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Rough Rider Rancher Revolving Rifle

Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by Malachi Leviticus Blue, Nov 28, 2019.

  1. Malachi Leviticus Blue

    Malachi Leviticus Blue Member

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    OK, I know this isn't exactly a black powder rifle per se, but it is a low cost alternative to the 1858 revolving rifle I would like to have if they didn't cost so much.

    I am so tempted to buy this, but I don't think I'm going to.
    I know there are some folks that frequent this forum that have drooled over a revolving rifle and who might be interested in this one on sale at Kentucky Gun Co.
    Besides you could load it up with old school Black Powder 22 cartridges and have some real fun.

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    http://images.kygunco.com/Black_Friday/2019/Black_Friday_2019.pdf

    They say that sale prices start at 8:00AM EST Black Friday.
     
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    Do you have a link? I find no mention on a Google search.
     
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    I my have to try one of these.
     
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    Thank you! I have always wanted a Kirst .22 conversion cylinder/short barrel insert for one of my Pietta 1851 Navies but I just can't justify the cost.

    The rifle looks like a nice gun, but I know nothing of Heritage Guns.

    Jim
     
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    Their rimfire pistols are based on the old Colt/FIE zamac design and use pressed and pinned barrels. There have been reports of broken springs, bad timing, and cylinders and charge holes off center- though they have a good warranty and CS.

    If the quality of the rifle is just a hair better, I would snap one of these up......but at that price Im skeptical.
     
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    Wonder how long before Ruger drops a Wrangler Carbine? :D:rofl:
     
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  8. Remy1858

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    No .22 magnum option? ThIs gun would be wicked, .22 magnum screams from a 16” barrel and would make a good gun.
     
  9. Malachi Leviticus Blue

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    I have the Rough Rider pistol with a 6.5" barrel and nice cocobolo grips that has a 22LR and 22WMR cylinder. Ive never had any problems with it although I've heard other folks complain about them.

    I'm thinking there almost can't be any reason the 22WMR cylinder wouldn't fit in this guy.
    Maybe I should bite the bullet and snag one.
    Curses!!!
    Why did you have to bring that up!
     
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    I'll be on it like ugly on a Tesla E-Truck.
     
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  11. troy fairweather

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    I believe the frame is steel to.
     
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    I'm a fan of the Heritage revolvers and all, but this is where we venture into the absurd. For $235, I could buy a 10/22, which will (yeah, I'm gonna go out on a limb and say any off the shelf 10/22 WILL) be more accurate and be cheaper and be better made.

    Don't want a semi auto? Fine, a single shot or bolt action would be better.

    What could work for Heritage in a revolving rifle would be centerfire models in .357 and .45 Colt. For less than what a Rossi costs, I could see a revolving rifle selling very well and if Heritage put the work in and made a .38 Special only model that used a 7075 Aluminum frame and cost $300, they wouldn't be able to keep them on the shelves.
     
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    Saw a CAS guy with one of those Remington pattern revolving carbines, before stages defaulted to 10 shots with rifle. Results were not good.
     
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    Where do you see that? If this thing used a steel frame, Id be alot more interested. Their rimfire pistols are all zamac framed AFAIK.
     
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    a video I watched, not confirmed but if it is steel I'd be interested to.
     
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    Mostly agree but if you could drop a .22 wmr cylinder in there. Then this becomes a little more interesting. That would be a hugely unique feature on this rifle still has a lot of problems vis a vis revolving rifles but interesting.
     
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    There's a little bit about the Heritge Rough Rider Rancher .22 in this video after the 1:30 mark.
    It basically confirms that it has a steel frame and comes with a leather sling.

     
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    My issue with revolving rifles of any sort is having my support hand in front of the cylinder. I have no direct experience, but it makes me nervous. Maybe I'm just paranoid.
     
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    I have a few carhart jackets I don't wear much they would help protect the arm. I would try to make some kind of a deflector.
     
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    They should make a smooth bore version for rat shot. That would make a nice garden gun.
     
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    The gun has the spurred triggerguard. It is clearly meant for a two handed hold on the grip, just like the original Remington.
     
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    Trying to shoot a skunk at night with a Detective Special while holding a flashlight, I got a load of hot unburned powder in my off hand from the barrel-cylinder gap. That was 40 years ago and I can still see small black dots under the skin.
    As I recall it burned like the devil for ~ 30 minutes.
     
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