Whether you are looking for a revolver that was used in the old cowboy days or something more modern, there are plenty of revolvers you can find from private sellers on GunBroker.com. Knowing what might be available can help you decide what you might want to add to your gun safe. Here are a few revolvers, from the classic Peacemaker to the modern take in the Ruger Vaquero, that you might find from user listings on GunBroker.com for sale or at auction.
The Peacemaker is one of the most iconic firearms of all time. When you think of a cowboy, you probably think of the Colt Single Action Army at his side. It was standard issue for the U.S. Army for nearly two decades at the end of the 1800s and is still a popular handgun today. It has been chambered in a wide variety of calibers and can often be found with decorative engraving.
The Peacemaker was not without its problems. Despite being iconic, it was often carried by cowboys with only five rounds loaded. This prevented the hammer from being jostled while riding, resulting in an accidental discharge. Modern versions of the SAA, such as the Ruger Vaquero, have fixed this problem and are much safer. If you want a revolver with modern technology but the aesthetics of the old cowboy days, go this route.
If you want a revolver with more than six rounds, you either have to find one that fires a smaller caliber or look for a bigger revolver. The LeMat revolver, for example, featured a nine-round cylinder plus a single 20 gauge shot but is relatively rare. Instead, look for a Ruger 357 revolver. The Ruger GP100 offers a seven-round cylinder chambered in 357 Mag.
Are you looking for a 9mm revolver for the range or for carrying? Try the Taurus Model 905. It features a transfer bar for safety, a five-round capacity, and a small frame size. A 9mm cartridge does not have a rim, so you use a moon clip instead of an extractor star. This means you always reload with what amounts to a speed loader and extract all the rounds at once.
The Chiappa Rhino debuted in 2008 as an odd revolver. To keep the weight down, it is made out of Ergal, an aluminum alloy. It also fires from the bottom cylinder rather than the top as nearly all other revolvers do, which can help reduce muzzle flip. The hammer is inside, and the external “hammer” is actually a linkage handle that moves back into place once cocked. If you like unique handguns, this one is worth checking out from a private seller on GunBroker.com.
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