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Lightning rifle #16338722 08/13/21
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I had one of the early Taurus Lightning pump rifle. Sold it soon after because I could never get it to function reliably. It went back to the factory once, but it didn't change much. Are the new ones any better?

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Re: Lightning rifle [Re: Shortgrub] #16339374 08/13/21
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Who even offers a new one these days?

Re: Lightning rifle [Re: Shortgrub] #16340770 08/14/21
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Uberti, Pedersoli !

Navy Arms!


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Re: Lightning rifle [Re: Shortgrub] #16341154 08/14/21
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I didn't check out Navy Arms who is offering one but I don't see any on the others websites, maybe I'm looking in the wrong places.

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Looks like Uberti, and Pedersoli don't make it any more!

USFA Firearms, used to make it also!

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I was just at Dixie Gun Works Website for other reasons (Looking for bullet molds) and I found they have 3 models by Pedersoli in stock. A nice chunk of change at $1,650.00

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USFA made one that was really nice.

Would have to find one used, as they are no longer in business.

Very high quality, maybe better than the original, or so it's been said.

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Thanks to all for the thoughts. I have a couple originals in 32 WCF and 38 WCF. I only shoot them occasionally. I'll keep my eyes out for one in 44-40 WCF

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Had an Original Colt Lightning in .38-40 Cal. that had an extra long Barrel, Documented!
Sold it a Few yrs. ago, and got really good money for it!

Re: Lightning rifle [Re: Dirtfarmer] #16377551 08/26/21
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Originally Posted by Dirtfarmer
USFA made one that was really nice.

Would have to find one used, as they are no longer in business.

Very high quality, maybe better than the original, or so it's been said.

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Now that's nice, Dirt!

I thought about buying one, when they came out, and Didn't.
Now I wish that I would have!

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Originally Posted by HunterShooter58
Now that's nice, Dirt!

I thought about buying one, when they came out, and Didn't.
Now I wish that I would have!

They got pretty pricy as have other USFA guns.

Top quality.

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Thanks for Sharing!

I bought several other USFA Guns,
Just not that one.

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Now that's just beautiful, Dirtfarmer. Put me on the list if ya decide to part with it. grin

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Originally Posted by Shortgrub
Now that's just beautiful, Dirtfarmer. Put me on the list if ya decide to part with it. grin

Thanks but Shrapnel already talked me out of it.

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I gave a new in the box Rossi in 45LC But it goes with my Rossi 454 SS carbine & pair of Taurus SS 6.5" 454 Casull Raging Bulls & the iron frame 1860 Henry in 45LC & several Rossi 45LC with Oct barrels of different lengths. Here's a funny Gun Test from 2000 shoots the 454 Casull https://www.gun-tests.com/handguns/...uch-power-too-little-real-world-utility/ &
now ammo is 1/3 to 1/2 more powerful & these are pro gun testers! They closed out the all stainless version Raging Bull last year for $450 so I bought a pair.

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Originally Posted by Gatling

I gave a new in the box Rossi in 45LC But it goes with my Rossi 454 SS carbine & pair of Taurus SS 6.5" 454 Casull Raging Bulls & the iron frame 1860 Henry in 45LC & several Rossi 45LC with Oct barrels of different lengths. Here's a funny Gun Test from 2000 shoots the 454 Casull https://www.gun-tests.com/handguns/...uch-power-too-little-real-world-utility/ &
now ammo is 1/3 to 1/2 more powerful & these are pro gun testers! They closed out the all stainless version Raging Bull last year for $450 so I bought a pair.

Those guys were a bit hard on the FA. They are expensive, but made like a bank vault.

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Originally Posted by Dirtfarmer
Originally Posted by Gatling

I gave a new in the box Rossi in 45LC But it goes with my Rossi 454 SS carbine & pair of Taurus SS 6.5" 454 Casull Raging Bulls & the iron frame 1860 Henry in 45LC & several Rossi 45LC with Oct barrels of different lengths. Here's a funny Gun Test from 2000 shoots the 454 Casull https://www.gun-tests.com/handguns/...uch-power-too-little-real-world-utility/ &
now ammo is 1/3 to 1/2 more powerful & these are pro gun testers! They closed out the all stainless version Raging Bull last year for $450 so I bought a pair.

Those guys were a bit hard on the FA. They are expensive, but made like a bank vault.

DF
WhereTaurus won in the Raging Bull was the double lock, one in front one in the rear. They haven't changed since the test in 2020. I have several 450 Marlins including a BFR. They claim the 454 Casull kicks the hardest for a handgun. I could have have bought the 2 454s in 2-3/4" but they are ported & back board about 1". I don't know if it's true but I read a guy shot himself in the head after the 1st shot as they are double action & the 1st shot scared him & kicked up & he pulled the trigger but I can't prove it but it's possible..


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