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Cabela's New Catalog

Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by WALKERs210, Jan 15, 2011.

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  1. WALKERs210

    WALKERs210 Member

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    Got 2011 Catalog in today, finally pried it out of the wife's hands. On page 108 they list a 150th Anniversary 1860 Colt, on the rebated cylinder it has in Gold inlay(??) crossed saber's and on the frame just at the point barrel is inserted. Must be new new because on their Web site can't even find it anywhere even used their cat.# in search. Guess when it does come available my other Dragoons will have to wait.
     
  2. Foto Joe

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    Post the link when it hits their web site. I've been told that I can't buy another gun until April and April is right around the corner!! The '60's are the purtiest guns that Colt's made in my opinion.
     
  3. Tommygunn

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    Ordered it this past friday! 1860s ARE nice! ;-)
     
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  4. WALKERs210

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    As soon as they post it on the web site I will do my best to get it here ASAP. My wife is the one that saw it first, hope she don't think it's for her. The catalog item number is XM 21-7653 and yes the 60's are great. I would have one now but KWHI43 just had to talk me into taking his Dragoon.. (still very happy with it)
     
  5. Foto Joe

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    Alas, Cabelas web site doesn't recognize XM 21-7653 yet. Not that it matters, it isn't April yet. I'm still not sure where the April restriction came from though. The last time she asked me not to get another gun until a certain time, the Walker arrived on that date.

    Nothing wrong with having to limp alone with a lowly Dragoon though. You didn't get a wrong steer on that one at all.
     
  6. WALKERs210

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    Scanned picture

    Scanned the page in catalog showing the 1860, will give a half way decent view of it.
     
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  7. junkman_01

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    Do you really think those two little cavalry emblems are worth $129? I do not.
     
  8. WALKERs210

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    Depends if they are gold inlays or not. With the price of gold hovering around $1400 an oz. just might be. But not to me its not
     
  9. arcticap

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    At Cain's Outdoors, the regular price of a Traditions Pietta 1860 is $255.35 plus shipping.

    http://www.cainsoutdoor.com/shop/item.asp?item=18296

    And even the regular price of an 1860 at Cabela's is not $199.99 but rather is $269.99, which represents $70 of the $129 price difference for the commemorative.

    http://www.cabelas.com/product/Shoo...GORY_SEQ_104503680?WTz_l=SBC%3BMMcat104792580

    The buyers are the ones that need to pay the costs for setting up the special gold artwork for the commemorative model. And who knows how many of those are even being made from which the pro-rated costs would need to be recovered.

    Cabela's also offers reward "discount" points just for using their credit card. And it's understood that they do charge more for certain models like the Uberti Walker to offset some of their promotional discounts like periodic free shipping, a liberal return policy, and catalog printings and mailings. If folks use their accumulated reward points to purchase an 1860 commemorative then the price difference may not be $129 in the end anyway. That's just a reflection of Cabela's actual discounting that can be realized through their customer loyalty program.
    If someone really is a loyal Cabela's credit card user then they'll be able buy one of the limited number of 1860 commemoratives for much less than $329 because Cabela's gives away so many points virtually for free. :)
     
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    ...and on top of that , the gold decorations look terrible.
     
  11. Tommygunn

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    :scrutiny::scrutiny:
     
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    Sometimes those unique features can really grow on a person over time. Sort of like car styling. After a while some of the initially ugly ones grow to become very pretty indeed! :)
     
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    unlike some, I would shoot the bejaysus out of that revolver....even if it's not a Remington.
     
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    Had a friend, many years ago that got a great deal on a 44 SBH with gold inlays, a truely beautiful gun, til he ran about 1/2 box of bullets through it, then it was kinda half gold inlay.
     
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    I'd rather pay $199 and get the 1860 Army w/o the gold inlay and shoot the bejeezus out of it! Or, save up and get the LeMat. While I know that the LeMat has some issues, it's such a unique weapon and one that would really spice up my collection.
     
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    Well, the Anniversary Issue 1860 arrived today. It is actually a pretty nice gun.
    On the left side of the barrel it says "1860-2010 150th Anniversary" and it has the crossed sabers. They also appear on the right side of the barrel.
    The cylinder also has the crossed saber on both sides. Above the sabers is "1860" and below is "2010." They are so arranged that both read right side up at the same time, thus if you cycle the cylinder three times both will be upside down. Because of these emblems the cylinder has no engraved scene on it; it is shiny black and smooth.
    I should also note that because of the gold enbossing on the left side of the barrel, the usual engraved "BLACK POWDER ONLY .44 CAL." has been moved to the bottom of the barrel where it is of course hidden by the loading lever -- where it always SHOULD have been.
    Nice gun. I will not be shooting this gun as I have other 1860s for that; this will be a wall-hanger!;):D
     
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    The desciption sounds like they intentionally left out some details about the gold overlay so that there would be a pleasant surprise for the lucky buyers.
    Tommygunn, I'm really thrilled to hear that you're pleased with it.
    If possible can you post any photos....pretty please? :)
     
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    Okay .... let's see if this works ....
     
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    Hey! I actually did it!
    Sorry the pic quality isn't great. The camera is a really old one and has knobs, switches, buttons and gizmos stuck all over it. I'm lucky I can actually find the one that makes it snap a picture ..... ;-)
     
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    Here's your picture Tommygunn with a little help. Hope you don't mind.

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  21. Foto Joe

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    Here's my take on this "Shoot/Don't Shoot" issue with this gun. Shooting it would be strictly a personal preference, but here's something else to consider...

    Colt obviously isn't the manufacturer of this gun right? So I think it was pretty astute of Pietta (I'm assuming they are the manufacturer) to do this. Think about it, this gun is bound to become quite a bit more rare than the plain ones eventually.
     
  22. BHP FAN

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    that's pretty sweet.
     
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    Tommygunn,
    Now that I see your picture of it, I have to admit it looks good! I guess I was a little hasty just seeing the catalog picture. Best of luck with it and enjoy it.
     
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    kwhi43@kc.rr.com; Thank you for improving and reposting the picture. Someday I will learn how to use the program I have on my computer for that, but I rarely if ever do any photography at this point.
     
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