Someone gave me yesterday a "RG Industries Miami Florida" revolver model 23 chambered in .22 LR. This gun was bought in 1973 I think and hasn't been fired in many, many years. I've never heard of RG Industries and wonder if this gun would be safe to shoot? Any info is appriciated.
This clunk is worth exactly what you paid for it. "RG" stands for "Real Gunk".
The original Saturday Night Special. Junk. RG is long gone out of business, lawsuits I believe.
Safe to shoot? Probably. Pleasant to shoot? No.
Crack me up, one of those survived?
They were famous for jumping time, misfires and parts falling off.
I use those (and starter pistols) for the gun buy back programs.
An Iver Johnson revolver with a city chicken stick in the cylinder got me $50, along with a $6 blank gun...$50, no questions asked.
Come see my extensive collection of RGs and Clerkes...
Seriously, try it out, in .22 it may stay intact for you.
My grandparents still have one that they got in the early/mid '70s. I've shot it just for grins but it is quite a POS. If someone gave me one I'd take it but spend $$$ & go thru a NICS check/4473 for one?