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Greatest revolver made?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by WestKentucky, Oct 18, 2018.

  1. WestKentucky

    WestKentucky Member

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    If this isn’t one of the greatest revolvers ever made then it can’t be missing the mark by much. It certainly has the price tag of being one of the greatest revolvers ever made. I have not seen another gun similarly priced based on anything other than historical significance or ties to a famous person.

    It’s beautiful, but at 20k it makes a man wonder if it’s really 20 times as good as a production grade S&W.

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  2. Godsgunman

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    For that price the bullets shot through would have to be able to shoot around corners and hit the bull's-eye every time even with the shooters eyes closed with one hand tied behind his back.
     
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  3. cheygriz

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    Greatest revolver ever made???

    Colt Walker!:evil:
     
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  4. RealGun

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    I think greatness depends on an affordable price and one that is in the hands of many shooters. The cartridge intended has a lot to do with its regard as well. I am not inclined to give the nod to a smokeless cartridge based on black powder loading. I guess I would have to agree if one cited a 9mm Glock, say a 4" barrel.

    For revolvers, there aren't many that have no black powder heritage. That only really matters if a reloader can or cannot see a powder charge before placing a bullet and if he has to worry about whether the powder is forward or back within the excess space of the brass. Only one that comes to mind otherwise is maybe one of the match grade 22 rimfires.
     
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  6. 357 Terms

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    Lol....five cappy pics!!!! ?

    I've seen hundreds of GB auctions with MUCH more detailed pics.

    For the coin they are asking a professional photographer should be in order.

    Hell, there are a few dozen guys on this site that post better pics on this forum on a regular basis !
     
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    I too was disappointed in only 5 pictures for a 20K gun...
     
  9. Dave T

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    But will it sell for $20K? And if it sells anywhere close to that price odds are it will never fire a round of ammunition.

    Think I'll pass (LOL).

    Dave
     
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  10. Sistema1927

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    My 3" Kimber K6S is a better revolver, and less than a 20th of that price.
     
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  11. Vern Humphrey

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    Close. I'll go with the Colt New Service.
     
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  12. Gladius

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    I'd rather get a registered magnum...
     
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  13. cal44mag

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    Well, I consider the Freedom Arms 454 Casull the best revolver made.

    I'm talking presentation grade (I bought one in the 80's when the only grade available was presentation).

    The 454 Casull had no black powder heritage.

    And if you get tired of the cost and recoil of the 454 Casull, you can order add-on cylinders in 45 Colt and 45 ACP.
     
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  14. WestKentucky

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    I’m not sure what the materials or tolerances were in making this obscenely priced gun, but a plain korth is quite a gun. The grips on this one appear to be excellent.

    For 20 grand I don’t see it. For 5 grand I don’t see a regular korth....but if I win the lottery and need to blow some money I’m all over this...well maybe a k32, a registered magnum, a python, a cyclops, and a 5 grand regular korth.
     
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  15. George Dickel

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    If I was as rich as the Koch brothers or Bill Gates I wouldn't buy it, that thing is uglier than a fat plumbers butt crack.
     
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  16. bannockburn

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    Sorry but that Korth doesn't do a thing for me. I can think of at least a dozen other revolvers (and all considerably less expensive), I would rather have than that particular gun.
     
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    Yes. If one wants the most expensive the Korth is worth a look. If you desire the best performing, buy a Freedom Arms revolver.
     
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  18. Armored farmer

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    No thanks.
    I'll stick with the original.
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  19. jmorris

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    How do we judge greatest, is it matches won? Gun fights? Successful hunts?

    Maybe for looking at or bragging about how much you spent on it?

    Might fit the last two.
     
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  20. PapaG

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    Bull! Just plain bull. Python, original .357, Triple Lock, SAA, hell, there's dozens better than that thing.
     
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    That’s just a little silly...
     
  22. Michael Tinker Pearce

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    I am sure it is exquisitely made, but frankly it looks like a Python knock-off with a safety. For that kind of money I could get a python... and pay off my car loan. And my wife's student loan. And...
     
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    It’s not a Python knock off, action is totally different on a Korth. The design uses roller bearings for certain parts of the lockwork to reduce friction for example. The triggers are supposed to be fantastic out of the box, better than any other DA trigger according to Korth enthusiasts. Whole revolver made out of tool steel forgings or bar stock hardened to about 60 Rockwell. They are designed for a indefinite schedule of shooting full power .357 Magnum.

    Not sure what you are referring to as a safety, there isn’t one. The control by the hammer is the cylinder release location on the Korth Combat, and the button near the trigger guard allows the crane and cylinder to be pulled out of the frame with no tools. Some of the revolvers have an auxiliary 9mm cylinder fitted and that is how they are swapped out.

    Not sure if the Korth Combat is still in production, the National Standard is the newer model. As imported by Nighthawk Custom it is called the Mongoose, figure about $3600 for a basic revolver with a fitted 9mm cylinder being another $1K. At current Python prices, if you want one to shoot the Korth is a far better gun for less money. Even Grant Cunningham, Python tuner extraordinare, is on record stating the Korth is a great gun.



    http://www.grantcunningham.com/2016...vers-made-korth-is-finally-coming-to-the-u-s/

    When a guy like Cunningham says there’s literally nothing he wants to change or improve that should tell you something.
     
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  24. WheelGunMan

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    If that's one of the greatest revolvers ever made...why did they make ONLY ten?
     
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  25. Vern Humphrey

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    Because only ten people would agree it's one of the greatest revolvers? :)
     
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