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Offline Marshall Matt Dillon

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Rodeo info
« on: March 18, 2021, 05:18:04 PM »
Rodeo with serial S600. How do i find year it was made and if usa or italian? Were there italian rodeo guns? I do not have gun in my possession.

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Re: Rodeo info
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2021, 06:13:05 PM »
Internet saying all rodeo guns after prefix C are USA. True?

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Re: Rodeo info
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2021, 06:17:48 PM »
Rodeo marked “colt and s&w special”  then off to the right marked with numbers 38.

Does that all mean 38 special?

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Re: Rodeo info
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2021, 06:23:50 PM »
I am looking for a pair of rodeos in 38 special to shoot in sass. What price range will they be in for excellent condition guns?
Stainless vs blue

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Re: Rodeo info
« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2021, 06:24:22 PM »
Tired of the newbie questions yet?

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Offline Buckaroo Lou

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Re: Rodeo info
« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2021, 09:41:22 PM »
I am pretty sure after the "C" prefix they are all USA. All Rodeo II's are USA parts guns.

To my knowledge USFA did not make a stainless single action.

I have seen all USA parts Rodeo's in very good to excellent condition on GB going for around $1500-$1800. Sometime more but seldom less.

Yes, "Colt and S&W Special" 38 is a .38 special.

All USFA Rodeo's are mat black and Rodeo II's are satin nickel.
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Offline Marshall Matt Dillon

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Re: Rodeo info
« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2021, 03:26:21 AM »

To my knowledge USFA did not make a stainless single action.

All USFA Rodeo's are mat black and Rodeo II's are satin nickel.

That is interesting info. I looked at a pair on gunbroker that the seller claims are stainless. They looked nickel to me in the pics. There were stains on both guns i ask about, and i questioned about them being nickel, not stainless. They told me they would take to local gunsmith to verify. A day later they came back and said the gunsmith agreed they were stainless and he could get the “water spots” off for $100.

i have backed off from purchasing them as the seller has NR for feedback and i swear they are nickel.

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Re: Rodeo info
« Reply #7 on: March 19, 2021, 01:54:20 PM »
As stated, USFA never made a stainless steel gun.  What you were probably looking at was an early (Italian parts) USFA model "China Camp," so named for a champion SASS shooter.  The China Camps were highly polished carbon steel that looked like stainless but without the stainless properties. 
As an aside, I would be wary of any gunsmith that couldn't tell the difference.
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Re: Rodeo info
« Reply #8 on: March 19, 2021, 02:05:18 PM »
As stated, USFA never made a stainless steel gun.
As an aside, I would be wary of any gunsmith that couldn't tell the difference.

They are nickel. I relooked at the pics. I already decided to pass from all the red flags i was seeing. Now i am not sure i even believe they took them to a gunsmith.

 

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