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Old June 10, 2013, 08:05 AM   #1
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Traditions new SAA clone

I was most familiar with Traditions as an importer of muzzloaders and of cap and ball revolvers, but Traditions has begun importing a replica of Colt's Single Action Army revolver. But this is a replica with a twist.

Traditions' SAA is equipped with a Ruger style, transfer bar safety. This feature will allow you to load all six chambers and safely carry the gun.

Personally I feel fine with the traditional approach of only loading five chambers, but others may feel differently. Either way it is a nice SAA clone.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vox0S7ljUcQ
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Old June 10, 2013, 10:00 AM   #2
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Good video

I have a Geroco from the seventies which is a transfer bar revolver. All of my Uberti's have firing pins.

Because of the way I shoot, it does not make much of a difference. I do acknowledge he safety in loading only five.

Can you tell us what ammunition you were using in the Pietta?
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Old June 10, 2013, 10:37 AM   #3
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I was shooting my black powder handloads...a 255-grain PRS big lube bullet over 33 grains of Goex 2Fg powder.
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Old June 10, 2013, 11:03 AM   #4
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How does the Traditions (Pietta) transfer bar system compare to the Beretta (Uberti) setup?
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Old June 10, 2013, 12:54 PM   #5
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It is probably exactly the same. My understanding is that Berreta, Taurus, Weirauch and Pietta all license the transfer bar patent from Ruger.
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Old June 10, 2013, 06:07 PM   #6
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Not a Single Action Army replica. More like a Vaquero clone. SSA has no transfer bar and the pin is on the hammer.
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Old June 10, 2013, 06:21 PM   #7
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Great video! Now I want one! Thanks Mike.
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Old June 10, 2013, 09:51 PM   #8
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Pete,

I'll have to disagree. Put a Vaquero and a real Colt SAA side by side and you'll see the Vaquero looks much different from the Colt. And the Ruger lock work is completely different.

The Traditions gun looks like a Colt and the internals are exactly like a Colt with the exception of the Transfer bar/firing pin. In fact about 70% of the Tradition's parts will work on a Colt SAA...0% of a Vaquero's parts will interchange with a Colt SAA
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