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    Quote Originally Posted by WendyZXZ View Post
    That Herters looks and sounds like it is an interesting revolver and caliber!
    Yes Ma'am it can be.
    Ammo is not as hard as it looks but ,,,, it takes some sweat equity .
    There is a couple of ways to do it but my preferred method is a shortened 30-30case . After shortening and a skosh of reduction of rim diameter I just use 40/10mm dies to size and crimp. The .401 180gr.cast bullets are borrowed from the 38-40 pile.
    As far as pressures there is no reason not to use full on 41 mag loads but I don't. I keep it fairly mild as I have no need to reinvent the 41mag. A 180 grainer at 1100 -1200 fps. is plenty adequate and remains fun.



    from the left,357mag, 401powermag, 41 mag, 44spl.

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    While I'm at it here is another less common SA.
    U.S. Firearms. Abilene
    This one come from the first branch of the family tree that later spawned the Seville and El Dorado revolvers.
    This phase of Abilene manufacture was from about 1972 till about 1979 when Mossberg bought and eventually killed the brand.
    There was talk of lawsuits by Ruger over Transfer Bar design and a few company realignments so quite a history can be found.
    Some have said that this is what Ruger COULD have made ,,,,If Ruger had a custom shop.

    Seven & 1/2 inches of high polish ,un-fluted 44Mag goodness.

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    In a world rich with well made Italian clones of every firearm ever fielded in the early years. This one was over looked.
    Beretta (now the parent company of Uberti) launched only the "Stampede" under the Beretta banner.
    Well made and redesigned lock work including their unique design of a transfer bar. Although able to be carried fully loaded with 6 it did not sell well and soon perished on the vine.
    Made in all standard lengths and grip shapes . This one is the Sheriff length 3 1/2", Thunderer grip, with the beat to crap , trail worn finish. Truly a 45 colt belly gun deluxe.



    A certain grumpy fella ( well known around here) is known to appreciate and hoard these ,,,,,,,,,, and he don't like anything.
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    I've tried other SA's but they are all gone and my Colt's remain. To me a SA is a Colt SAA. But I do wish that I bought a S&W model of 2000 in 45 S&W.
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    Quote Originally Posted by needsmostuff View Post



    A certain grumpy fella ( well known around here) is known to appreciate and hoard these ,,,,,,,,,, and he don't like anything.

    Now maybe if you made me a purty set of grips like that for my favorite Stampede I might not be (quite) so grumpy...
    "He that hath no sword, let him sell his garment & buy one" Jesus - Luke 22:36

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    Another one of the semi-bizarre Herter's single actions has come to roost.
    This one has next to no use on it for a 53 year old gun.



    Grips are a tasteless strange chunk of flatsided plastic .To be replaced soon as possible . Sights are like an ugly version of a Ruger ,,,,, but welcome relief for old guy eyes.




    Germans enjoy stamping guns and this is no different. Proof marks , manufacture date is 1966 and the triangle shaped thingie shows manufacture by Sauer & Sohn.



    Lastly the barrel is marked 44 but not 44 magnum , which it is. And once again CALIBRE gives it euro flair.
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    I guess the most interesting single action I ever owned was a Colt 357 model. Apparently it was set up for slow fire target work!
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    Well I couldn't get a S&W model of 2000 so I opted for the uberti. Name:  DSCN0800.JPG
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Size:  103.1 KB It's an also ran but it had a long run 1870-1898 IIRC.

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    USFA Artillery Colt replica
    I'm Mr Bad Example, take a look at me.

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    It is in 357 Mag but is an also ran SA I just got JP Sauer and Sohn. Very nice shooter too.
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