Discussion in 'Handguns' started by Many Klatch, Apr 15, 2009.
That link didn't work
I have one of the Snake Eyes bought it at a antique show for 20 bucks. Polished the brass, oiled everything and it works fine. You can fire individully each trigger, or have them fire consecutivly when bot hammers are back. I have never had a misfire with it. Replaced the plastic grips with 1/4" oak ones.
I have to second what Mr.Wulf said! Best regards,JA
The link didn't work, because the rules clearly state that members may not post links to auctions or items for sale.
I would have to say any and all of the not so "Classic" Arms. When they were first introduced (early 1970's), I ordered a Pepperbox from the company. I had to prepay for the thing in full. I waited for approx a year and a half. All the time, the company would send me glowing letters about their products and assure me the wait would be worth it. They claimed that demand for their guns was so high they had trouble keeping up with the demand. I must have received at least four such letters. When the thing finally did arrive, I was absolutely and thoroughly let down to put it mildly. I let customer service, if that is what it was, know just how dissapointed I was. A refund was out of the question because of the time I placed the order and receiving the product according to them. They did continue to send me literature singing the praises of the other pieces they had begun to offer.
A friend of mine had given me a couple of the other types. He was dissapointed in the product also. One was the Ace. It was stamped "made in Korea". The bore was rough and it looked like a broken bit was used. I have seen cleaner looking sewer pipes that have been buried for fifty years or more.
I held onto the Pepperbox, hoping I would at least get my money's worth out of watching the thing rust to oblivion. Finally, those of them that ended up in the recycling bin were given a new lease on life possibly as fenders on a Yugo.
I do own a knife they offered. I got it as a gift. It is called the Coffin Bowie. It wasn't as big of a dissappointment as the pistols. The blade did rust all over with a fine rust. I had used epoxy to fasten the grip scales. I let the thing lay out for a few days in a warm, dry place while the epoxy cured. When I went back to work on the thing I found it was covered with rust. It looked like it had been spray painted. A lot of cleaning and buffing brought it back. Now the knife sits in the safe as a reminder not to purchase Classic Arms products ever again. They turn out pure, unadulterated sub-crap. :cursing: :barf: :barf:
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Sorry Claude, I won't make that mistake again. I had posted the site mainly in jest as I really didn't think any of our members would actually bid on the items.
wow thats an all time statement, its unreal that a company would turn out so much crap that it probably a liability to them being sued pretty good from what i can tell is potentially dangerous stuff, and with out a whim to correct it. :shake: :shake:
They DO serve well as eye-catching paperweights! :grin:
They do make good paperweights but for something that just holds paper down they sure do cost a lot.
Dixie's 2009 catalog says the Duckfoot kit is worth $95, the Ace is $97.50, and the Snake Eyes is $127.50.
If I was going to spend that kind of money I would go to a gun show and buy a shot out brass framed C&B revolver. Even in its stretched condition it would very likely shoot better than any of those other things plus it would look good holding down my mail.
Couldn't agree with you more Zonie!
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