How many of you out there own any of the old Great Westerns that stopped production about 1962?
Both of the wackey actions can be fixed to feel just like a colt w/a tuned actionFunny you should mention this. I just had my .44 special out yesterday looking at it. Here it is along with a rechromed 18 pound .22. I had the backstrap of the .44 engraved with our last name when I had it refinished years ago. I see them on The Big Valley once in a while. You can't miss that ugly hammer when it's cocked. John Wayne had Colt style hammers on his. Both of mine of whacky actions but shoot good. The .44 shoots great but the cylinder pin flys forward, even with 6.4 grains of Unique.
The "old great westerns" were the 1st SA clones of the colt Sa,the company went out of business around 1962,the most commonly produced was in .22 caliber,some of the others were .357 Atomic [their version of the .357 magnum]-.44spcl & .44 magnum-.45 colt & a few other calibers.They generally came w/plastic imitation stag grips but some had 1 pce. walnut grips & other styles of grips could be special ordered.I'm not sure what you are catogorizing as "great old Westerns." Are we talking Roy Rogers and Gene Autry or Stagecoach and Red River with John Wayne? All great in their own way. I still love and remember all the old b&w westerns with the Indians running around sporting their smallpox vacination scars. What a hoot. We really had a laugh at the Saturday matinees.