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Double action rifle?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by rockstar.esq, Jun 16, 2007.

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  1. rockstar.esq

    rockstar.esq Member

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    I was just wondering if there was such a thing? I've never fooled with revolving rifles but since they resemble SAA army's that out grew their pants, I figured they were probably single actions. I wonder specifically if in this age of tacticool where FN markets a handgun with "double strike" capacity if a rifle maker put that option in?
     
  2. HorseSoldier

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    Double strike is an overrated feature in a pistol, in my opinion. In my experience (which I admit is limited to maybe a half dozen bad rounds along the way), I've never had a round that failed to fire the first time go bang on subsequent attempts to fire it. Tap-Rack-Bang is a much better bet than trying to restrike a bad round (especially under stress, as the shooter is prone to just keep pulling the trigger repeatedly if the muscle memory is not there to do a TRB).

    Can't think of any rifles that incorporate a double strike capability, off the top of my head.
     
  3. rockstar.esq

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    Yeah I pretty much figured as much. Seems like an interesting side note to long guns in terms of how different they are to pistols. Back in the Black powder era, it wasn't uncommon for a pistols lockwork to be nearly identical to a rifle or a shotgun. It's interesting to see how different their developments ended up.
     
  4. Gewehr98

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    Custom jobs notwithstanding, there aren't many out there.

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  5. Vern Humphrey

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    Do you wear a wrist guard when using that riig?
     
  6. Gewehr98

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    No.

    It ain't a Colt-Root revolving rifle, nor is it a cylinder-gap killer .454 Casull. It's a Ruger .44 Magnum, and is actually quite pleasant to shoot. ;)
     
  7. SaMx

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    Gewehr, you have a lot of cool rifles.
     
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    That is awesome. I've always figured there must be a few custom DA and SA revolver carbines out there. You just confirmed it. Who makes builds them?
     
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    Apparently a Brazilian gun designer worked a DA trigger into an experimental military rifle in the 1980s, the LAPA FA-03.
     
  11. eldon519

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    It's not a rifle, but the Spectre M4 sub-machine gun is double-action with a decocker. It also has a quadruple stack 50-round magazine. I always thought it was a pretty cool gun.
     
  12. alucard0822

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    also not a rifle, but my dad has an old Sears Roebuck and co break action 20ga. It has a rebounding double action type external hammer. Its not cocked manually or when the action is opened, but just kind of sits in the front 1/4 of a slot that the hammer rides in, once a shell is chambered you simply pull the long and gritty trigger as the hammer comes back and drops, there is no single action type catch for manual cocking. He got it back in the 50's when he was a kid as a 12th birthday present from my grandfather who had it for some time at his shop (FFL dealer and gunsmith) so neither myself or my dad have any idea how old it is, and there are few markings internally or externally to tell a manufacturer, only the sears roebuck logo, and "20ga junior
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