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What is the lightest weight revolver regular size for 38 special less than 5 inch new cowboy gun on the market?

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3 1/2" New Sheriff's model Uberti, I would think.  Don't believe Pietta makes one shorter than 4 3/4".  A Pietta and Uberti 4 3/4" will weigh about the same.

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Most are going to be 4-3/4" barrels, and weights will be within an ounce or two.  Not much perceivable difference.  You'd be better off fondling the different models and makers to see which one feels best in your hand rather than fretting over an ounce or two of weight.  Besides that, less weight in the gun generally equals more perceivable recoil.  But, YMMV.

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Ruger new vaquero Montado stainless steel 357 mag with 3 1/2 in barrel with plow Handle or  Birdshead grip frame

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So it's not the Colt Walker then?

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32 minutes ago, Catlow4697 said:

Ruger new vaquero Montado stainless steel 357 mag with 3 1/2 in barrel with plow Handle or  Birdshead grip frame

 

.45 is even lighter :D

 

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13 minutes ago, Tyrel Cody said:

 

.45 is even lighter :D

 

 

Until you load it... :D

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3 minutes ago, Grizzly Dave said:

 

Until you load it... :D

 

Depends on what you load it with ;)

 

135gr Barnstormer or 140gr Round ball ain't much heaver :D

 

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13 minutes ago, Tyrel Cody said:

 

Depends on what you load it with ;)

 

135gr Barnstormer or 140gr Round ball ain't much heaver :D

 

 

Yeah, but if'n yer shootin' 45s, most self respecting manly cowboys are gonna want something heavier than those.... :D

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3 minutes ago, Grizzly Dave said:

 

Yeah, but if'n yer shootin' 45s, most self respecting manly cowboys are gonna want something heavier than those.... :D

 

I can pee farther... :lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:

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5 minutes ago, Tyrel Cody said:

 

I can pee farther... :lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:

 

Wait til yer my age and see if you can still say that.... :D

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31 minutes ago, Tyrel Cody said:

 

I can pee farther... :lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:

I pee more often now

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1 minute ago, Catlow4697 said:

I pee more often now

 

You and me both.

 

Grumpy old man rule number 1, never pass up a chance to pee.

 

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Most likely the lightest are going to be Open Top Conversions.

 

 

Taylors has them listed as weighing 2.35 lbs while the 1873 Cattleman is listed as 2.45 lbs

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Uberti, Pietta and Ruger ALL make SA with 3 1/2 inch barrels.  The individual weight will be listed on the importers web pages.  Cimarron, Taylors and EMF. 

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1 hour ago, Sedalia Dave said:

Most likely the lightest are going to be Open Top Conversions.

 

 

Taylors has them listed as weighing 2.35 lbs while the 1873 Cattleman is listed as 2.45 lbs

 

A whopping 1.6 ounces difference.

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13 minutes ago, Marshal Hangtree said:

 

A whopping 1.6 ounces difference.

 

Well he did ask for the lightest full size frame 38s. :lol:

 

If he went with the P jrs he could go even lighter. They only weigh 1.8 Lbs. A savings of an additional 8.8 ounces. ;)

 

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26 minutes ago, Sedalia Dave said:

 

Well he did ask for the lightest full size frame 38s. :lol:

 

If he went with the P jrs he could go even lighter. They only weigh 1.8 Lbs. A savings of an additional 8.8 ounces;)

 

 

Now that would be a significant savings in weight.

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5 hours ago, Grizzly Dave said:

 

Wait til yer my age and see if you can still say that.... :D


I do understand that...
But, prostate cancer cured that.
I can pee like a 20 year old again...

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Going to shift the discussion. 

 

Why do you want a light weight revolver?  Felt recoil will be higher.  The lightest guns will be in 45 Colt.  The hole is bigger so there's less metal weight.  However, the weight of the cartridge adds up.

 

 

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6 hours ago, El Hombre Sin Nombre said:

So it's not the Colt Walker then?

No!  He said .38 not a 105mm howitzer! :P

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48 minutes ago, German Jim said:

No!  He said .38 not a 105mm howitzer! :P

Don’t worry. I’ll bring it to the next shoot. Two walkers gunfighter makes for a long day

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6 minutes ago, El Hombre Sin Nombre said:

Don’t worry. I’ll bring it to the next shoot. Two walkers gunfighter makes for a long day

I'd like to see that, but I probably won't be there.  You must have some strong arms!

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1 hour ago, German Jim said:

I'd like to see that, but I probably won't be there.  You must have some strong arms!

Only after I eat my spinach. 

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Nah.  lightest are my 3 1/2 inch barrel Pietta .44 Snubbie 51 Navys.  Closely followed by my 3 1/2 inch barrel Pietta 36 Snubbie 51 Navys :P

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Howdy,

Its too bad so few actual weights are listed.

The early ruger blackhawks had a good bit of light alloy.

I guess that would violate the 'new' part but those

are great little cowboy guns and not real heavy.

Also widely available and not too expensive......

Some were coltified before the new ruger vaqueros showed up.

Light alloy parts from old rugers might go on new vaqueros to give a 

lightweight durable match revolver.

Best

CR

 

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Take Ruger NVs put aluminum ejector rod housings and gripframes on them. That will get them a bit lighter.

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On 6/5/2019 at 1:26 PM, nunnfaster, SASS #51021 said:

What is the lightest weight revolver regular size for 38 special less than 5 inch new cowboy gun on the market?

 

If by regular size you mean main match legal gun, not just another SAA then I would look to the 1851 Richards-Mason  1851 Conversion

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