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Zacsquatch 01-18-2010 11:12 PM

Need/want info on old F.I.E rimfire wheelgun.
A buddy of mine at work has been down on his luck for the past few months. He loves to shoot his .308 so I traded him 120 rounds for an old .22 rimfire revolver he had gotten in a trade last year.

Barrel says Mod E-15 Cal 22 lr. Under the cylinder says F.I.E Miami, FL

I did a quick google at work and revealed this- GunsAmerica - FIE Model E 15 Buffalo Scout .22 LR single action revolver - FIE Pistols - Guns For Sale & Gun Auctions B"H

Looks to be the same as mine..

Can anyone guide to to a little more info.

I am very unfimiliar with wheelgun termonolgy so I am sorry.. The spring that is in the grip... It moves when you cock the hammer.. It is badly worn, and it only shoots because he wedged half a nickel inbetween it and the grip so it has a lil leverage to hold tension.

Thanks guys!

jpattersonnh 01-18-2010 11:58 PM

FIE was the importer. Most of those wheel guns come from Germany. Reviews are mixed. Finding a spring will be hard. You would be better off having one made at a metal shop. You could also see if the H&R 9xx series will fit. Most of those have no loading gate, so you need to remove the cylinder to load/unload. They sold for $90.00 new, 120.00 w/ .22lr and .22WMR cylinders.

majornerd 01-19-2010 02:17 AM

F.I.E. is Firearms Importer Exporter and they are the importer of the firearm.

I had one of those and I was more accurate if I threw the round at the target, but it is still a fun gun to shoot.

Mine was blued, and loose as could be. Parts were impossible to find, and you had to remove the cylinder to reload.

Would have been great if I could have found another one for sale, but I did not so I sold it.

I realize I did not add anything, but I kinda miss the gun, so I thought I would post (registered and everything, so this is my first post.)

Zacsquatch 01-19-2010 05:51 AM

Mine has a loading gate and shoots like the devil. I put 24 rounds threw it today. Was able to hit cans at 20 yards

wolfdog 01-19-2010 11:33 AM

I have a little FIE 22 and it shoots just fine.
Does your have a leaf or coil spring?

jpattersonnh 01-19-2010 01:06 PM

What do you know!! Here is the spring.
FIE | TEXAN, E15 | ITEM#78800C |

Zacsquatch 01-19-2010 03:41 PM

Sweet!! thanks,. just ordered one!

I am going to send it in to get reblued at some point here soon.

M14sRock 01-20-2010 03:08 AM

My first self bought handgun when I turned 16 was the FIE Buffalo Scout. My mom drove me to Big5 to do the paperwork on it and we found out it was going on sale a week later. From $69 to $59! The savings would cover a brick of ammo, so I decided to wait.

My buddy bought one too. His mom was a card carrying member of Handgun Control Incorporated, but did the DROS for him to get his (also 16). Great woman.

I still have mine 27 years later, though it has not been fired in many years. It has a loading gate, and a spare set of Colt walnut grips fit it just about perfectly.

KitWalker 02-15-2010 11:09 PM


Originally Posted by Zacsquatch (Post 215185)
Sweet!! thanks,. just ordered one!

I am going to send it in to get reblued at some point here soon.

I Just got one. It does not shoot. but I will sell for parts. Good spring and grips.

dragunovsks 02-15-2010 11:45 PM

My father-in-law has one of those, pretty good shooting little pistol.

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