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post #11 of 37 (permalink) Old 04-16-2015, 09:05 PM
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Don't this just set your mouth to waterin'!

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Go to the revolver section of Gunbroker or Autcionarms and put .45 Colt into the search box.

You will see what is out there as a reference.

If you want a wheel gun you have to go to the auto parts area.

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My next Blackhawk is probably gonna be one of these flat top .44 Specials, but I think you can find the LC for around the same price: http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/p...RD+44SP+5.5%22
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like bill said cheap and new gun of any brand doesn't work anymore. If it hasn't been suggested yet buy yourself a Blackhawk. Sometimes ive found deals on used ones. Especialy vaqueros that seem to sit longer because people that don't understand want adjustable sights.
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I think you need to forget about finding a "good and cheap" .45LC revolver. The Uberti guns are good but these days are far from cheap. Might as well go with the Ruger. Personally I don't trust Pietta guns based on a sample of one I owned. They aren't that much cheaper than the Uberti anyway.

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One day I'll set out my 45 Colts and take a "family" Pic...


I have a couple Uberties. A Mitchell, a Cimmeron, three US Patent firearms model "P" replicas. As well as a couple Rugers, one old three screw 7.5" and a new model Bisley all in 45 COLT. Of coarse a couple original Colt's too. ;D ;D ;D


I also have a couple Marlin rifles, a Cowboy long octagon barrel, and 1984 in 20" round and a 1894 LTD w 16" barrel.


Cheap is retaliative...you get what you pay for with cheap crap. Firearms, bought quality and priced right, have always been a good investment.


I agree with recommendation of Ruger in a hand gun. The Colt copies while usually more desirable because they are closer to the Colt of our TV/Movies are not as well built as the Ruger.


For a rifle, Rossi, Marlin, Henry, Winchester and now even Mossberg are offering levers.





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The 'New Model' Ruger Blackhawks are more of the Colt's Mdl P size and are my preference. If you plan to shoot high end loads consider getting the Bisley unless you have handled one and just dont like it; they soak up the recoil better. FWIW, I avoid shiny guns with fixed sights because the sights tend to be polished too and I cant get a good sight picture. If your model of choice is SS with adj. rear and has a pinned in front blade it is black and replaceable with, ta da, my preference, undercut target blade (because hits are always better than misses).
I suggest getting the convertible 45C/45ACP also, it is nice to have the option and the 45ACP is sweet, efficient cartridge in a revolver.

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Since there has been mention about old vs new; you might try to find an older model Blackhawk. I've found that the older models just function smoother than the new. If you have a few extra $$$'s to burn, find yourself a three screw model. These are getting rare, especially in 45 Colt, and generally cost a bit more. While the Rugers don't look as "pretty" or "authentic" as the replicas, they will last a lifetime and can take a beating and keep shooting well.
The only other revolvers I'd hold up to the strength of the Rugers would be very expensive revolvers such as the Freedom Arms or Magnum Research revolvers. If you're lucky, however, you might find an old Herters revolver on Gun Broker. These are heavy revolvers that are probably just as strong as the Rugers. I'm not quite sure if they made them in 45 Colt, but if you ever find one, the actions are very smooth. Believe it or not, if I had a nice Herters single action sitting next to a Ruger single action and had to make a choice, I might just pick the Herters. The biggest drawback would be parts availability.

Just a few extra thoughts beyond Blackhawk.
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Since there has been mention about old vs new; you might try to find an older model Blackhawk. I've found that the older models just function smoother than the new. If you have a few extra $$$'s to burn, find yourself a three screw model. These are getting rare, especially in 45 Colt, and generally cost a bit more. While the Rugers don't look as "pretty" or "authentic" as the replicas, they will last a lifetime and can take a beating and keep shooting well.
The only other revolvers I'd hold up to the strength of the Rugers would be very expensive revolvers such as the Freedom Arms or Magnum Research revolvers. If you're lucky, however, you might find an old Herters revolver on Gun Broker. These are heavy revolvers that are probably just as strong as the Rugers. I'm not quite sure if they made them in 45 Colt, but if you ever find one, the actions are very smooth. Believe it or not, if I had a nice Herters single action sitting next to a Ruger single action and had to make a choice, I might just pick the Herters. The biggest drawback would be parts availability.

Just a few extra thoughts beyond Blackhawk.
If I am not mistaken that herters was made by jp sauer and son. They were imported and sold under a few brands in the 60s and 70s. They are only safe with normal or light loads based on what I have read here and other places. I had the one I owned completely apart, I believe that info. There is little to no parts out there, that is why I got rid of the 44 I had. It was labelled as a hawes chief marshall and had jp sauer stamped on the barrel.
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There is a place for both in our holsters.

This is my Hawes Marshall, nice beater/truck gun/4wheeler gun. I traded into this one recently.



This is my 45 Ruger 45LC that's headed to David Clements for a little spit and polish.

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