So my $700 replica gun came
Friday, June 8, 2007

I am not going to post pics right now, instead I am going to post a rant.

I received my $709.50 purchase today. Straight from Sidkits in Italy. Out of a limited run of 50.

Lets start from the top.

Wrong number of the limited series sent (we agreed on one he sent a different, though I must admit it was the first number we discussed).

Gun came in two parts, front half was damaged at the joint, it appears to have BROKEN in the past and been machine fixed. Makes me wonder if I can snap it open, it may just snap again.

Cylinder is mis-shapen at some points during its rotation its flush against the hammer side of the gun, other points the gap nears a half inch, I cannot believe how shoddy that is at $709.50

It came missing parts! That's right on top of everything else, it came missing pieces. The bullets did not come with it.

So all in all I spent weeks agonizing over saving, days tormenting myself over spending so much, weeks waiting in torment for it to arrive, and in the end it goes back tomorrow for a full refund, except that I have to pay to have it shipped back to Italy!

Goramm Piece of Luh Suh!

Captain Caille Jensen
Not so Shiny!


Friday, June 8, 2007 5:26 PM


The funny thing is I still intend to use the vendor, he also does a Metal Mal Pistol, and since he has been so great in dealing with the refund due to my dissatisfaction I have no qualms dealing with him again.

I just would not recommend the Vash Metal Replica (Seemed a 'Verse apperpo gun).


Friday, June 8, 2007 5:19 PM


Oooh....definitely not shiny or of the good, Cailieg. Just glad you're getting a refund, cuz international civil suits are a pain in the pigu, let me tell you:(


Friday, June 8, 2007 11:59 AM


My condolences, Captain. Not sure which gun you getting from Italy, but if it was a Civil War-era replica, I can only suggest one thing: Uberti. They make the best replicas hands-down. The only nearest-best competitor is Pietta and they not really in Uberti's league, just decent. Pietta's still often have machining issues and coloration problems. Had a similar tale of woe on my first purchase of my 1858 Remington. I ordered the Uberti Millenium and got shipped a Pietta instead. Noticed several probs right away -- the most egregious being they shipped the wrong item. Hope things get shinier for yah.


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