View Full Version : Anyone bought a '66 or '73 Chaparral...

July 24, 2010, 09:14 PM
...rifle from CDNN in the recent past? I think they have been offering them for at least the past year(?) or so. How's the quality? The prices seem reasonable, at least compared to same model from Cimarron. I am thinking about purchasing the 20 inch rifle in .357 mag. Should handle .38 special just as well, correct?


Fingers McGee
July 26, 2010, 11:19 AM
I have no personal experience with them; but, every post I've seen about Chaparrals has had nothing but bad things to say about them.


July 27, 2010, 01:45 PM
I purchased one in .45lc and sent it back the next day. The ejector spring would not work, so weak it would not grasp and hold brass. The whole firing assembly was out of line and was not striking the primer. It was off the primer to the right. No argument from CDNN as they honored their word and credited back the money when they received the rifle and inspected it. As one of my friends advised me...there is a reason the price is that low.

July 27, 2010, 03:42 PM
I've never even heard of a Chapparral. :confused:

I went with a Cimarron '92 ElDorado in 357/38.
Beautiful craftsmanship and VERY accurate. :)