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gorn5150
04-12-2012, 2:30 PM
Does anyone have a NAA Earl? The more I research them the more I am wanting one. If you have one let me know what you think of it.

caldude
04-12-2012, 2:56 PM
I'd like to know too - it's been on my want list for awhile.

Gunblast did a review on one when they first came out. Of course, they liked it (don't they always?).

gorn5150
04-14-2012, 11:16 AM
I think it would make a nice little snake gun for fishing. I didn't realize how many different variations of it there are.

AlbcAlbrr
04-14-2012, 7:04 PM
NSS only has 2 items on the DOJ list:

Model Gun Type Barrel Length Caliber Exp Date
NAA-22LR / Stainless Steel Revolver 1.125" .22 LR 1/24/2013
NAA-22MS / Stainless Steel Revolver 1.125" .22 Magnum 1/24/2013

So don't hold your breath waiting for one.

sephy
04-14-2012, 9:13 PM
NSS only has 2 items on the DOJ list:

Model Gun Type Barrel Length Caliber Exp Date
NAA-22LR / Stainless Steel Revolver 1.125" .22 LR 1/24/2013
NAA-22MS / Stainless Steel Revolver 1.125" .22 Magnum 1/24/2013

So don't hold your breath waiting for one.

That's right and the NAA revolvers are not exempt from the roster because they aren't long enough.

Link to information on roster (http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=441766)

wilit
04-14-2012, 9:22 PM
That's right and the NAA revolvers are not exempt from the roster because they aren't long enough.

Link to information on roster (http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=441766)

From the link you posted...

Per 12133PC, certain handguns are Roster-exempt. These include:

Single-action Revolvers, capable of holding 5 or more rounds, with 3 minimum barrel length and 7.5 minimum overall length when assembled.

The Earl 3" has a 3" barrel and a 6.75" OAL.
The Earl 4" has a 4" barrel and a 7.75" OAL.

The Earl 3" doesn't meet the exemption requirements, but the 4" does.

sephy
04-14-2012, 9:30 PM
From the link you posted...



The Earl 3" has a 3" barrel and a 6.75" OAL.
The Earl 4" has a 4" barrel and a 7.75" OAL.

The Earl 3" doesn't meet the exemption requirements, but the 4" does.

Oh now that's good information! I didn't know they made the 4"

ke6guj
04-15-2012, 10:12 AM
From the link you posted...



The Earl 3" has a 3" barrel and a 6.75" OAL.
The Earl 4" has a 4" barrel and a 7.75" OAL.

The Earl 3" doesn't meet the exemption requirements, but the 4" does.
I wonder if swapping the grips to the holster grip would give you enough length to be exempt witha a 3" barrel, http://northamericanarms.com/accessories/e-accessories/e-cc/ghg-m.html

CSACANNONEER
04-15-2012, 10:23 AM
I wonder if swapping the grips to the holster grip would give you enough length to be exempt witha a 3" barrel, http://northamericanarms.com/accessories/e-accessories/e-cc/ghg-m.html

How about a sheet metal inset under the grip which extends down and rearward? You know, like they do in England. It would be cheap and easy to make. Hell, we might even get NAA to install them at the factory. They've seemed open minded ans willing to help Californians in the past.

gorn5150
05-08-2012, 6:26 PM
Wow, I guess there aren't many of these things floating around. On a good note though, I stopped into a small gun shop about 40 miles from home. Old school shop full of old guns and some new ones.

They had a 3" Earl convertable. It was NIB, old stock with a real low serial number. The price was real good too. I picked it up today to bring home. This thing is nicer than I had anticipated. During the 10 day wait I found a guy on the NAA forum that hand makes leather holsters for the Earl. I ordered on from him and it fits perfect. Now I just need to get some range time on it.

VegasND
05-08-2012, 8:21 PM
I got a good deal on a used .22WMR NAA Black Widow a couple of years ago. I bought it to go with the little NAA .22lr my son bought me. It's a lot of fun but the more I look at these the better I think the Earl is. I'd like to pick up an Earl and wouldn't mind giving the Black Widow up to do so.

Good luck on finding an Earl you can buy. You'll probably have a lot of fun with it.