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Old January 7, 2020, 08:22 AM   #1
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Anyone Making a true Fixed Firing Pin SAA?

HEY YA'LL,

Its been a while since I posted. I hope the New Year is finding each of you well. And for this New Year I wants me a 7.5" SAA with a FIXED firing pin. Pietta of course has the transfer bar. And Uberti has this retractable firing pin. Well I'm no engineer. But I don't want any additional crap in my SAA to break. So is anyone making a TRUE fixed pin SAA now days that doesn't cost 2 grand?

Thanks in Advance,
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Old January 7, 2020, 03:37 PM   #2
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could you buy the Uberti and replace the hammer?
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Old January 7, 2020, 04:51 PM   #3
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Doesn't Pietta still make one with a proper hammer?
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Old January 7, 2020, 05:04 PM   #4
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Colt sells the real SAA with a fixed pin.
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Old January 7, 2020, 05:43 PM   #5
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I'm not sure if Pietta makes one with a Fixed Pin. I will have to call around to find out. Maybe Cimarron can answer that. I HAD a Pietta Frontier with the transfer Bar, it is the reason I don't want that system anymore.

Pete2, I'm sure they do, PM me your CC number and I would be VERY Happy to own one! LOL
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Old January 7, 2020, 08:25 PM   #6
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I have a Uberti/Cimarron made in 2000 that has a firing pin block in the hammer that can be removed. It doesn't have a true Colt profile but it's not too bad.

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Old January 7, 2020, 09:24 PM   #7
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Nice looking Piece Hawg! Don't really like the transfer bar in these Italian Clones. My Pietta Frontier broke me of that. The Ruger system works much much better. I'm looking at the Cimarron EL MALO. It looks like it has the pin on the hammer but I'm not sure if it has any other "Safeties". While its not true to the design with its Octagon Barrel. I think it looks pretty cool .
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Old January 8, 2020, 02:20 AM   #8
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The El Malo is made by Pietta. It's a 73 clone with an octagonal barrel. It does not appear to have a hammer safety of any kind. It does appear to have an extended cylinder pin which my Cimarron also had but I cut mine down to make it look right.

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Old January 8, 2020, 09:42 AM   #9
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Check out Standard Manufacturing. They are making a quality SAA model with a “true” four-click action.
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Old January 8, 2020, 10:12 AM   #10
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The Uberti Hombre SAAs have the fixed firing pin in the hammer. They were for under $300. The blued version is similar. I cant remember the model name but it is built the same. There is a little rotating part that prevents discharge unless the trigger is pulled but it is not a transfer bar.
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Old January 8, 2020, 08:19 PM   #11
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EMF Great Western II by Pietta will fill the bill in any of its many iterations.
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Old January 9, 2020, 12:14 PM   #12
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EMF Great Western II by Pietta will fill the bill in any of its many iterations.
^^^This^^^

I recently purchased a EMF Great Western II Californian with a 5 1/2" barrel and I am very impressed with the quality of the revolver. This is made by Pietta. It has a floating firing pin, pressed in recoil plate and walnut grips that have a very nice flame to it. Four clicks when you cock the hammer. Sights are of the wider variety for easier sighting

It also has a hand spring setup similar to what Ruger uses with a coil spring and detent instead of the leaf spring on the hand. No more broken hand springs.

The only thing is that the base pin is an extended type with two grooves for the cross pin. This is sort of a safety mechanism that prevents the hammer from contacting the primer. For authenticity, this is easily fixed by cutting it to the proper length or you can buy an aftermarket base pin. Or if you want you don't need to do anything and leave it as is.

I'll post some pics this weekend. Very impressed with it.

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Doesn't Pietta still make one with a proper hammer?
They do.
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Old January 10, 2020, 08:41 PM   #14
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my latest uberti cattleman had the retractable firing pin and it just didnt work. even broke a couple of spings. so i called taylor and told them and they said easy fix. i bought from them a new trigger and hammer of the old school. gun shoots fine now just as the older uberti colts do. if i ever buy another uberti with the retractable firing pin that is worthless, ill just put out the extra money for a old style hammer and trigger. problem solved.
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EMF Great Western II Californian on raccoon...





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