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Offline ssb73q

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How many are out there?
« on: March 07, 2017, 09:58:49 AM »
Hi, while going through my Photobucket photos I remembered having a Pietta color case hardened revolver, see:



I remember that this revolver was purchased from Cabelas on a limited stock sale, it's somewhere in my safe. This revolver is smooth as silk and a good shooter.

I have not seen this Pietta color cased revolver offered for sale since. Is this a limited edition? Have you seen it elsewhere?

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Re: How many are out there?
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2017, 12:43:11 PM »
I recall when you bought that...several years ago now. Several members on Remmy bought the same gun and a couple flipped theirs.
I have not seen this gun offered at Cabelas for a number of years now. I suspect it was a limited offer.
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Re: How many are out there?
« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2017, 06:33:39 PM »
Were they truly color case hardened? I have heard the colors were chemically produced. What is the year they were produced?

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Re: How many are out there?
« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2017, 07:31:07 PM »
Were they truly color case hardened? I have heard the colors were chemically produced. What is the year they were produced?

None of the Italian guns(or Rugers) are case hardened let alone color case hardened. It's an acid wash.

I had one but sold it about six years ago. Had it for a few years before that but don't remember the date code. If it was a limited run it was one that lasted for years.



Ok found a pic with the date code CA so mine was made in 06.

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