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Why?
« on: July 04, 2016, 11:50:07 AM »
Hi, does anyone know why the Italian replica manufacturers aren't making the Paterson's anymore?

Where's the best place to find one?

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Richard

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Re: Why?
« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2016, 12:48:15 PM »
Its kinda small market. Mostly just us old diehard soot throwers want it,,,lol... Dixie Gun Works and Taylor and Company are showing em in stock. Made by Pietta

http://www.taylorsfirearms.com/hand-guns/blackpowder-revolvers/1836-paterson.html

www.dixiegunworks.com/product_info.php?products_id=3489&osCsid=hf8oumemo7cksal11m4eel01d3

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Re: Why?
« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2016, 05:45:33 PM »
Hi Hawken, $600 seems pretty stiff for a Paterson when one can get an 1851, 1858, or 1860 for ~$200. Even a new Walker is $350. There is obviously a shortage of Patersons.

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Re: Why?
« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2016, 05:58:34 PM »
I've noticed the rise in Paterson prices over the last couple years.   I was happy to find a reasonably price one a year or so ago.    They have always been more expensive than most other reproductions.  There are way more parts and more machining to do on a Paterson than a '51.   In addition fewer people are willing to pay the higher price so fewer are/were produced which keeps the prices higher.   
I love owning one and get it out to shoot once in a while but I have considered selling mine more than a couple times just because of the prices they bring.

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Re: Why?
« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2016, 09:58:25 AM »
You can find Patersons for sale on Gunbroker from time to time. The prices are... (jh   8)

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Re: Why?
« Reply #5 on: July 05, 2016, 10:18:33 AM »
You can find Patersons for sale on Gunbroker from time to time. The prices are... (jh   8)

That's exactly why I have considered selling mine.   

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Re: Why?
« Reply #6 on: July 05, 2016, 12:43:57 PM »
As Mike said, there are way more parts involved in a Paterson (see Scooby's thread with the disassembly pictures) and most of them are not interchangeable with other Colt models. Ergo...$$$$.
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Re: Why?
« Reply #7 on: July 05, 2016, 03:14:49 PM »
Hi Kirk, thanks for the explanation. I brought up Scooby's thread, but the photos are gone.   :'( :'( :'(

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Re: Why?
« Reply #8 on: July 05, 2016, 04:38:59 PM »
Paterson's don't excite me but I would like to have one of these.  (7+"



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Re: Why?
« Reply #9 on: July 06, 2016, 12:24:48 AM »
Hi, does anyone know why the Italian replica manufacturers aren't making the Paterson's anymore?

Where's the best place to find one?

Regards,
Richard

The best place to find a Paterson is in my gun safe, right where my 80 pound Pit Bull, best friend sleeps.

Seriously though, I looked for quiet a while, until I found a Cimarron Paterson with the loading lever.

Bill
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