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Old 03-06-2013, 01:01 PM   #51
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I like the Rugers, but my favorite has to be one of the S&W #3/Schofield types like my Beretta Laramie:

They are fun to shoot, accurate, easier/quicker to reload.

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I like the Rugers, but my favorite has to be one of the S&W #3/Schofield types like my Beretta Laramie:

They are fun to shoot, accurate, easier/quicker to reload.
I've got a preference for the Schofield as well, but I still use my SAA's in cowboy action. I'm thinking about switching.
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Don't get discouraged searching for that old Colt. They are out there and you never know when one for the right price will turn up. Don't look at them like you would new Colts. Some people assume there's something wrong with them if they have that pewter look, but believe me when I say looks are deceiving and I shoot my 1891 vintage 45 using Ten-X BP ammo out to 80 yards with great accuracy. Don't ever settle for something you really don't want no matter how good the price may be. Ain't nothing like an old Colt.

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That is a Historical Foundation limited edition "Patton's Colt 45." It has like $2500 new I think. Lowerst I've seen it sell is about $1355

I thought about another brand, and the local shop has a Rugar Blackhawk with the .45acp and .45lc, He bought it, shot 25 rounds through it, then put it away. $500. Sound like a deal?
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S&W developed the number 3 Frame [large frame] handguns to handle the heavy rounds desired by the Russian military. S&W moved to the first Mdl. #3 DA handguns by 1880. S&W has to this day held first place in the DA handgun market. All others have left the market or they copy S&W designs.

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Mmmm that^^^ is also a nice gun. Mind if I ask the acquisition price? And what you pay for the BP ammo?
The Colt was owned by a Texas cowboy who also used it in the movies as an extra. He was my uncle's friend and I got it years ago with that 1940's rig with some dummy ammo and 5 in 1 movie blanks that are in the bullet loops for $700. I even bought his chaps.

I haven't purchased ammo from Ten-X for quite a while, cause a friend of mine reloads for me now if I need ammo. I even got 44-40 BP ammo from them and still have a few boxes left. Check out their website for current prices, but they were pretty reasonable when I dealt with them.
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I shoot my re-nickeled S&W DA, 6" barrel, 44Russian a lot. I've used Black Hills smokeless ammo, which I found to be accurate for years. I have another mint one that's a 1st year production with a 4"barrel that I wouldn't shoot. These guns can handle loaded down smokeless ammo where the BP Colts can't, due to their cast iron frames. I love the look of the break open models and they are fun to shoot.



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Any 19th century gun in shootable condition is going to be big bucks, especially in 45. Some 44-40s and others wont be as high. Remington, S&W also made some nice handguns at this time. If you are restricted by $, get replicas and you can find lever action rifles and revolvers that use the same caliber.

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The Colt was owned by a Texas cowboy who also used it in the movies as an extra. He was my uncle's friend and I got it years ago with that 1940's rig with some dummy ammo and 5 in 1 movie blanks that are in the bullet loops for $700. I even bought his chaps.

I haven't purchased ammo from Ten-X for quite a while, cause a friend of mine reloads for me now if I need ammo. I even got 44-40 BP ammo from them and still have a few boxes left. Check out their website for current prices, but they were pretty reasonable when I dealt with them.
Traditionally, I haven't been into the western thing. But, that is super cool, and sounds like a wicked good deal for all that stuff.
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S&W developed the number 3 Frame [large frame] handguns to handle the heavy rounds desired by the Russian military. S&W moved to the first Mdl. #3 DA handguns by 1880. S&W has to this day held first place in the DA handgun market. All others have left the market or they copy S&W designs.
I beg to differ with you there. The No.3 was first produced in .44 Rimfire, probably .44 Henry. When submitted to the Army (Around 1866 or so) the US Army rejected it, wanting a centerfire cartridge revolver. According to Roy Jinks, the gun was simply converted to center fire without changing chamber dimensions. This implies that the .44 Henry was the direct ancestor of the .44 S&W American cartridge. Not until 1872 did the .44 Russian cartridge appear.

Most credit the Russians with introducing the inside lubricated bullet, but Russian ammunition made into the 1890s was still outside lubricated. It appears UMC introduced the inside lubrication design.

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Sounds like you need a Ruger Vaquero.



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I like the off white on the third gun's handle, and the flushed lowered hammer for fast shooting.
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