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Re: "most historically accurate" revolver choice?
« Reply #25 on: December 27, 2019, 10:54:38 pm »
very few if any Single Action Army's were even available outside the Government issue in 73-75 .
In fact if one might had acquired one, it was probable it was sold (read stolen) by a trooper in search of profit , whom was quickly punished .
and the early SAA would be 7 1/2" 
It would be in the early 80's before they were offered shorter and available to the populist in any numbers.
Early on in the mid seventies the S&W #3 American  might be had.

 
« Last Edit: December 28, 2019, 06:12:48 pm by Major 2 »
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Re: "most historically accurate" revolver choice?
« Reply #26 on: December 28, 2019, 06:07:06 pm »
Excellent information.  If you don't mind, where did you find it?  I've looked everywhere I could think to find that info, including here.


WOW!,,I was just browsing  through google and went through a ton of sites...You can google "cost of COLT 1871 in 1871" and quora pops up showing the cost of the open top and then the Colt model p in 1873..Also google prices of guns in 1872 ,, Or check out THE PORTABLE PRESS site under "Where the money went " It gives prices and wages for 1860,,,from guns to groceries to slaves..,,also check out .www.guns.com/news/2012/12/13/the-cartridge-conversion-revolvers
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Re: "most historically accurate" revolver choice?
« Reply #27 on: December 28, 2019, 09:49:04 pm »

Tother thing to remember.  16 or 17 Bucks was a LOT of 1874 money.  Not many working folks could afford the cost of a "New" Colt.  Or a new S&W #3.  Conversions were the name of the game.  Converted 1851s and 1860s were the vast majority of side arms and there were bunches of folks who prefered and carried guns with "loose" ammunition right up to the turn of the century.  Choices abound.  Decisions, decisions, decisions.  Oh, and the Least common cartridges were 44-40 and 45 Colt.

If one really wants conversions that are very close to correct size and in appearance, conversions can be built for around 1500 to 2 Grand.  A little less picky and Uberti "ready mades" are far far cheaper.  Unfortunately, the Uberti "ready mades" require some serious TLC to be CAS ready.  For a Duffer, probably fine right out of the box.  Oh, and shorter barreled conversions are a modern iteration.  Factory converts were 7 1/2 or 8 inch barrels. 

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Re: "most historically accurate" revolver choice?
« Reply #28 on: December 28, 2019, 09:52:09 pm »
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