Colt 1873 Single Action Revolvers (Reproductions)

Discussion in 'General Handgun Discussion' started by Boris, Apr 12, 2008.

  1. Boris

    Boris New Member

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    Gentlemen

    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..........:)
     
  2. npbwbass

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    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!
     

  3. Boris

    Boris New Member

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    Any suggestion on the manufacturer...Hartford etc?
     
  4. npbwbass

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    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.
     
  5. Zappa

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

    http://www.usfirearms.com/

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

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    Thanks, I checked them out.......
     
  7. DoubleAction

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    You can take a look at the Uberti

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    Or you can invest in a Colt and Galco Trailboss Holster

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  8. DoubleAction

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    I also Like The Ruger Vaqueros

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    John Bianchi makes some very nice leather

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  9. Boris

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    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?...........:)
     
  10. blackhawk45

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    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.