Freedom Arms Model 83 Premier Grade

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Summary: The description, specs, pricing, photos and user ratings for the Freedom Arms Model 83 Premier Grade revolvers.

Manufacturer’s Description

The 6″ barrel.

Freedom Arms‘ Model 83 Premier Grade pistols are five-shot revolvers chambered in .500 Wyoming Express, .475 Linebaugh, 454 Casull, .44 Magnum, .41 Magnum or .357 Magnum. Available in a variety of barrel lengths (4.75″, 6″, 7.5″, 9″ and 10″), the Premier Grade has a bright, brushed finish with attention paid to cosmetic details. Premier Grade rear sights are screw adjustable for elevation and windage (you can also get fixed sights). Premier Grade grips are laminated hardwood with resin bonding.

All Model 83’s have a manual sliding bar safety.

The 10″ barrel.

Premier Grades have a limited lifetime warranty to the original owner.

MSRP: $2,370–$2,460

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2 thoughts on “Freedom Arms Model 83 Premier Grade

  1. Overkill

    The finest handgun I own. Period.

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  2. Kellen

    It ain’t cheap. Shell out that kind of dough and this will likely be the most expensive handgun you’ll ever own. But then it will also very likely be the best handgun you’ll ever own. I don’t need to go into the build quality of a Premier 83 because FA’s reputation speaks for itself. As for the cartridge, seems a lot of people are afraid of the recoil from a 475 Linebaugh, think it’s “too much” gun. Well yeah, if your top-end idea of magnum is a 357. Don’t get me wrong, 475 is a stout cartridge, very stout, but if you’re a competent and experienced shooter it is not a problem — and that goes for women as well as men. Also note that you can always practice with toned-down 480 Ruger cartridges at the range since 475 Linebaugh will fire both equally well. I use it primarily as my last line of defense against bears when hunting in the Northwest, especially in dim light conditions when that first shot is the one that counts. No such thing as “too much” gun when your life is on the line.

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