Post by sackpeterson on Sept 14, 2013 18:09:08 GMT -5
Pietta makes a full size .22 on their standard single action replica frame. It’s maybe been out 6 months. This Pietta SA is 10 shots, which is in keeping with a recent minor trend of quality, high cap .22 single actions. Eg, Ruger Single 10, USFA 12/22, Uberti’s 12 shot Cattleman.
EMF sells a Great Western II Pietta .22 with a list of about $550 or so. Well… Cabela’s has a version (plainer, with Cabela’s rollmark) that they list for $349. And if you go to the store now, they seem to be blowing em out at $319, which is what I paid. IMHO, that’s an absurd value these days.
They are convertibles, as well. These are all steel and do have transfer bars. I haven’t shot it or loaded it, but there are no hiccups in the action. They are sweet.
I find it hard to believe that you 'can't' do wood grips. I read that you prefer not to...?
Self-imposed limitation. I’m a novice with wood. It would take me 2 years and several hundred sets just to understand the finer points and then be adequate compared to Cary C, Pvt Schultz, Don Collins, Joe Perkins…..Fishpaw. I have my hands full now. As a matter of process I said to myself I wouldn’t take on new jobs where I’d have to experiment awkwardly and chew a lot of time up.