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Offline Buckaroo Lou

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Ultra rare "rainbow" gun set.
« on: November 15, 2019, 11:46:21 pm »
What caliber were these revolvers and how many sets were actually made?
« Last Edit: November 16, 2019, 12:14:33 am by Buckaroo Lou »
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Re: Ultra rare "rainbow" gun set.
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2019, 12:29:25 pm »
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Re: Ultra rare "rainbow" gun set.
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2019, 12:51:27 pm »
To the best of my knowledge, only one set was made and I can't, for the life of me, remember the caliber(s).  The intention, as I recall, was to produce camouflage finishes for hunters.
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Re: Ultra rare "rainbow" gun set.
« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2019, 12:56:48 pm »
Kinda neat, they don't even really look real.

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Re: Ultra rare "rainbow" gun set.
« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2019, 06:25:56 pm »
Capt. John, for some reason .30 carbine comes to my mind. Would that have been the caliber?
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Re: Ultra rare "rainbow" gun set.
« Reply #5 on: November 16, 2019, 09:57:39 pm »
Although I've seen that picture before I do not recall what caliber they were chambered for, or even if they were all the same. When I saw the picture the first time my thought was that it was a waste of perfectly good 7.5" SA revolvers. Can't say that opinion has changed with the passage of time.

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Re: Ultra rare "rainbow" gun set.
« Reply #6 on: November 16, 2019, 10:58:58 pm »
What caliber were these revolvers and how many sets were actually made?

I recall these ( actually that very photo )  were on an USFA info-gram in 2009

I recall just the one set however ----- I think the Tan  OD and Black oxide were on about additional 3 stand alone pieces.

The consciences was they might appeal to hunters ( if you used the search feature here on CAS City ) the comments are there .


They never sold a set or for that mater any particular one  , and I recall Don kept the set and later someone acquired them.

I believe the set was in 45  Colt ?.   
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Re: Ultra rare "rainbow" gun set.
« Reply #7 on: November 17, 2019, 01:30:49 pm »
Major 2, I tried the search feature but couldn't find the previous post about these revolvers. I was asked by an individual what caliber they were and couldn't remember so that is what prompted my original post. I too remember back some time ago these revolvers being discussed here on the forum.
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Re: Ultra rare "rainbow" gun set.
« Reply #8 on: November 18, 2019, 07:29:36 am »
They remind me of Ruger Wranglers with USFA grips on them.  One question.  WHY?

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Re: Ultra rare "rainbow" gun set.
« Reply #9 on: November 18, 2019, 08:35:45 am »
Possibly an attempt to balance out the Rodeo's lack of profitability? I would guess the Rainbow finish is cheaper to produce, akin to a Rodeo finish, but they were hoping to charge more for it.

I would think a Flattop Target or Shooting Master would make a better hunting gun. What is the Rainbow finish anyway? Cerrakote?

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Re: Ultra rare "rainbow" gun set.
« Reply #11 on: November 18, 2019, 01:28:53 pm »
If I came across one of these and could buy it cheap I?d refinish it with color case and blue! There?s no place for ugly SAA in my home.
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Re: Ultra rare "rainbow" gun set.
« Reply #12 on: November 18, 2019, 03:12:04 pm »
CC Griff, thanks for all the links and information. I believe you have found answers to what I was looking for.

Thanks to all for your replies to this thread. You guys are the best!
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