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Buckaroo Lou:
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.

Marshall Matt Dillon:

--- Quote from: Buckaroo Lou on March 18, 2021, 09:41:22 PM ---
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.

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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.

Capt. John Fitzgerald:
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.

Marshall Matt Dillon:

--- Quote from: Capt. John Fitzgerald on March 19, 2021, 01:54:20 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.

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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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