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« on: September 20, 2011, 04:04:48 pm »


Alex Hamilton, one of the largest, stocking USFA dealers and a huge supporter of USFA recently published this on his website:

September 16, 2011

About two dozen new, engraved and unique USFA single actions have been posted with a letter prefix. They could be the "last" of the excellent United States Firearms single actions available for all time.  If you have ever wanted to own one of the finest "American made" six-guns ever produced, don't hesitate, for this is probably going to be one of those, "I had the chance and should have listened moments" in the firearms industry!

http://tenring.com/FirearmsSingleActions.html#SP0021

This statement sounds rather ominous for USFA coming from one of their biggest dealers but time will tell for sure.

I hope it does not come to pass.

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« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2011, 05:41:47 pm »

Hmmmm... sound omenous ..then it might mean just the special prefix models mentioned...

But it does , add new meaning to .... "Lifetime Warranted" USFA Single Actions  Undecided

No company, no warranty....

hate to see it, but they priced themselves in the high end , and that hurt them.
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« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2011, 05:46:19 am »

Hmmmm... sound omenous ..them it might mean just the special prefix models mentioned...

But it does , add new meaning to .... "Lifetime Warranted" USFA Single Actions  Undecided

No company, no warranty....

hate to see it, but they priced themselves in the high end , and that hurt them.

Their prices didn't hurt them near as much as making cute multi-colored guns, knock off Taurus Judges, and promising guns that either were never made or they made so few of them that it didnt matter. 
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« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2011, 08:56:41 am »

Their prices didn't hurt them near as much as making cute multi-colored guns, knock off Taurus Judges, and promising guns that either were never made or they made so few of them that it didnt matter. 

Sad but true.
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« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2011, 10:33:03 am »

These are Doug Turnbull guns.  I spoke with the company (Turnbull Mfg) and these were sold to a distributor in FL a couple of years ago.  The distributor went out of business and Ten Ring purchased many of them.  You'll also see some on Gunbroker from a dealer in AZ.   I think the Ten Ring post on his website is somewhat misleading.
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« Reply #5 on: September 21, 2011, 10:54:20 am »

Their prices didn't hurt them near as much as making cute multi-colored guns, knock off Taurus Judges, and promising guns that either were never made or they made so few of them that it didnt matter. 

Perhaps,  but cost is a factor

to these "cute multi-colored guns, knock off Taurus Judges"   I just said NO !"

this was fopaw on their part "promising guns that either were never made"

As nice as the USFA's are, still pricing them in Custom Colt territory was a limited cash cow.
as for the Turnbull adding premium another limited cash cow.


I saw one of Turnbulls finishes on a Pietta, nice as it was @ $1350 BUCKS  Shocked sorry Turnbull is nice but not $1000 bucks nice.
 A local Gun shop has had it on consignment for quite some time....I expect it will either be pulled or sold to low offer...
less someone is the fool, PT Barnum spoke of...
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« Reply #6 on: September 21, 2011, 10:59:56 am »

Did they ever make any of the multi colored guns?  I know they were on their website but didn't these evolve into the "Shooting Master" in the all blue finish? 
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« Reply #7 on: September 21, 2011, 11:16:46 am »

Talked to Doug Donnely and he said USFA is not EVEN considering closing,,and as a matter of fact, ready to introduce new models even.

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« Reply #8 on: September 21, 2011, 12:39:42 pm »

Sure glad to hear they plan on staying in business.  But, introducing "new" models when they aren't even delivering what they already have advertised seems silly.
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« Reply #9 on: September 21, 2011, 12:45:20 pm »

Yea, it would seem wisest to stick with what go you there,,and just produce them in a more timely manner.
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« Reply #10 on: September 21, 2011, 12:56:02 pm »

Sure glad to hear they plan on staying in business.  But, introducing "new" models when they aren't even delivering what they already have advertised seems silly.

Yep !
More new models , one can't buy .... isn't that Merwin & Hulbert game plan ?

Clearly 10 Ring is trying to hit a marketing nerve with Their statement
"...They could be the "last" of the excellent United States Firearms single actions available for all time.  If you have ever wanted to own one of the finest "American made" six-guns ever produced, don't hesitate, for this is probably going to be one of those, "I had the chance and should have listened moments" in the firearms industry! "
Rather ranchy advertizing there 10 Rings !

Miss lead, or word it so it's mis interpted  Roll Eyes

" The ten lettered "A" through "J" USFA single actions are a special, one time offering. They were a special run made exclusively for Turnbull Restorations who does all the special bluing and color case hardening for USFA single actions.  I expect these stunning six-guns to sell rapidly.  When they are gone "there will be no more."
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« Reply #11 on: September 21, 2011, 03:25:20 pm »

As long as USFA still makes those fine Single Actions, I've got no complaints.
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« Reply #12 on: September 21, 2011, 10:33:22 pm »

It's amazing how everyone is always ready to jump on USFA and trash them, and darned if I can figure out why.  How about we encourage them instead of jumping on them every time they stub their toe a little?  They build a high quality product in America while so many of our guns for this sport are built overseas.

I have 3 revolvers and a Lightning and love them all.  I'll buy more in the future.  I'm glad they're willing to do a little experimentation with their product line.  I'd be first in line if they offered a shotgun or a rifle of some sort. 
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« Reply #13 on: September 21, 2011, 10:41:04 pm »

The USFA model 1873 Winchester rifle.............how kewl would THAT BE !!!!

No one, NO ONE, even compares in quality to USFA firearms.

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« Reply #14 on: September 22, 2011, 10:35:19 am »

Amen, Marshal Deadwood!
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« Reply #15 on: September 22, 2011, 11:16:00 am »

It's amazing how everyone is always ready to jump on USFA and trash them, and darned if I can figure out why.  How about we encourage them instead of jumping on them every time they stub their toe a little?  They build a high quality product in America while so many of our guns for this sport are built overseas.

I have 3 revolvers and a Lightning and love them all.  I'll buy more in the future.  I'm glad they're willing to do a little experimentation with their product line.  I'd be first in line if they offered a shotgun or a rifle of some sort. 

Actually few people, if anybody, "trashes" USFA products.  The criticism is over their poor customer relations and business practices.
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« Reply #16 on: September 22, 2011, 03:33:10 pm »

Good to see pards sticking up for USFA. Good on you.
So what if that Remington didn't happen.
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« Reply #17 on: September 22, 2011, 07:12:43 pm »

Pettifogger, I didn't say people were trashing USFA products.  I said they were quick to "jump on USFA and trash them" - i.e. trash the company.  I've had excellent customer service from them and love the products.  I see people on these forums very quick to pile on any negative report (such as the misleading comments from 10-ring).

Seems extremely counterproductive to me.  Constructive criticism is one thing, this goes beyond that to just carping.

Anyway, I've now vented and won't say any more on this topic.
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« Reply #18 on: September 22, 2011, 09:36:38 pm »

I wish USFA made every last gun I own.
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« Reply #19 on: September 23, 2011, 03:57:55 am »

I don't own a USFA, they look really nice. I hope I never get to the "last" gun I ever own.  Smiley WM
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« Reply #20 on: September 23, 2011, 05:51:17 am »

I have just the one.... an Italian based USPFA prototype of the Richards made for display at Shot 93.
Extremly nice and smooth shooter.

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« Reply #21 on: September 23, 2011, 09:00:59 am »

Actually few people, if anybody, "trashes" USFA products.  The criticism is over their poor customer relations and business practices.

You are correct sir. 
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« Reply #22 on: September 23, 2011, 10:48:56 pm »



I saw one of Turnbulls finishes on a Pietta, nice as it was @ $1350 BUCKS  Shocked sorry Turnbull is nice but not $1000 bucks nice.
 A local Gun shop has had it on consignment for quite some time....I expect it will either be pulled or sold to low offer...
less someone is the fool, PT Barnum spoke of...
Somebody is pulling someone's leg. I have a Turnbull Pietta (Great Western Custom II) with TruIvory grips. If you saw it lying on a table, you'd swear it was a USFA. I bought it online about a year ago for $500.
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« Reply #23 on: September 23, 2011, 11:12:02 pm »

I just went back and re-read that statement on the Ten-Ring website. It appears to me to have been edited from the original to now emphasize that it pertains only to this special run of Turnbull guns, not to USFA single actions in general .Whew !
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« Reply #24 on: September 23, 2011, 11:17:49 pm »

Somebody is pulling someone's leg. I have a Turnbull Pietta (Great Western Custom II) with TruIvory grips. If you saw it lying on a table, you'd swear it was a USFA. I bought it online about a year ago for $500.

Now that was a deal!  Kind of like paying for the Turnbull finish and the grips and getting a gun thrown in free.
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