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Rhino Bottom Barrel

Discussion in 'Centerfire Pistols & Revolvers' started by Kestral, Apr 23, 2011.

  1. Kestral

    Kestral Member

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    Just received a catalog from Chiappa ( Italy )showing they are still retailing the 38/357 2" to 6" bottom barrel revolver.I hope to order one, the 4" if I can get around the freight problems we now have..
  2. woolleyworm

    woolleyworm Active Member

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    I've seen/read about them and while I think they're ugly as sin, I'd still love to get my hands on one to shoot. Function and purpose comes before eye appeal in the case of a firearm, I'd like to see for myself how much of a difference the offset barrel makes.. I haven't seen one in any of the LGS's yet, but I'm sure it won't be long.
  3. Dutchboy

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    I've only held one. Never shot one. It's a butt ugly gun, but it does feel very comfortable in the hand. The price tag was over $700. Kind of steep.
  4. Jim Hauff

    Jim Hauff New Member

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    I think they are "neat" looking - nice concept - kind of a simplified MATEBA???
  5. gdmoody

    gdmoody Moderator Supporting Member

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    They had a good write up in the American Rifleman this month. I agree that is it a very ugly gun, but I too would would like to fire one.
  6. AmmoForSale.com

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    I got to handle one at a local shop but it was just purchased before I walked in. The new owner was nice enough to let me check it out. There was a bit of a line to get some hands on.

    It is ugly as sin but I like to support advancements. I own a Bullmastiff so ugly is good for me.

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  7. 45Auto

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    It looks alot like the discontinued Mateba Model 6 Unica (also Italian). For this reason, I would be concerned that, like the makers of the Mateba, the manufacturer of this revolver will not stand behind their warrantly.
  8. mesinge2

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    IMO, the 2" is fugly but the 6". I don't know what's wrong with me, but I could own the 6" stainless:

    .357 Magnum Chiappa Rhino 60DS 6 inch Barrel.jpg
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