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Offline Cheyenne Logan

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Anybody shoot Bisley's?
« on: February 13, 2024, 11:19:09 AM »
Anybody shoot Bisley's?? Turned two of mine into "Notta-Bisley" to play around with....

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Re: Anybody shoot Bisley's?
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2024, 09:31:36 AM »
I have always wanted one of these.  Are yours Colts or reproductions? How do they shoot compared to the SAA models?  I like the used but not abused finish on them.

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Re: Anybody shoot Bisley's?
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2024, 02:46:56 PM »
They are a pair of my Uberti SAA's, I changed out the grip frames and hammer/triggers for the Bisley style to play with this configuration to see if I liked it or not......much easier on the wallet than a new pair of shooters! ;)

I call them "Notta-Bisley" due to using the standard SAA frame......a local shop had a well used Colt in this configuration that I thought was neat.....Stembridge was famous for doing the opposite, using a Bisley frame with standard SAA grip frames.....in fact, the one used by none other than John Wayne in True Grit, was a Bisley main frame with SAA grip frame and parts, with the trigger guard being enlarged......I like the way they point and feel, and they are very accurate.

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Re: Anybody shoot Bisley's?
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2024, 04:36:31 PM »
I have a pair of Uberti's in 44-40, both with 4 3/4" barrels. They shoot well enough but since I don't use them on a more regular basis, I have yet to discover the best grip placement. Sometimes I'm high on the backstrap and other times right at the bottom.
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Re: Anybody shoot Bisley's?
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2024, 05:17:59 PM »
They are going to take some work and getting used to........getting the grip right is the biggest hurdle I think...

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Re: Anybody shoot Bisley's?
« Reply #5 on: May 02, 2024, 04:13:10 PM »
Cheyenne: Where did you get your aftermarket stocks (grips) for your Bisley's?

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Re: Anybody shoot Bisley's?
« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2024, 04:31:15 PM »

 :)  Some several Lustrum ago, I got this "itch" for Bisley's.  One of the Gal shooters at one of our three day matches was shooting Bisley's and I questioned her about them and she said "Here Ya Go" and handed me her pair to try.  Not onna bet.  I couldn't get 'em out of the holsters clean to shoot and just couldn't make 'em work.  They still look really good but not my cup-a-tea.  Durn It.  Best of luck with 'em.  They are really neat guns.

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Re: Anybody shoot Bisley's?
« Reply #7 on: May 04, 2024, 01:40:00 AM »
I am with Coffinmaker on this subject,
Got three of them over the last 30 years.
The first one was an Armi Jager in .357 Mag with 5,5" barrel and plain wooden grips, the 2nd one an Uberti in .45 Colt with 7,5" barrel and PU ivory grips custom fitted.
Finally, for three years til 2023 another Armi Jager in .44-40 with 5,5" barrel again, also a plain Jane version.
They all functioned alright and hit where they were supposed to hit using a Weaver stance.
But getting them out of the holstet is another story.
These Bisleys and I are just not made for each other.
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Re: Anybody shoot Bisley's?
« Reply #8 on: May 14, 2024, 03:46:36 PM »
Cheyenne: Where did you get your aftermarket stocks (grips) for your Bisley's?

I could use some help here Cheyenne Logan. Looking for aftermarket stocks for a Uberti Bisley I just picked up.  Any suggestions will be appreciated.

 

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