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Old March 1, 2011, 05:24 PM   #1
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357 mag cowboy gun

I'm looking for a good 357 mag wheelgun for under $450 any suggestions
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Old March 1, 2011, 05:32 PM   #2
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I couldn't be happier with my Uberti Cattleman, birds-head grip.

Ruger chambers the Vaquero in .357. Used they will be near your price range. Probably your best choice if your serious about starting CAS, and are on a budget.
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Old March 1, 2011, 05:50 PM   #3
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Old March 1, 2011, 06:46 PM   #4
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uberti makes nice cowboy guns in a variety of callibers. i have 2 cattlemen and a thunderer in .45 lc. i can't remember a single cowboy movie where they shot 357's.
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Old March 1, 2011, 07:22 PM   #5
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I've got a Cimarron Model P which is, I believe, an Uberti Cattleman. Couldn't be happier - it shoots smokeless and black powder in .357/.38 just fine. I picked mine up used for under $300.

I know, not a .45, but I need another caliber like I need a hole in my head.
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Old March 1, 2011, 07:25 PM   #6
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I've got a Cimarron Model P which is, I believe, an Uberti Cattleman.
Yep, it is. Mine's a 44-40
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Old March 1, 2011, 07:27 PM   #7
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I like my Uberti Cattleman also. I got the "millennium" finish (it's like a black/blue matte coating rather than a traditional blue, matte brass rather than polished). At first I wasn't thrilled with the look, but it's grown on me a lot. And it's a good deal cheaper, with a big of dealing, picked mine up at $350 brand new
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Old March 1, 2011, 09:58 PM   #8
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New Uberti's for under $450. If that's what you want.
http://www.buffaloarms.com/browse.cfm/2,386.html
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Like someone said, you'll have to get a used Ruger for that price range. Ruger makes a tougher revolver if you want to use hot loads or beat the thing to death. That doesn't mean Uberti guns are $hit. I have a Ruger Bisley Vaquero and seven Uberti revolvers of differing types (four of them are .44-40, one .45 colt, one .38, one .44 magnum) All of them are strong, reliable, accurate guns. You won't go wrong with Ruger or Uberti.
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Old March 1, 2011, 10:33 PM   #9
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thanks guys i already have one uberti cattleman just looking for something to match it
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Old March 1, 2011, 11:43 PM   #10
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i can't remember a single cowboy movie where they shot 357's.
Well... no, but they shot the same caliber in a cartridge just a few thousandths of an inch shorter than a .38 Special that they called the .38 Long Colt.
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Old March 2, 2011, 06:56 AM   #11
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i can't remember a single cowboy movie where they shot 357's.
James Butler (Wild Bill) Hickok's favorite guns were .36 caliber Colt Navy revolvers.
According to legend, he claimed "I don't need to kill 'em, I only need to make 'em sit down and stop shooting."
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Old March 2, 2011, 07:06 AM   #12
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i can't remember a single cowboy movie where they shot 357's.
Considering how the .357 magnum cartridge wasn't designed until 1934, it's unlikely you'd see it in a western.
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Old March 2, 2011, 07:36 AM   #13
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The .38 Long Colt, which can be used in .357 magnum revolvers, was introduced in 1875.
The .38 Special, which also can be used in .357 magnum revolvers was introduced in 1902.
They are both slightly longer versions of the .38 Short Colt, which was the original ammo for .36 cal cap and ball revolvers converted to cartridges, though they most likely didn't call it the Short Colt until the Long Colt came out.

So you can see that the .36 Colt Navy cap and ball revolver is the great great great grandfather of the .357 magnum revolver.
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Old March 2, 2011, 10:07 AM   #14
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So you can see that the .36 Colt Navy cap and ball revolver is the great great great grandfather of the .357 magnum revolver.
And it used to walk uphill to school in the snow every winter. BOTH WAYS!
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Old March 12, 2011, 08:54 PM   #15
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36 Colt Navy cap and ball revolver is the great great great grandfather of the .357 magnum revolver.

That’s like saying that Colt and say,,,,,,, Remington got together one night and 9 months later they had a child and called it the 357 Smith & Wesson Magnum?
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Old March 30, 2011, 11:59 AM   #16
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Look on GUNBROKER

I got three of my revolvers from there. Just need to have them sent to a local FFL for the transfer.
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