Cool lookin' wheelie!
Thanks, I thought it was pretty nice looking to. The auction that Glenwolde linked to pretty much describes it. Its funny though how mine seems to be in somewhat better condition than most. There are no real brand names other than a Eibar 1927 on it. It does say "Alamo Ranger, 38 S&W Special Crtgs, 38 Cal" on the barrel. Maybe means you can shoot 38 Colt out of it as well?
I was worried about how strong it and Spanish revolvers were in general, and the local gun smith happened to be there at the show so I asked him about it and was told that he heard stories of them being weak, but has never seen one fail. Chalked it up to being possibly old time brand bashing. The only thing left to do is to take a chance and shoot it. I don't think ill have a problem though. If anything, ill probably end up selling it because of the absolutely horrible trigger pull. Its Nagant bad, and I can only pull the trigger a few times before my hand gets sore/tired out. Looks good in a holster though.
Cool lookin' wheelie!
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Back from the range!
It seems to handle my reloads with no problems at all. And the grips seem to almost completely negate any felt recoil as it just rolls back in my hand. The grips are some of the best that I've ever felt. It went thru three cylinders full with not problems at all. After a good cleaning, the action has proven to be very smooth.
Now for the bad....I couldn't hit a human sized target that well at all with it at 7 yards. I only managed to get three out of twelve shots on the paper as it seems to shoot really high. I couldn't hit the foam block at all either except when I fired double action from the hip(its a point shooting gun I suppose) up close(4 yards?). The trigger pull is so stiff that I developed a sore on my trigger finger tying to pull the trigger in DA. SA is almost as bad as it causes my hand to shake just trying to pull the trigger. Then there is my lack of the ability to create a witty expresson of just how badly it stacks in DA. I'm figuring that the heavy trigger combined with my noob attempt at reloads and trigger control results in less than stellar accuracy. In short, a somewhat disappointing range trip. Perhaps it can work as a poor mans BBQ gun as it still has the cool factor IMO?
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congrats thats a fine looking pistola
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