Quality of Tangfolio SA .22LR revo?


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MatthewVanitas
June 18, 2006, 03:27 AM
I've been shopping around for an inexpensive .22LR Peacemaker to put on loan at the UT Rifle and Pistol Club (our campus shooting range at UT Austin). I was kicking myself for having missed a neat little Hawes (Sauer) sixgun for $125, but then chanced upon a Tangfolio SA revo.

It seems pretty similar to several other inexpensive import .22LR sixguns, a little bit nicer than the Heritage Rough Rider and the like, though still has a silly safety switch on the left side of the frame. Action checked out okay, feels solid overall.

McBrides of Austin let me have it for $65 since it's for the UT club, so as long as it throws lead forward it can't be too bad. If it becomes a popular rental, we may use some student dues money to buy a Ruger Single Six down the road.

Does anyone have any experience with the Tangfolio single actions? Is the Hawes twice as good?

-MV

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PzGren
June 18, 2006, 08:18 AM
I had one with a .22 magnum extra cylinder. The gun worked but was not very accurate in either caliber. It's pretty much in the same category as a Heritage.

My advice would be to save your money and see if you can get a Ruger MkII or Browning Buckmark. Those are probably the best used gun deals for .22 handguns.

461
June 18, 2006, 12:53 PM
I had one several years ago just because it was too good of a deal to pass up. The gun was ok and I played with it for several months as a project, re-finished the grips, polished and cold-blued it, gave it a slick trigger, bottom line was it actually looked pretty good but never shot what you would call a group. I sold it for very little more than I paid for it to a friend who wanted a gun for his kids to mess with and I bought a Single-Six. The Single-Six is a real gun and in a very different category than the Tanfoglio. Someone told me once that these guns were marketed under several different names and manufactured in Germany by Weirauch (sp). True or not I couldn't say. Good luck on the gun, hope it shoots for you.

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