April 1998

Ruger Vaquero Stomped EMF .45 LC Single Action Revolvers

The Rugerís workmanship and performance were clearly superior to the EMF 1894 Bisley, while the EMF 1875 Schofield fell apart.

Not counting variations in barrel length, centerfire calibers or Mason conversions, we added up the number of single action revolver models our readers could purchase. The total is 45. Since the gun most models are patterned after, Samuel Coltís Single Action Army (S.A.A.), was a .45, that number seems appropriate, if oddly coincidental. Perhaps we missed one or two.

You could mosey in to a Cowboy Action shootout toting any one of those revolvers. Of course, youíd also have to participate under an alias and wear appropriate clothing. Getting yourself suitably decked out in the latter could cost more than the shooting iron. But even that hasnít seemed to stunt the growth of these nostalgia...

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