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Good day:

I have a line on one of these.
Trying to decide to buy or not to buy.

I am interested in opinions from folks who shoot them.

Likes?  Dislikes?  Would you buy another one?

Thanks in advance

--Dawg

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Which model specifically?

 

I've owned GW2 Californians in .357 and .45 and loved them both; they have Navy Grip frames.

 

I've owned GW2 Alchemista 2s, that were great guns too, but didn't care for the Army grip frames.

 

 

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I to have a set of Californians and a set of alchemistas. I prefer the army grips. I love them and would buy them again in a instant. 

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My wife has been shooting a pair of 4-3/4” .357 GWII Californians since about the time they came out (maybe 15 years? can’t recall…).  Great shooters and never any problems.  Hers came with checkered wood grips.

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Love mine too, great shooter I got to match up my old smokewagon with the no safety features. Just about identical had them both shipped out for a color case job, blue screw package and action job just for the hell of it. It's on the right. IMG_0654.thumb.jpeg.7b5bf4b60667571d8abc9a501eaa1dba.jpeg

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Piettas are the best clone out there. Prices have not inflated as much as Rugers (which are not clones) over the years. 

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I've owned/shot four.  Worked on a bunch more.  "Worked on" is kind of a misnomer.  Other than a Main Spring change and cutting the Base Pin, I never found much to "work on."  The Pietta Great Western II is the best value for dollar on the market for SAs.

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Dawg,

 

I had to put shims under the cylinder bushings to take the slop out of the cylinder forward/back movement. Four shims, Brownells, .001”.

 

If you ease the hammer down, my gun caught on a bur. It never failed to fire at full cock. I just address the bar with a diamond file.

 

I like it.

 

Uriah

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