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1873 chiappa 22 revolver

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by Gunnerboy, Sep 16, 2011.

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  1. Gunnerboy

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    Does anyone own one of these ? how do they shoot? and are they of good quality?
     
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    They are cheap, cheap, cheap. Worse than Heritage if that's at all possible. At least the Rough Rider has a steel cylinder. The Chiappa is comprised almost entirely of pot metal.
     
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    Budget .22 SAA Revolvers

    The plastic grips and alloy cylinder give it a "cheap gun" look and feel, but as far as manufacturing quality goes, Chiappa has a pretty good reputation. The .22 SAA model is sold in the USA under the "Puma" or "Cimarron" brand names. For its intended purpose as a cheap .22 plinking pistol, it's certainly adequate. One drawback is it only comes in 4 3/4" barrel length, and I prefer something a bit longer for .22 Magnum use. If you go for the cheapest Cimarron .22LR model without the .22Mag cylinder, and want to upgrade later, the extra cylinder must be fitted an an authorized Chiappa Service Center; the .22 Mag cylinder is included with the EAA and Heritage .22s. With both cylinders included, prices seem comparable among the budget .22 single actions. The Chiappa-made Cimarron "Plinkerton" with both cylinders included lists at $185.14 from CTD, the EAA "Bounty Hunter" with both cylinders is $237.93, and the Heritage "Rough Rider" is $194.78 (six shot model).
    Also, it's an import, where the Heritage .22 is USA manufactured, if that makes a difference. I got the Heritage Rough Rider with the 6 1/2" barrel for myself, and I'm happy with it so far.
     
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    Thanks for the info i had a chiappa derringer but the thing had one barrel that wouldnt fire so i sent it back and they told me that the derringer was discontinued and that they would be sending me the 1873 revolver instead, so i was wondering on the quality.
     
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    Sounds like a good trade, the revolver is infinitely more useful than a 2-shot derringer that only shoots 1 shot. :D
     
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    If you want a 22 of the 1911 style try to fine a Browning 1911-22. They list at $600 and can be had for $525 to $550. My gunshop had a vancy engraved commerorative and knive, in a fancy wooden box, for $1150
     
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    I would love a 1911-22 but my wallet says otherwise, i paid 100$ for the derringer so getting a 22 revolver out of it, possibly with a 22 mag cylinder included im happy.
     
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