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    Thumbs up Another new 22LR.

    It seems like my 22 caliber herd gets larger and larger. I have a friend who is an auctioneer and owns an auction company where he sells off collections and does estate sales. He has an FFL And specializes in firearms collections.

    I had breakfast with him this morning at our local cafe and he told me he was going to start the paperwork on a collection of Fire arms that were part of an estate sale. He said that he had bought the entire collection and if I wanted to go up with him to Ocala I was welcome to look over what he bought and if there was anything I wanted he would sell it to me before he auction off what he had. I did not have to think long About if I would go with him or not!

    The collection included about 80 firearms. Some of the shotguns were absolutely gorgeous there were 5 of them that were custom made in England and Italy and each one was valued in 5 figures. The man that owned the collection had been very big into hunting up land birds. I am not much of a shotgun person so though they were beautiful the shotguns were kind of wasted on me. There were also 10 hunting rifles. All of them were wetherbee's with scopes and chambered in big game calibers that you would use in Africa somewhere. Nope, not for me.

    There were some very nice handguns in the collection and a number of them were beyond my budget. There was a 475 Wildey Magnum and a trio of NIB high polish custom engraved Desert Eagles in 50 AE, 44 magnum, and 357 magnum all with consecutive serial numbers. There were also 14 plastic semi autos of which I just wasn't interested. Out of what remained I already had most of what there was. I did find one gun that caught my eye. It is not an expensive gun, in fact it's pretty much dirt cheap but I just decided I had to have it. Actually, it was pretty much completely Out of place in a collection of this magnitude.

    The gun is a Chiappa 1873 SAA revolver in .22LR. Now I am far from a fan of Chiappa firearms. The only fire arm they ever made that I thought was good enough for me to own one was the lil Badger survival rifle and the Rhinos. I have owned a number of their handguns and judged every one of them after a fair trial as sub par in every way. However, this model is a single action army with a distressed antique finish and I just decided I had to have it. I bought the little gun for $135 out the door and I headed for the house. So far the gun seems pretty nice. It has some weight to it, feels good in your hand, and has the 3 clicks when you cocked the hammer that just sounds great. I'm looking forward to giving it a workout at the range as soon as possible.

    My plan is to do a test or a review on this gun compared to my single 6, my frontier scout, one of my heritage revolvers, and my Ruger Wrangler. I am going to do a side-by-side test of all 5 guns to see what shakes out and how they rank among themselves.

    I will post the results as soon as I finish the testing.

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    Those are put on sale at the Big R in McHenry, IL...I've been curious about them.
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