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Boris 04-12-2008 07:32 AM

Colt 1873 Single Action Revolvers (Reproductions)

I am preparing a shopping list of must have stuff as I am planning a trip to the US in the Fall. I fancy treating myself to a 4.75" Single Action army revolver, now I want the closest repro to the original I can get and perhaps you may be able to assist on the advice of calibre for reloading 45/44-40/38-40?

I also intend to get some leatherwork, perhaps El Paso, so I can get too sit in my office in France watching the TV shooting, the bad guys in black hats! I have also commissioned the Middleton Brothers in Sheffield (although retired) to build a bowie knife, it's going to be the coolist rig West of Rennes. Now I don't want you real cowboys out there taking the micky, it's the closest I'll ever get..........:)

npbwbass 04-13-2008 01:51 AM

Been awhile since I single actioned
Hi Boris,

I use the 44 40 in a Colt New Frontier. I find that the Hornady 240 grain lead bullet over 8.5 grains of Blue Dot shoot pretty good. You are in for a lot of fun with that project. Enjoy!

Boris 04-13-2008 07:15 AM

Any suggestion on the manufacturer...Hartford etc?

npbwbass 04-14-2008 03:57 PM

Colt custom shop
If money is not an issue then the Colt Custom Shop would be where I would go. I don't have any experience with other clone makers of the P frame Colt.

Zappa 04-16-2008 12:02 AM

From all I've read and seen on the subject, USFA is making the highest quality and most historically correct Colt SAA replicas.

Too bad they're not Mass. compliant...........:mad:

Boris 04-16-2008 11:59 AM

Thanks, I checked them out.......

DoubleAction 04-17-2008 08:27 AM

DoubleAction 04-17-2008 08:32 AM

Boris 04-18-2008 06:58 AM

Yes thanks for that, I am leaning toward Uberti, their qualitity has been consistantly good, and both Colt and Clint Eastwood can't both be wrong?...........:)

blackhawk45 04-18-2008 06:38 PM

Take a look at Cimarron F.A. they are made by Uberti. I just bought a Cimarron Thunderer in 45Colt,and this SA Revolver is Flawless.

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