Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by RONALD MORPHEW, Jul 11, 2022.
This is a particularly sore spot for me. I had two 99’s, a really nice one in .300 Savage and a very rare pristine limited edition collector version in .250-3000. Tried to sell them here and other places for almost a year. Finally dumped them cheap, considerably less than a new one would cost.
Everybody wants a 99 until they can get one.
Who here wouldn't like to see modern production handguns with nice, deep blued polished finishes again?
Years ago I remember being at a gun show and a dealer there had a table of what I believe were Model 20s that had been used by some state or city police force. They were all pretty much in decent shape and had varying degrees of wear and tear; but they would have been a good buy for the money (don't recall how much they were going for but it wasn't some astronomical amount). At the time though I was more interested in semi-autos and besides I thought who would even want a fixed sight N frame revolver in .38 Special, one which weighed more than a 1911!
I wouldn't mind seeing a low cost version, something on par with the Ruger Wrangler or even a Heritage version in size and price, in .22 LR.
My opinion is the novelty, since there haven't been any produced but the high priced Uberti versions in probably a hundred years, would sell well.
44 Mad Max-44 cal projectile with a 1.8” rimmed straight wall case. Something like a 444 Marlin with a 1.8” case.
These can easily be chambered in Marlin 336 sized actions and would need very few internal modifications from a standard 30-30 rifle.
Ditto. I'd like a 629 Mountain Gun without the lock. And ...
Ruger Security Six
Franco stopped supporting the Eibarr gun makers, and limited their ability to export overall. Then GCA 68 kicked the slats out of the inexpensive handgun market, which nailed the doors shut. Llama tried to get by on low-skilled labor, but that just did not work very well.
Star actually outlasted Franco, and cashed in on the "wondernine" craze in the 80s, but there was just too much competition out there, and the the post-Franco labor rate adjustments in Spain hit about the worst possible time.
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