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    Production of Vaquero and Blackhawks

    Rcclark: I became a believer in the 45 acp revolver when I discovered how accurate they are, to begin with. Then the cost of things went up and I discovered 45acp brass with small pistol primers. I have LOTS of small pistol primers. Not so many of large pistol required for 45 Colt. NOW, with...
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    Production of Vaquero and Blackhawks

    Gun manufacturers do it for profit. So they build, using their existing work force, to built what is currently in demand. These days, it is plastic personal defense guns that are cheap to build and profitable to sell. We as consumers want variety but steel guns are probably less profitable than...
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    Anyone make a 5-shot, double action in 45 Colt?

    I have a Governor and they are 6 shot and on the X Frame. The Taurus versions are smaller and 5 shot but still huge. I like the Governor very much and it is handy for an “in the house” gun as I live in the woods and critters show up from time to time. (Biggest possum I have ever seen in my...
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    How about a MK II “snubbie?”

    I like it!!!!! THE MOST reliable 22 auto I have ever dealt with is the Ruger MK. I would buy one in a minute. Volquartsen makes a MKIV 3” that is very tempting but kind of pricey.
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    .32 H&R Magnum

    32 S&W Long is perfect for target shooting and superbly accurate. It is just about as expensive these days but you may find it here or there. 32 S&W (the short version) works also and 32 acp works for plinking ammo on most guns. (32 acp works well in single action shooting with every gun I have...
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    New Vaquero misfire issue

    I understand the desire for the SBH hammer. It has a lower and wider spur, and I have put them in a few of my guns over the years. But more than half required some reduction in that nose of the hammer that meets the frame to get full firing pin protrusion. He was trying to make his gun better...
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    REMINGTON 870 FIELDMASTER

    Bless those of you loaded with money,,,,,, 🤣🤣🤣
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    New Vaquero misfire issue

    Agree with hammer being the problem. It may be hitting the frame before applying full hit to transfer bar. I would not be too concerned about it being on one chamber only. Everything has tolerances that is mass manufactured and if a slight low spot on the cylinder happens where a slight too...
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    REMINGTON 870 FIELDMASTER

    I bought one of the new manufacture plain Jane models of 870. It has a plain wood stock and a matte finish so would be comparable to the Express I suppose. It has the short wood forend and so may be the “police” or security model. I noticed an improvement in the attachment of the shell latches...
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    ow much did you pay for your first Ruger 10/22 ?

    Bought my first one from a new dealer still working out of an office in a nursing home. I paid $100 total out the door. It was about 1972 or 73.
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    Difference between MK1 and MKII.

    Well, then,,,,, that is different.
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    Difference between MK1 and MKII.

    Well, on that, I agree with you. My favorite remains the 4 3/4” standard model with fixed sights in all the series variations. You may disagree but a 10 round magazine is better than a 9 round, and a slide lock on an empty magazine is better than not having one. No further comment on the MKIII...
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    Difference between MK1 and MKII.

    Actually YOU said that. I did not. I just said what I said. Not sure how you interpreted it, but whatever. Are you saying you are against gun manufacturers improving their products???
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    Difference between MK1 and MKII.

    Agree on your assessment. The MKIII was the gadget disaster. The MKIV is the solution to the take down issues that were never really issues unless one did not read the instructions. A second job (pretty much required to live on police pay) at local gun shop found so many problems with the MK...

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