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Old March 14th, 2017, 12:32 PM   #1
 
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Heritage Rough Rider .45LC - nickel (?) Plated

Hi all, I was hoping some of our fine denizens could shed some more light on this gun I recently picked up. It is a Heritage Arms Rough Rider in .45 Colt Caliber. 4.625" barrel, I think the finish is nickel, and not stainless - there appears to be some flaking of the finish from the face of the hammer.

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I bought it on an impulse buy - shiny guns, cars, and women always catch my attention.

Upon cleaning it, it appears to have very tight tolerances. The cylinder gap is almost nonexistent, and the chambers and bore feel right (based on cleaning with a jag that I had a hard time pushing through, compared to my loosey goosey Ruger Blackhawk convertible. The action locks very solid when the hammer is cocked, with very little play at all in the cylinder.
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I have had a FIE E15 for over 30 years, Heritage before they were called heritage. It has been a great accurate gun. But some of the parts are not heat treated, the pawl broke on mine a few years ago. I replaced it with a pawl for a Heritage, it is continuing service hopefully for another 30 some years.
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I suggest you contact Taurus they acquired Heritage a few years or so back. I'm sure they will stand behind that flaking Nickel plated hammer like they do the rest of their products. If they won't replace it you can always go get it replated.

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That's a decent looking revolver despite the flaking hammer. I assume it uses a transfer bar setup as it doesn't have the goofy safety lever found on their rimfire models?
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I may be way off here but I was not aware of nickel plated Heritage guns. I can't get the pics on this tablet, the description and tight tolerances makes it sound like a possible aftermarket job.
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I may be way off here but I was not aware of nickel plated Heritage guns. I can't get the pics on this tablet, the description and tight tolerances makes it sound like a possible aftermarket job.
I believe they are just the centerfire guns.
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I may be way off here but I was not aware of nickel plated Heritage guns. I can't get the pics on this tablet, the description and tight tolerances makes it sound like a possible aftermarket job.
Interesting. Anything I've found on the Big Bore Rough Rider models only mention blued models. No mention of stainless / nickel plated models. Also, my research indicates that they are imported and assembled by Heritage Arms, but the guns (sent over in parts) are manufactured by Pietta in Italy. The barrel says:

"FLLI PIETTA"
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To be honest I know next to nothing about Heritage Arms and they really don't interest me. I do know they were made in Opa Locka FL and I lived in S.FL for many years a long time ago.
When I posted about the flaking hammer and Taurus acquired Heritage I forgot about a Heritage gun forum . Here you go knock yourselves out.

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Nice Bianchi Lawman holster!
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