Rule the ranch with the latest addition to the Heritage product line: The Rough Rider Rancher. This carbine bridges the gap between rifle and revolver for simplicity and portability. The included leather sling makes the Rancher comfortable to carry, and the installed adjustable buckhorn sights allow for quick and clear sighting on the target.
Based on the recently introduced Rough Rider 16-inch Revolver, the new Rough Rider Rancher blends Heritage Manufacturing’s popular single-action revolver technology with the romantic flair of the Old West revolving carbines.
“Revolving rifles” emerged in the early 19th century when Samuel Colt refined the concept of a repeating rifle based on an indexed rotating cylinder. This was followed by the more popular Colt Model 1855 revolving carbine, which saw duty on the Pony Express and limited action in the American Civil War. These carbines, with their clean lines and ubiquitous Western charm, continue to hold a fascination for American shooters and firearm enthusiasts who appreciate the fusion of classic frontier firearm styling and conventional precision manufacturing.
Enter the Heritage Rough Rider Rancher Carbine. Chambered for .22 LR, the Rough Rider Rancher is based on Heritage Manufacturing’s single-action, spurred hammer pistol design that delivers tight cylinder lock-up and precision timing. Additional safety comes via a manual hammer block integrated into the recoil shield opposite the loading gate. The cylinder holds six rounds of .22 LR.
Matched to the frame is a 16.125-inch barrel that is micro-threaded to ensure an ideal barrel/cylinder gap for accuracy and to maximize cartridge performance. Unique to the Rough Rider Rancher is a finger hook beneath the trigger guard. This provides comfortable firing hand positioning for optimal trigger and muzzle control. Topping the barrel is a fixed front sight and an adjustable buckhorn-style rear sight that takes advantage of the rifle’s long sight radius while presenting a classic sight picture.
For shouldering, the Rough Rider Rancher incorporates an elegant solid walnut stock with grip-enhanced checkering along the wrist. The stock’s durable matte finish complements the rifle’s traditional black oxide finish.
Since the Rough Rider Rancher Carbine is ideally suited for not only plinking and target shooting but also for small-game hunting and varmint control, a thick, adjustable leather sling is included. The sling secures to the rifle with quick-release, screw-type swivels featuring a stud mount in the stock and a full barrel band. Use the sling for easy field carry around the farm or when hunting, or quickly remove it for the target range.
- Manufacturer: Heritage
- Model: Rough Rider Rancher
- Caliber: 22LR
- Barrel Length: 16.125″
- Grooves: 8
- Twist Rate: 1:16″ Right Hand
- Overall Length: 32″
- Front Sight: Fixed
- Rear Sight: Adjustable Buckhorn
- Stock: Walnut with Checkering
- Finish: Black Oxide
- Frame Material: Aluminum Alloy
- Cylinder Materal: Alloy Steel
- Capacity: 6 Rounds
- Weight: 4.12 lbs.
- Features: Leather Sling