Javascript DHTML Drop Down Menu Powered by dhtml-menu-builder.com
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?
January 18, 2018, 12:43:09 pm

Login with username, password and session length

Search:     Advanced search
* Home FlashChat Help Calendar Login Register
Currently there are 0 Users in the Cas City Chat Rooms!
Cas City Forum Hall & CAS-L  |  Special Interests - Groups & Societies  |  USFA CSS (Moderator: Capt. John Fitzgerald)  |  Topic: Latest USFA 0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic. « previous next »
Pages: [1] Go Down Print
Author Topic: Latest USFA  (Read 308 times)
Dave T
Top Active Citizen
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 156


« on: December 06, 2017, 01:28:28 pm »


Just recently acquired this Rodeo.



The interesting thing to me, and the reason I bought it was the caliber it is chambered for.



In case it isn't clear, here's a close up.



Another member started a thread about his 44 Special Rodeo a while back but this is the first 4-3/4" I've seen in this chambering. Although I'm a dedicated fan of the 45 Colt the 44 Spl isn't a bad alternative. (smile)

Dave
Logged
Buck Stinson
Top Active Citizen
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 628


WWW
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2017, 08:07:54 pm »

Very nice pistol in a great caliber.  I have a couple of 4 3/4", one in .44-40 and the other in .38-40.  These are two of the most accurate pistols I own. Even more so than my Colt revolvers.  Would like to fine a .38-40 or .44-40 in a 5 1/5".
Logged
Dave T
Top Active Citizen
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 156


« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2017, 11:11:48 am »

Buck,

In addition to preferring 45 Colt chamberings I also prefer the black powder framed models. But if one must have a cross pin frame I thought the 44 Special was the best vintage chambering, particularly for shooting smokeless powder. (smile)

Dave
Logged
Capt. John Fitzgerald
Deputy Marshal
Top Active Citizen
*
Online Online

Posts: 1013



« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2017, 04:01:44 pm »

Dave,
With nothing other to go on than the photos of the cylinder flutes, I would guess that yours is a "US" made gun.  More detail would be needed to confirm but that is a promising start!
Best thing about the Rodeo, aside from the price, is the potential for refinishing it into something that you really desire (see Yahoody's numerous posts/pictures to see what you can turn a Rodeo into).
Congratulations on your newest acquisition!
CJF
Logged

You can't change the wind, but you can always change your sails.
Dave T
Top Active Citizen
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 156


« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2017, 05:00:44 pm »

Capt'n,

The cylinder flutes, the fit of the loading gate to the frame, the Colt like up-sweep of the hammer and the vertical rear of the front sight all indicate "US Made" to me. Another more subtle indication for me is the shape and contour of the back strap and trigger guard. Every Italian replica I've handled (not that many) and the USFA gun that I had, made from Italian parts, all feel different in the hand than the 1st Gen Colts I used to own and shoot. The all US made USFA guns have the same feel in the hand as the 1st Gen Colt, as does this Rodeo.

That's my story and I'm stickin' to it. (smile)

Dave
Logged
Pages: [1] Go Up Print 
Cas City Forum Hall & CAS-L  |  Special Interests - Groups & Societies  |  USFA CSS (Moderator: Capt. John Fitzgerald)  |  Topic: Latest USFA « previous next »
Jump to:  

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.21 | SMF © 2015, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!
Page created in 0.058 seconds with 22 queries.