My $50 PUCARA


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Redlg155
July 16, 2003, 11:44 AM
Fellow Shooters,


A freind at work needed some cash and offered up a revolver for sale, which I bought for $50.00. The revolver is pretty stout for a .38 and seems reasonably well made. The trigger pull is heavy, but smooth. The hammer is also a transfer bar type instead of a floating firing pin.

On the barrel (L) is stamped "Mod PUCARA 384 CAL.38 SPL"
The right side has "IMPORTED BY CAI ST. ALB.VT"

The frame is stamped " MADE BY REXIO" with "ARGENTINA" stamped directly below.

Here is a pic.

http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid69/pd59d9d8182b8b5b525cb22f9b1cea794/fba81085.jpg

Anyone know of or have one of these? I'm guessing the new price when they were imported was around the $150-$200 range. I may shoot her once or twice, then she becomes trading material! :D

Good Shooting
Red

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Standing Wolf
July 16, 2003, 10:10 PM
I've never heard of it, but its looks make me think of the old Volkswagen beetle: so homely you've just about got to like it.

Dave R
July 16, 2003, 10:23 PM
Not familiar with this one. But most Argentinian small arms are pretty well made.

Ala Dan
July 16, 2003, 10:48 PM
I'm also not familiar with this particular firearm; but
the barrel at least reminds me of a Python!:uhoh: :D

It's probably worth the $50 investment.

Best Wishes,
Ala Dan, N.R.A. Life Member

10-Ring
July 16, 2003, 11:26 PM
A buddy of mine has one that looks very similar...it shoots pretty well, the weight really helps absorb recoil. Fun gun for $50 ;)

RON in PA
July 17, 2003, 11:36 AM
I've seen these for sale in Shotgun News, but don't know anything about them. The proof is in the shooting. You could also contact Century Arms(they have a web site), maybe they could supply a manual. I'd be interested what they recommend as far as +P ammo.

Redlg155
July 18, 2003, 12:51 AM
I'm almost definitely sure there won't be a problem with +P ammo. This thing is definitely beefy with a heavy cast frame.

It really won't matter too much now since I was offered $100 and sold it to another buddy. :D

That brings me $100 closer to a new stainless Ruger GP 100!

Good Shooting
Red

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