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What are your thoughts on replicas... I got a Cimarron Arms replica of Winchester Model 1892 that I inherited from my Uncle... I know it's not a cheap gun, cause took over the note on the gun after my uncle died.. It's a nice gun, but I guess I sort of miss the point of the replica.. Does't seem to have the same appeal to me as the original..
 
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Considering Winchester isn't building '92s anymore the replica is the only way to go for one of that model.
 

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I see nothing wrong with replicas. Some origninals are much to valuable to shoot and wear out. Not to say that an original can't be shot just not as often. With a replica you won't hurt an collector value, and you can shoot the heck out of and not worry about potential damage to an heirloom. With modern steels these replicas are stronger than the originals too. Cowboy action shooters propelled the replica market, and I think it's great. Some historic guns long out of production are being made again for another generation to enjoy. What's not to like?
 

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I see nothing wrong with replicas. Some origninals are much to valuable to shoot and wear out. Not to say that an original can't be shot just not as often. With a replica you won't hurt an collector value, and you can shoot the heck out of and not worry about potential damage to an heirloom. With modern steels these replicas are stronger than the originals too. Cowboy action shooters propelled the replica market, and I think it's great. Some historic guns long out of production are being made again for another generation to enjoy. What's not to like?
Great response!! +1
 

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Thanks.. I wasn't sure what to think of the replicas. I will have to take it out and shoot it and see what she does in the field.
 

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I have several replica C&B revolvers and a Rossi 1892. To use an original Colt's or Remington C&B is nnot wise. Added wear reduces value. Of the rplica C&B revolvers, I like the Uberti made revolvers. The Rossi 92 has performed flawlessly and I only shoot BP loads in it.

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Another thing about some of the Replicas is that some are just nice looking as the originals. The Shiloh Sharps Rifles I have seen would rival the originals. I saw one at gun show that is the prettiest rifle I've seen ever. The wood was beautifully grained, and finished walnut of some type. The Blueing was deep and like a mirror. Most replicas won't fall into this catagory, or price either. Others are just wonderful shooting copies of historical interest.
 
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