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My $50 PUCARA

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Redlg155, Jul 16, 2003.

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  1. Redlg155

    Redlg155 Member

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    Fellow Shooters,


    A freind at work needed some cash and offered up a revolver for sale, which I bought for $50.00. The revolver is pretty stout for a .38 and seems reasonably well made. The trigger pull is heavy, but smooth. The hammer is also a transfer bar type instead of a floating firing pin.

    On the barrel (L) is stamped "Mod PUCARA 384 CAL.38 SPL"
    The right side has "IMPORTED BY CAI ST. ALB.VT"

    The frame is stamped " MADE BY REXIO" with "ARGENTINA" stamped directly below.

    Here is a pic.

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    Anyone know of or have one of these? I'm guessing the new price when they were imported was around the $150-$200 range. I may shoot her once or twice, then she becomes trading material! :D

    Good Shooting
    Red
     
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    Standing Wolf Member in memoriam

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    I've never heard of it, but its looks make me think of the old Volkswagen beetle: so homely you've just about got to like it.
     
  3. Dave R

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    Not familiar with this one. But most Argentinian small arms are pretty well made.
     
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    Ala Dan Member in memoriam

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    Hey RED-

    I'm also not familiar with this particular firearm; but
    the barrel at least reminds me of a Python!:uhoh: :D

    It's probably worth the $50 investment.

    Best Wishes,
    Ala Dan, N.R.A. Life Member
     
  5. 10-Ring

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    A buddy of mine has one that looks very similar...it shoots pretty well, the weight really helps absorb recoil. Fun gun for $50 ;)
     
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    I've seen these for sale in Shotgun News, but don't know anything about them. The proof is in the shooting. You could also contact Century Arms(they have a web site), maybe they could supply a manual. I'd be interested what they recommend as far as +P ammo.
     
  7. Redlg155

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    I'm almost definitely sure there won't be a problem with +P ammo. This thing is definitely beefy with a heavy cast frame.

    It really won't matter too much now since I was offered $100 and sold it to another buddy. :D

    That brings me $100 closer to a new stainless Ruger GP 100!

    Good Shooting
    Red
     
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