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Remington 1875/1890 -vs- Colt SAA

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by nero45acp, Oct 2, 2004.

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  1. nero45acp

    nero45acp Member

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    Can anyone tell me how the Remington 1875 and 1890 models compare with the Colt SAA. By "compare" I mean how they handle/balance, sights, accuracy, durability and internals. Also, who currently produces the best quality reproduction Remingtons. Thanks.



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  2. MrMurphy

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    The 1875/1890 were essentially clones of the SAA except for the "sail" part under the ejector rod.

    Performance wise, they're about the same. Frank James I think it was preferred Remingtons over anything else, and said so in an interview, but the design is nearly identical.


    I think Navy Arms makes a replica, they have a very good reputation. Most of their guns are Pedersoli or Uberti (Italian made).
     
  3. Jim Watson

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    The advantage claimed by Remington is that the grip frame is integral with the receiver, six fewer screws than Colt to get loose. I think the Remington ejector is kind of hanging out in the breeze but have not used one enough to know how convenient it is. Grip shape, hammer reach, "balance" and other ergonomics are as personal as your boots. Try to shoot or at least handle one.

    The best built Remington repro is surely the Hartford Armory, but they are $1400! The rest are Uberti or Pietta and are the same luck of the draw quality as Italian Colt copies.
     
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    I have both a UBERTI 4 3/4 IN. COLT clone and a UBERTI Remington 1890 with 5 in. barrel. The feel of a firearm in your hand is an individual thing. A couple of observations though : 1. the Remington has a shorter cylinder, if you seat your bullets out , they may work in your 1873 but be too long for your 1890, REGULAR SEATING SEEMS TO BE FINE. 2. the hammer on a 1890 seems smaller than a 1873 colt. 3. the grip seems a slight bit smaller and to be a little longer in reach on a 1890 than a 1873 colt, for me it makes thumbing the smaller hammer easier. 4. 1890's fit in colt holsters of the same or similar barrel lengths. 5. everyone has a Colt or copy , not as many have Remington or copies. I am quite happy with my UBERTI 1890 copy. But you are the one who has to be happy with what you get, so when you go to the gun shop try the feel of both, if you get a chance to shoot both so much the better. GOOD LUCK.
     
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    It is my contention that the SAA is more of a Remington clone than vice versa.
    I think Colt copied the topstrap idea from the '58 Remington.
     
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    Don't forget the Root Colts and the Colt revolving rifles. They all had top straps.
     
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    Excellent point.
     
  8. Bill B.

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    I had a pair of the Uberti Remingtons in 44/40 with the 7 1/2 inch barrels and can say that they were some of the most accurate SA's I have ever shot. Balance was superb! They are very sweet pistols!

    On the Colt I prefer the 5 1/2 barrel for balance over the 7 1/2.

    I like them both but all Remington's I have shot have been shooters. Not all the Colt repo's I have shot have been :( . My Colt is the real thing and it was worth the price difference to me anyway ........ ;) .
     
  9. Tom C.

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    The Hartford repro 1875 and 1890 Remingtons have a longer cylinder than the originals. They are about the same strength as the Ruger Blackhawks. They will take the 45 Colt +P loads, and will be made in .44 mag soon, if it isn't available yet.
    Grip frame back strap is a little straighter, a little like the Ruger Bisley. May help in roll control. Really comes under the heading of personal preference.
     
  10. nero45acp

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    Anyone have a link/web address for Hartford Armory? I did a search for them but all I got was an "old" web address. Thanks.



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    This address worked a few days ago: http://www.hartfordarmory.com but something screwy is going on: I got redirected nowhere twice.
     
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