds to accumulate. Like my old '56 S&W M&P 38 and the 1911A1.45ACP this Bounty Hunter is one that works.

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Posted: October 19 2017 at 11:13am | IP Logged Quote joed

Nice looking gun.    I've wanted a Colt in .45 but they are a little to
steep.    Maybe I need to look at these a little closer.

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Posted: October 19 2017 at 3:22pm | IP Logged Quote Old Ranger

These are under $500 and are really a good deal. Strong as Ft. Knox and safe too. Works like a Colt, but with a licensed Ruger transfer bar and frame mounted firing pin. Best of both worlds. If for some reason I was able to keep one pistol, the Bounty Hunter would be it. Even over the 1911A1. Now that's sayin' sumpin' for me as I really like my 45ACP shell shucker!

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Thanks for the writeup on the Bounty Hunter.   The Colt is to rich for
me.   I'd like one of these in .45 Colt and 4.5" barrel.    

I'll start looking.

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Do they have7.5 inch 357
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Yes, there is a 7.5" .357, I know because I was just on their site.
These seem like nicely made guns.

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Posted: October 21 2017 at 2:26pm | IP Logged Quote Paul B.

Joed. If you look long enough sometimes you fall into something nice.
A while back, about three years ago IIRC, give or take a month or two, I
was cruising a gun show and this guy had a 5.5" third generation Colt
Single action in .44 Spl. NIB, unfired and the cylinder never been
turned. Box all papers and hangtag to boot. I asked what he was
asking and he day $400. I can move pretty damn fast when I have to.
Gun sits in my safe still unfired. Have to do something about that.
Seriously though I have found Colt S.A.A.'s used in reasonably fair
shape most;y in the $500 to $600 range fairly easy. Two 7.5", a 4.75"
all in that range. The 4.75 looks a bit hard but was reworked for and
used in fast draw competition. Nasty hair trigger that took some getting
used to. My favorite of the bunch is that fast draw gun. it shoots where
it looks.
I do have one first generation Colt made in 1908. Paid $1,700 for it with
factory letter. Looks like it was rode hard and put away wet. Been
offered $2,000 for it so may let it go.
I do agree, prices for real Colt's, new or used do seem a bit out of line.
They are fun to shoot though.
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Bounty Hunter is German made isn't it?

No surprise about good quality then. Germans have proven they're pretty adept at making and using firearms...

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I did a little reading on that gun, German made and rated very high. I
had been thinking of picking up a Colt but good lord they're
expensive. This looks like a nice alternative.

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Posted: October 23 2017 at 4:11pm | IP Logged Quote beerd

They have a nice looking 22 rimfire too.
anyone know if is built on the same frame size as the center fires?
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Paul B. wrote:
Joed. If you look long enough sometimes you
fall into something nice.

Paul B.


When I lived in FL one of the gunshops I frequented would get
some interesting guns once in awhile.

I remember at one point he had some earlier Colts in .44-40, .32
something and .45 Colt, prices about $1600.   I passed only
because I knew nothing about them.

The owner talked me out of a S&W N frame that shot .38 Spl.   
Told me it's nothing but a .38 Spl on a large frame.   He said if I
wanted something old that was unique to buy the Colt Officers
Model Match that he was selling in .22 rf.   It was made in 1930,
the first year it was offered.   It's in the safe and I shoot it every
chance I get.

Looking back I wish I'd bought one of those Colt Single actions.

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beerd wrote:
They have a nice looking 22 rimfire too.
anyone know if is built on the same frame size as the center fires?
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Yes, I believe they are.

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Posted: November 03 2017 at 6:42pm | IP Logged Quote Atavist

Just wondering, how big is the 44mag bounty
hunter? As big as a blackhawk? Was handling
mine earlier today and I always hate how
bloody massive it is... would love if there
was a single action 44mag with plenty of
strength but a slightly smaller frame...   
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Posted: November 04 2017 at 8:41am | IP Logged Quote Old Ranger

Then this is it. Not as bulky as a Ruger. Handles like a
Colt. Best of both worlds...

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Awesome thanks wade, I think I'm going to
start putting aside for one.
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Posted: November 04 2017 at 10:07am | IP Logged Quote Old Ranger

Yeppers, I'm putting aside coin for my next one in
.45Colt. Love the .44mag model so much I'm going to get
one in 45. Not sure if I'll go with a blued frame or a
case hardened one... Maybe the CH model since the .44s
blued.

Spoke with my buds at the shop. Can get a Bounty Hunter
in the blue 4 1/2" for $429. All I'll need to do is give
em $75 TO start a layaway on it. See, I don't have the
money like all you guys here to just go buy one.... But
I'll get a Bounty Hunter in 45Colt soon enough.

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