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  1. Interested in those 45 cal Rodeos but I'm thinking price

    is a bit high. I won't loball anyone but if there's any wiggle room

    what could you do shipped/insured to Dallas TX?

    my thanks either way

    DN

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    2. Dollar Bill Charlie

      Dollar Bill Charlie

      Dutch,

      I often see you commenting on Colt, USFA.  I have a question?

      What in your opinion are best single action revolvers

      Colt gen 3 older

      USFA 

      Standard MFG.

       

      Also on USFA how can you tell if manufactured in US or Uberti in Italy.

      Serial #'s etc.

    3. Dutch Nichols, SASS #6461

      Dutch Nichols, SASS #6461

      First I'm an old fart and God and my wife have been very good to me!!

      I have owned over 50 Colt SAA's and the same in USFA's.

      Early Gen3 guns are total junk in over 50% of the samples I've seen.

      Mid range Gen 3 starting after S30XXXA were the best until about 5 years ago when Colt

      started outsourcing most of their parts. You may have heard about 2 years back Colt

      was recalling them all due to frames cracking. You just  never know what you're getting with Colt!!

      Now I've been around USFA since the beginning knew and liked the owner and the GM was a terrific guy!!

      USFA started out as US PtFA US Patent firearms, then after Colt lawsuit changed to USFA. All USPFA and early

      USFA guns were all Uberti parts!!! Fitted and finished very highly but still soft  Italian steels.

      USFA wanted to make the BEST SAA in existence and they did.

      Rodeos with A and B prefix are all Italian parts. there were no C series and starting with D they were

      all 100% US made!! Their higher end guns starting AFTER 225XX and up are all 100% US made.

      There are NO finer SAA's than the latter USFA's.....PERIOD!!

       I am sorry to say I am bewildered how Standard is doing business. they gave a cpl gun writers guns to review then pulled the guns and threatened legal action against them?! They are  being made by several USFA employees?!

      I was on gunbroker and they showed 8 in stock so I always wanted a pair and jumped!  Then I found out there were NONE

      in stock and wait time was over 8 weeks. they were using my money to build the guns! In looking at past reviews there were

      several folks who bought then were ticked when they were told you have to wait. Why list guns in stock when you don't have them?? They received several F ratings. The few I have seen seemed nice but how many are they making, will there be parts ( SAA's tend to break things if you shoot them a bunch). Also  they state these are NOT to Colt specs they are to their specs! I called and asked will Uberti or Colt parts fit I was told no why would I need to know that!! That is the end of my story with them. Go on Gunbroker and see!! Also they get the same complaints about listing shotguns they don't have.

      Just an FYI Colt and Pietta parts will for the most part inter change as will Uberti and USFA.

       

      Sorry for rambling!!

    4. Dollar Bill Charlie

      Dollar Bill Charlie

      Thank you for your help and information.  I have 4 Rodeos 2 45 cal and 2 - 38's also purchased a cowboy.  I don't shoot them in SASS, but plink with the 38's and the Cowboy.   I wondered about the CH premium USFA's, but did not know anything about them ie, US made or Italian,  plus the cost was higher.  You had 3 for sale last year.  If you come across any in the future let me know.

      Thanks again.

      Dollar Bill - Charlie

       

  2. Back to the top. These are darn good revolvers...won many a match with these. Ned
  3. Thanks Cholla, I appreciate your response. Ned
  4. That’s kinda embarrassing, been wearing them wrong for many years...I wore them under my pants with boots not tucked in. Thanks for the information. Ned
  5. I shot classic cowboy. You could really shine them up, but I preferred to let them have an aged/worn look. Ned
  6. USFA Rodeos, 45 Colt, 4 3/4, with lowered hammers. Purchased originally from the great Jim Finch of Long Hunter Shooting Supply when he had a relationship with USFA. Rodeos were the entry level guns: Jim set these guns up to make them smooth, dependable shooters. The grips where manufactured by the master craftsmen, grip maker/gunsmith Joe Perkins, the wood used is ziricote. I have the original plastic grips. The price for the pair is $2500.
  7. These spurs are way too cool...sending them back up to the top.
  8. Jim, address information is in the PM . Ned
  9. Let’s send this back up to the top
  10. Lindholm Brother Spurs. The spurs were modeled after the spurs worn by the great American cowboy Viggo Mortensen in the film Hidalgo...the spurs were featured prominently in a scene in the movie. The straps were made by the legendary leather crafter Karla Van Horne. $450 for the spurs and straps.
  11. The belt loops are for 45colt, strong side, and lined. Ned
  12. Black hills leather rig, set up for 5 1/2 SAA’s. Hasn’t been used, purchased for a set of guns that I ended up not getting and has been hiding in the closet. Size 44, $170 Ned
  13. Ned, on the topic on my Youtube videos I posted the link to my reloading in small spaces video.

    hope it helps you.

    Mike

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