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Old 03-13-2019, 09:03 AM   #1
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High polish blue, the fluted cylinder is nice



Most places are out of stock. CDNN has it on sale for $ 450, $ 40 less than their price on the standard blue Bearcat, $ 490. That's a deal, or a bad typo. List on the polish blue is $ 719. Standard blue is $ 639.

Adjustable sight now in stainless



A question on RFC prompted me to look at Lipsey's; I didn't know of these before. Still like what I've got best.
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Old 03-14-2019, 11:27 AM   #2
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The polished blue one looks great with the fluted cylinder.

I still like the first model with the brass trigger guard.

The new polished one would look even better with a brass trigger guard.
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I bought a Single Six NIB (6 1/2" BBL) in the early 80's and never sprung for the Bearcat. I always thought they were fine looking but still have the Single Six and never saw the need.
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I'd want the glossy one, but with adjustable sights. Single-Six is still my only SA. Can't handle the slow loading and unloading beyond about 50 rd.
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I purchased a new stainless Bearcat back in 2011 from Cabelaís. Got a super good deal on it and had always (kinda/sorta) wanted oneÖÖ.and still havenít shot it. Itís sitting in my safe next to a couple of my virgin Single Sixes. Iíve decided that Iím much of a fan of single action revolvers these days. For me, they are too slow to load, shoot and reload. I probably should just sell all of my single action revolvers.
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Single actions just feel like an old friend to my hand. You need to relax and take your time.

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Nice looking but I'll stick with my SS.
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Best thing about a Bearcat is the indexing pawl. Half cock, and cylinder rolls back to each chamber, just like a Colt SAA. Makes load and empty much easier than the fumbling you have to do with a Single-Six.

Plus, the Bearcat is two-thirds the size of a SS, and 24 ounces versus 39 ounces for a 5.5 inch SS. It looks and feels more like a .22.
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Best thing about a Bearcat is the indexing pawl. Half cock, and cylinder rolls back to each chamber, just like a Colt SAA. Makes load and empty much easier than the fumbling you have to do with a Single-Six.

Plus, the Bearcat is two-thirds the size of a SS, and 24 ounces versus 39 ounces for a 5.5 inch SS. It looks and feels more like a .22.
Now you enticed me into digging out my Bearcat and fondle it a bit.

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I purchased a new stainless Bearcat back in 2011 from Cabela’s.
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Now you enticed me into digging out my Bearcat and fondle it a bit.
I just noticed the date you bought yours. I got mine in 2011 as well, through Gallery Of Guns. Got the first and really liked it; bought the second two days later. The serials are 131 apart. The only difference I can find is that on the second the rollmark isn't centered as well between the ejector button and basepin. They shoot the same, perfect windage and about 1 1/2 inch low at 50 feet. 12 o'clock hold fixes that.

I replaced my aluminum ejector housings with stainless from EWK Arms, and installed Wolff mainsprings and basepin latch springs. EWK and Hamilton Bowen both stopped making housings once Ruger canned the aluminum in, I think, 2016. Now you can get blued steel or stainless from them.

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That polished one looks great, I’m kinda partial to my old model though! I bought it used back in the 80’s, the fixed sights are dead on and surprisingly accurate, or should I say unbelievably accurate👍
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Welcome to Gunner Forum !

This thread is almost a year old, but I can always look at another Bearcat.

Yours looks like new in the photo. Is that an earlier aluminum frame, or the later steel frame Super Bearcat? Has it been converted to a transfer bar? I've always thought about getting a Super, but my two are enough.

Why don't ya do a post in New Users, and tell us a little about yourself? This is a small forum, but pretty active. Everyone here is like family. At least one of us can answer a question, or will know where you can find an answer.

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