As its own name states, Chiappa's SAA 22-10 revolver sports a staggering 10-shots capacity; it feeds through a full steel cylinder, whose replacement is all that takes to convert the SAA 22-10 from the .22 Long Rifle caliber to the much more powerful and performant .22 WMR (a.k.a. In order to provide an even more realistic feeling, Chiappa's SAA 22-10 revolver sports the original single-action trigger of the Colt 1873 SAA revolver, including the half-cock option that will allow the cylinder to spin and, if it's the case, to be removed and replaced with a pre-loaded one for faster reload.
As a matter of fact, Chiappa's new revolver does much more than just keeping a solid, noble tradition alive; it provides the look and feel of a legendary, much sought after 140-years-old revolver for a fraction of the cost, allowing experienced shooters to train or simply to practice leisure shooting without fearing to damage an expensive antique − or high-grade modern replica thereof; it provides a great "beginner's piece" to introduce newbies to Cowboy Action Shooting; and it helps to save on ammunition, which is getting increasingly expensive and hard to come by, especially in some calibers, due to the high demand on the still panicked U. Keeping on with Chiappa's tradition of perfect replicas, the SAA 22-10 is entirely manufactured out of steel, so to provide the original weight and balance of the legendary .45-caliber Colt 1873 SAA, a.k.a. It's not the first time that Chiappa launches a rimfire, sporing variant of the 1873 design: a few years ago, the six-shot, .22 Long Rifle "Plinkerton" and 1873-22 (a.k.a.
Chiappa's SAA 22-10 revolver is available with black plastic, ivory-colored plastic or Walnut grip panels, and in three different barrel lenghts: 4.¾", 5.½" and 7.½", all featuring a six grooves, RH, 1x16" rifling.
The 4.¾" and 5.½" barrel versions feature the typical SAA's fixed front and rear sights, while the 7.½" variant, also known as the "Match", comes equipped with a fixed raised front sight and an adjustable rear sight.
The Chiappa 1873 10-shot represents an effort to bring an affordable single-action plinker to the market.
Using a cast zamak-alloy frame, they look and feel like the old .45 Colt Peacemakers without being as expensive to buy.