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Old January 8, 2020, 07:16 PM   #1
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Nickel plated revolver

i am trying to find a nickel plated revolver that is legal in the state of california, i have a rock island 38 super now but want something else, thanks
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Old January 8, 2020, 09:43 PM   #2
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I have a couple. I have an 8" Colt Trooper Mark III in 22 mag and a 6" Colt Diamondback 22. I assume they are both legal in CA.
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Old January 9, 2020, 09:11 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by 22-rimfire
I have a couple. I have an 8" Colt Trooper Mark III in 22 mag and a 6" Colt Diamondback 22. I assume they are both legal in CA.
Out of curiosity ... why would you assume that they are legal in California? Did you review California state law and their attorney general's approved firearms roster?
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Old January 9, 2020, 08:19 PM   #4
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I have one nickel plated revolver a S&W m57 41mag 83/3” barrel. Seeing as I’m not ever going to seek employment as a piano player in a bordello I could be talked out of it. I have no idea about Ca gun laws.
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Old January 9, 2020, 09:57 PM   #5
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Buy used from within Commiefornia and then you won’t have to worry about the roster.
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Old January 9, 2020, 10:26 PM   #6
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There’s not many new nickel revolvers out there. Your best best is going to be used. Cimarron has a couple different Single Action’s in nickel but I’m guessing they aren’t available in CA.

A high polished stainless steel gun can look pretty close to nickel and stainless steel is the most common finish/material used for revolvers.
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Old January 10, 2020, 02:01 PM   #7
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"...not many new nickel revolvers..." That's because nickel plating in 19th Century technology.
"...have no idea about Ca gun laws..." Pretty much ditto. Except their laws are more stupid and oppressive than our are. Either way, like Aguila Blanca says, it's up to you to know your local laws. No assumptions are permitted.
"...high polished stainless steel..." Horrible for shooting outside. Lotta reflection making the sights disappear, if the top of the barrel is highly polished.
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Old January 10, 2020, 03:31 PM   #8
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So, Nickel and SS revolvers will make the front sights disappear? How ridiculous. Hasn’t caused a problem with me over 40 years.

Recently bought a Bodyguard 380 and specifically bought one with a SS slide because the black front sight was EASIER to find and use.
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Old January 10, 2020, 04:02 PM   #9
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I have a S&W mod 57 (41 mag) that has an Armpoly finish that has a nickle appearance better holds up better.
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