I would like to find information on the value of this handgun. The markings include: LASSERRE S.A AVELLANEDA ARGENTINA:RSA Ent.Inc. Ocean,N.J..
argintine wheelguns aren't a big ticket handgun,,and your's should be in the 150-200 range in good condition.. mabey a little more if extra clean
Thanks..after getting a look at the gun I noticed there were 2 screws on one side of the frame. Seems to have cracked. After getting other info that appears to be common with the gun.
I would say it's worthless in this condition!
I have one and it has the cracks you described. Do you think it is a safety issue?
I'd bet the cracks are near or centered on screws. DO NOT fire the piece os ****. I did test fire a 357 mag round without a problem.(I always test fire,or have the person selling a fire arm do it.)
I got the info on it afterward. I figure you already have fired it...Best thing to do is pawn it...it's a guilt free way to get rid of it and maybe get enough $$ for lunch at McDonalds (dollar menu).
Good luck...hit me back if you want.LATER!!!
I just took it to a gunsmith. He laughed and said those are not cracks, but the mating joints of individual pieces that are part of the original design. Sure looked odd with the "cracks" looking like they pass through the bolt holes. The head of the screws act to hold down the piece edges. I learned something He said I paid a premium at $160 a couple years ago and thought the 3.5 inch gun was excessively heavy.
I'm glad you got a "gunsmith's" input. The $160 you paid is concidered a fair price when you got it. However the Jersy importer has very little to do with the quality control of the production.
Argentina's claim to fame is the various silver ores found in the regine.
Check the internt. Better yet, see what your gunsmith will give you for it. Bring 50 rounds with you and ask him to fire all 50 in succession.
Bottom line is it's your decision.
Make it easy...get a Glock!!
The gun is not cracked. That is a laser cut that is meant to be there. The Rexio/Comanche brand .357 magnum is a very strong and reliable handgun. I personally own one and also a Ruger and S&W .357 magnum. It is on par with reliability with both Ruger and S&W. It is not as pretty or as smooth operating as a Ruger or S&W, but it shoots just as accurately.
Please, don't tell someone there is a problem with a firearm unless you know what you are talking about.
This brand of handgun got a bad rap from reviewers simply because it is an imported handgun. Keep in mind that all US manufacturers subscribe to the same gun blogs as consumers and they ALWAYS prefer their brands over imports.
I have the same gun and love it.
I have the Comanche III 357 Magnum without any cracks and I shoot it all the time. I also have a Smith & Wesson 357 Commander that looks just like it. I love the gun. I haven't had a problem with it.
I own one of the comanche III 357 mag. & "the crack" is not a crack....it was made that way.I use mine as my reg.tote & it is an excellant firearm in my opinion...very reliable & a good shooting gun !!!!Do your homework before posting something bad about a fireare.....this is a VERY GOOD PISTOL !!!!!
This is not a crack....if you look closely, that is a side panel & not a crack...although they are not expensive....I love mine, looks good, feels good in your hand & shoots well!!! I consider it a bargain & although I have S&Ws ,Rugars,Dan Wessons, this Comanche is my regular tote....get a magnifying glass & check it out closly & you will see what I mean!!!
Hello I'm from Argentina. In the year 2004 I bought a Comanche III revolver, it is chambered for the .357 magnum it features 2" barrel and its inox steel.
I just talked to the owner of the company who manufactures these guns. It was in the course of that year guns showroom. Its the most popular gun showroom on our country,(i think is the only one).
The gun is Ok, it costed me about 100 dollars. It has some machining details on the inner part of the frame where the cylinder is located, and some black marks on the outside of the frame. It looks rough, never fired quality or factory ammo, only cheapy and dangerous recharged bullets, some of those rounds seemed to be charged with dinamyte, while others were just like big firecrackers.
Anyway the gun is good, it functions pretty well, it is accurate (despite the awful ammo), but it does not look like a colt or S&W or Ruger. There are better brands and better qualities.
those are not cracks that is a side plate that comes off. the reciever body is not one piece like smith and wesson or colt.this is normal.
I bought a used Comanchee 357 because of the price wanting a cheap truck gun. After shooting it over the past year I love it. I compared it to a Smith and the only thing I could find different was the action on the Smith was a little smoother. Other than that I would have to say for the money it's really a great gun. Why pay more when you can get a great gun for a third the cost. That will do the very same thing the name brand guns will do.