Chaparral Arms


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Dithsoer
March 7, 2008, 04:32 AM
Has anyone ever heard of Chaparral Arms? They make nineteenth century reproductions of rifles similar to Uberti but seem to be cheaper. Anyone on this site ever own one? How do they compare to Uberti’s line of reproduction rifles? Specifically I was wondering about some of their Winchester copies. How does this manufacture rate in comparison to their price (i.e. worth the money)?

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foghornl
March 7, 2008, 08:44 AM
MKS Supply of Ohio is their "Parent Company"....Hi-Point and Charter Arms are 2 of their other brands.

Have a Shooting Budd that bought one of the 1873 Winchester Rifle "clones" in .357. Not as slick as the Marlin gun, but he says it shoots well and works flawlessly with all the ammo he has tried. He is looking for one of their SAA-style revolvers but hasn't found one yet.

Overall, his impression is "decent value for the $$$"

ceetee
March 7, 2008, 09:50 AM
From their website: (http://www.chaparralfirearms.com/about_Chaparral_Arms/about_Chaparral_Arms.html)




Chaparral Arms is a salute to the past—with recent roots. A few years back Nick Ecker, owner of Connecticut-based Charter Arms, got together with a small group of Italian companies already producing finished firearms and firearm parts. They began to explore the idea of producing Old West replica firearms for the American market. Eventually this idea developed into a new company—Chaparral Arms.

Just like in the USA, Italy has its own version of Gun Valley— a region where the noted Italian manufacturers have produced finely crafted firearms for generations. It is a region rich in gun-making tradition and talent. And it is here that Chaparral has set up shop.

Until now, Chaparral Arms have been sold exclusively in the European market, and have developed a strong following among European cowboy action shooters.

Now, to serve the North American market, Chaparral ships finished gun parts to Connecticut. Charter Arms’ craftsmen assemble the parts, apply an authentic oil finish, assure strict quality control, and test-fire each weapon.

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