LA's Deputy .357 SA revolver


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qlajlu
August 22, 2006, 11:41 PM
When my father died, I inherited an SA revolver that looks just like my Ruger Single-six .22 on steroids. The name, "LA's Deputy" is stamped in the bottom of the hand grip. On the bottom of the barrel is stamped "Germany." Other than the serial number and the caliber (.375 Mag) there are no other identifying manufacturer's marks on the weapon.

I am not familiar with this "brand" of firearm and wonder if it is a cheap Ruger knockoff. Here is the Ruger Blackhawk (http://www.ruger-firearms.com/Firearms/FAProdResults?function=famid&famid=13&variation=50th%20Anniversary%20.44%20Magnum%20%22Flattop%22&bct=Yes&type=Revolver) and except for the Ruger Crest embedded in the grip, the adjustable rear sight, and different style ramp front sight this gun looks identical.

I have Googled for LA's Deputy and find no information online. Perhaps my various searches were worded wrong. I don't know.

Does anyone in this forum have any information on this manufacturer? Is it reputable?

I was surprised when I was given this gun because I had no idea my father had it nor where he got it since he was a rifle person. Also, I have not yet fired this gun because I want to know more about it first. I have already had to reinstall the ejection rod, so I am a little wary of it. I should add, though, that it feels good and cycles well. No play in the cylinder when cocked. Except for the unfortunate ejection rod malfunction, I rather like the gun.

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