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Old 05-13-2012, 04:42 PM   #1
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Just picked up this lil guy on a trade for a tec 22. Its a R.G. Model 31.

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Old 05-13-2012, 05:05 PM   #2
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I have heard all the good and bad about these ones, it is in great shape and seems to be one of the few semi well built ones

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true words here^^^i had an rg 22. that thing was horrid to shoot it would send shrapnel in every direction it is now locked away in a friends safe .
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I have witnesses too some of the horror stories about this brand most of the junkers were 22`s. The timings seems spot on inn this one and it locks up tight.I'm gonna go test fire it with caution tomorrow. If all goes well I might make it the back up to my 1911

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I have witnesses too some of the horror stories about this brand most of the junkers were 22`s. The timings seems spot on inn this one and it locks up tight.I'm gonna go test fire it with caution tomorrow. If all goes well I might make it the back up to my 1911
yah i never shot the 38.just be safe wear good protection intil your sure.
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Well, a lot of folks will tell you how bad it is, with ever having had one.

These were made by Rohm in West Germany, and frankly, are low dollar guns. Many of their guns had frames and outer barrels made of a zinc alloy. The 1968 Gun Control Act barred their import, so they started shipping parts here for assembly here. Value is about $100-$150, depending on condition. Company reverted to making blank guns/ gas pistols, so parts will be an issue.

While not a really high quality firearm, yours is perhaps one of the better of the RG revolvers. Would avoid any of the high end .38 Special ammo (no to +P ammo) The Winchester White Box ammo is a lighter loaded FMJ with about a 130 gr bullet.

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I'm with you c3 there are many gun snobs out there that since its not a main brand its junk. But that's there opinion.

I'm gonna run some federal lead heads through it.

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