VALUE GUIDE: Single-Action Revolvers

ARTICLE:Single-Action Revolvers: Best Buy Is Uberti’s Cattleman 1873, July 2018
Colt Single Action Army Second Generation 45 Colt, $1240AOur Pick. The Colt was well finished, felt good in the hand, and was quite accurate.
Uberti 1873 Cattleman Old West No. 355131 45 Colt, $400B+Best Buy. Though it lagged a step in accuracy, the Uberti exhibited the best trigger of the test.
Ruger Vaquero Bisley No. 5129 45 Colt, $550BThe grip frame and trigger helped in deliberate fire. The Ruger was the most accurate revolver tested.
ARTICLE: New Kit-Gun Revolvers from Charter Arms, S&W, Heritage, May 2018
Heritage Mfg. Small Bore Revolver RR22B4 22 LR, $195A-The Heritage Mfg. functioned fine, offered a manual thumb safety, and shot to point of aim.
ARTICLE: A Trio of Unusual Revolvers: Worth the Trouble and Money?, September 2017
Chiappa 1873 SAA 22 Buntline, Model: SAA1873-22, 22 LR, $339AThe Buntline offered all we expected in a rimfire Buntline, plus it came with a reasonable price.
ARTICLE: Bisley Revolvers Revisited, January 2016
Ruger Bisley Vaquero, Model No. 5130 38 Sp./357 Magnum, $835A-The more modern Bisley-esque grip made the Ruger more popular. Stainless construction.
Uberti Cattleman Bisley 346040 38 Special/357 Magnum, $609B+It was well made, had a beautiful finish, and furnished good accuracy.
ARTICLE: Convertible Flattops: Lipsey’s Blackhawk and New Frontier, June 2015
Ruger New Model Blackhawk No. 5242 45 Colt/45 ACP, $650AThis flattop had a smaller grip frame, an indexing pawl, a transfer-bar safety, and a reasonable cost.
Colt New Frontier Model P4840 45 Colt/45 ACP, $1818A-The New Frontier was traditionally operated SAA revolver with a very crisp trigger — and a high price.
ARTICLE: Snubnose Revolvers from S&W And Ruger: Which One To Carry?, September 2014
Ruger New Model Single-Six #0624 22 LR/22 WMR, $569A-The Ruger had excellent sights. Loading and
unloading were tedious.
Heritage Mfg. Rough Rider RR22MB9, 22 LR/22 WMR, $230CWe did see some of the bluing start to wear on the butt, and the front blade sight loosened.
ARTICLE: Two Shiny Six-Shooters: Ruger New Vaquero, Traditions Frontier, May 2014
Traditions Frontier Series 1873
SAT73-126 38 Sp/357 Mag, $609
A-The Frontier was favored by testers who preferred traditional SAAs. Low price is appealing.
Ruger New Vaquero No. 5108 38 Sp/357 Magnum, $739A-The Ruger would get the nod if high-volume CAS-style shooting was on the agenda.
ARTICLE: Second-Generation Cap & Ball Colt Sixguns in 36 and 44 Cal., August 2013
Colt 2nd-Generation Second Dragoon, 44 Cal., $800AOn the range the big gun did excellent work for our testers. Accurate and powerful.
Colt 2nd-Generation 1860 Army, 44 Cal, $650AWe would be happy to own two of these and would even use them for home protection, if needed.
Colt 2nd-Generation 1851 Navy 36 Cal., $650AWe were mighty pleased with the feel of this gun, with its balance like that of the 1873 Colt.
ARTICLE: Cowboy Revolvers: Cimarron Outduels Ruger, Heritage 357s, August 2012
Cimarron Evil Roy ER4104 357 Mag, $770AThe Evil Roy was our favorite because of the smooth function of the action and accuracy.


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