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Any other Armi Jager owners?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Trent, Dec 6, 2010.

  1. Trent

    Trent Resident Wiseguy

    So, my Uncle, he's getting up there in years.. his son is (aghast) anti-gun in a big way, so he decides to unload all of his weapons, ammo, reloading supplies, etc on me unexpectedly a couple years ago. Among the stuff is an interesting revolver in 45 Colt, an Armi Jager. This particular piece is a 1960's era knock off of a Colt SAA. It's pretty, and functional, fun to shoot, accurate, and timed perfectly, although I'm a touch stand-offish about putting any serious loads through it, for obvious reasons.

    Any other Armi owners out there that have an SAA Replica?
  2. BCCL

    BCCL Well-Known Member

    Haven't seen that name in awhile.

    They were decent guns from what I recall, parts can be hard to find if something breaks.
  3. Carl N. Brown

    Carl N. Brown Well-Known Member

    (Wikipedia has an open reprint policy as long as source is cited.)

    The Armeria Nuova Jager website was not up last time I checked.

    The original "Dawn of the Dead" zombie movie had the National Guard armed with Armi Jager .22 lr M16s (watch the guy check his magazine in the heli-port scene). The .32 ACP Jager M16 replica was actually popular with security guards in countries that did not allow private possession of real military arms.

    Repair of an Armi Jager "Colt" western revolver should be done by a gunsmith familiar with the Colt: they are very close replicas but I never expect inch-to-metric to convert exactly.
  4. Trent

    Trent Resident Wiseguy

    Thanks for the info. I hadn't owned any revolvers until my Uncle gave these to me - just autos. It felt a little strange first time I went out and shot it but I have to admit, it's pretty fun. :)

    It didn't come with any ammo, but I picked up a box of 45 Colt casings off Midway and grabbed some 185gr projectiles I've been using for my 45 ACP's, and worked up a load. The 185gr SWC/ 10.5gr Unique loads I'm running through it now are very mellow, not much recoil, just kind of a soft "thump". Thinking it's a good starter gun to teach my boys with. Bit more thump than the 22 I've had them shooting for the last year, but not enough to scare them off or make them snatch the trigger from nerves.

    The parts availability thing is a little disconcerting, but I'm not relegating this one to a wall hanger any time soon.

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