Sierra .38 Special Revolver


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FLShooter
October 22, 2006, 08:15 PM
In particular, I am referring to a 3" six-shot .38 Special revolver, labeled Made in West Germany, and having a serial #24xxx, imported through Sportarms of Miami, FL. It is my understanding that it was made by Rohm Gesselschaft (RG). Acknowledging in advance that firearms bearing this marque are widely referrred to as a "Rotten Guns", is that perjorative term really deserved?

It locks up tightly with no cylinder play when performing the type of exam recommended by Jim March elsewhere on this forum. Admittedly, it is not close to being a S&W or Colt in fit and finish, but it is not an ugly gun either.

It isn't easy to get info on this particular gun. Any background info and/or recommendations other Forum members care to share would be appreciated.

MC

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Ron James
October 22, 2006, 08:31 PM
The Standard Catalog of Firearms list their later larger caliber firearms as " being of good quality". Never owned one, have fired the RG-10, that was a peice of junk. If you like it, it locks up tight and gos bang when you pull the trigger, what diffrents does it make what some one else thinks, shoot and enjoy. Life is too short to try and please others all the time.

ugaarguy
October 22, 2006, 08:33 PM
FLShooter welcome to THR. We had a thread asking a similar question abou RG revolvers pretty recently. The responses were not at all flattering. Here's a link so you can see for yourself. http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=228277

FLShooter
October 22, 2006, 08:44 PM
Thanks for the welcome and for the comments. I took a look at the link to the previous thread about RGs and I can assure you mine looks nothing like the gun in the photo by one poster. I will post a photo of mine tomorrow if that is helpful or informative.

I am looking forward to acquiring a much better quality gun in the near future. In the past, I've owned several fine revolvers and pistols, but sold them all except my S&W Model 34 Kit Gun which is a joy to shoot. The RG was a gift, so I'll keep it but not depend on it.

Regards to all who responded.

MC

Ron James
October 22, 2006, 10:50 PM
FLShooter, When you say Rohm and RG the first vision that comes to mind is the RG-10. This was a Zink metal starter gun that was converted to fire .22 Shorts. This and several other of their first guns were really junk. However from my research it seems they tried to clean up their act, even producing a .357 magnum. I remember the reports from the American Rifleman stating it was a solid gun. Just remember everyone has diffrent opinions, most of the times based on hearsay and nothing else. I've seen good posts on the early Charter Arms on this forum when in fact the reason the company failed was the lack of consistent quality control. Yes some of the guns worked, but too many of them were worst than anything Rhom put out. My advise is still to make your own mistakes and not worry about what others may think. Most of the opinions you will encounter are just that , opinions, and not based on any facts whatsome so ever.

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