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Offline Galloway

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Where did you buy your usfa?
« on: November 29, 2019, 04:50:40 pm »
I remember their old website and used to visit it often when they were still open. I always figured someday, but i never once found one in person. Just wondering where you guys all got yours, did they go through a distributor, were they all customs with waiting periods, or did you actually find them in a shop? Thanks

Offline The Pathfinder

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Re: Where did you buy your usfa?
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2019, 04:18:47 am »
MY first two, a pair of Rodeos, I ordered thru my LGS. Later found a Nettleton at the same LGS, and a Sheriffs Rodeo at a different LGS. The last pair Of Doug Turnbull DT serial numbered I custom ordered thru Turnbull. I remember seeing various other USFA guns locally and regret now not snapping up every one I ever saw.

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Re: Where did you buy your usfa?
« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2019, 08:01:46 am »
I bought my Doug Turnbull, and a late serial number 4 3/4 BP frame and a Custer Battlefield from Cabela's all used.  I purchased a Henry Nettleton new at what is now my LGS.  I had two others one a 3 1/2 In .45 from a gun show and the other a nickle .44-40 from a GS in Austin, TX.
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Re: Where did you buy your usfa?
« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2019, 05:48:19 pm »
I niver saw one in any LGS.

Only on line, and once at a show. No Touching Allowed.

slightly O.T.
In the other USFA threads, we have been discussing how they are basically
fluffed & buffed & prettified Ubertis...

I have to find out how much Turnbull would charge to spruce up a stock Uberti....
or if they would even consider making an Omni

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Re: Where did you buy your usfa?
« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2019, 06:46:39 am »
All of mine were used except for the Nettleton.  Sharpshooters in Lubbock, Texas had several new USFA's in the store in around 2008 give or take a year or two.  My daughter was going to school in Lubbock and I would go over there to kill time, while she and her mother did girl stuff.
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Re: Where did you buy your usfa?
« Reply #5 on: December 01, 2019, 01:23:23 pm »
My Custer Battlefield was purchased long after USFA went out of business. I got it off Gunbroker from a dealer. It was basically new in box but the box was missing the label. I have only seen one USPFA locally and no USFA. The USPFA I saw was seen about a year or two ago, it was a nickel .45 Colt with 7 1/2" barrel, I don't know if they had the box for it; the price was $1,500 and it sold rather quickly.

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Re: Where did you buy your usfa?
« Reply #6 on: December 01, 2019, 03:58:06 pm »
I've purchased my late production (all USA parts) black powder framed guns over the internet. Never seen one of those for sale locally so I had no choice. You have to be careful in my experience. I got taken to the cleaners on one attempted purchase so I've slowed down my buying. I've got enough to last as long as I'm gonna be shooting.

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Re: Where did you buy your usfa?
« Reply #7 on: December 01, 2019, 05:06:41 pm »
My Doug Turnbull was my first and I bought it direct from him. I bought my 45 Colt/45 ACP Premium and my 45 Colt Sheriff model at a local gun show. The rest I bought online from private parties and one from an online dealer. All were purchased just prior to the prices skyrocketing. Wish I would have found a Bisley during that time and still don't have a 7 1/2" revolver.
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Re: Where did you buy your usfa?
« Reply #8 on: December 02, 2019, 05:24:58 pm »
Gun broker,,It was listed as a colt reproduction,,$400 later and I was the winning bid.

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Re: Where did you buy your usfa?
« Reply #9 on: December 04, 2019, 06:57:22 pm »
I have the original paper work from Turnbull to the original owner.  It Shipped Feb 26,2008 4 3/4 Blue and Case BP Frame for $1200.  I paid less than a $1000 for it slightly used.
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Re: Where did you buy your usfa?
« Reply #10 on: December 05, 2019, 09:15:22 pm »
Ten Ring Precision San Antonio.  I got several from Alex