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Offline LonesomePigeon

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Re: Confederate Handguns.
« Reply #15 on: August 29, 2016, 09:37:48 AM »
Great collection! It must have taken a long time to complete. What's the difference between the Leech and Rigdon (Uberti) and the Rigdon & Ansley Augusta (Uberti)?

Another thing I wonder is what is the correct finish on the original G&G and L&R? Didn't they have some parts like the loading levers or something left in the white?

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Re: Confederate Handguns.
« Reply #16 on: August 29, 2016, 10:23:22 AM »
L&R has cylinder with 6 bolt stop notches.  Rigdon & Ansley Augusta model have 12 bolt stops like the Manhattan revolvers did - the pair I have were made from a pair of L&Rs that had the 6 extra slots milled in the cylinders.

G&Gs were "as well finished as those made by the Patentee himself" according to an article in the Macon GA Telegraph on August 5 1862.  And a subsequent report by Cpt Cuyler who had been placed in charge of CS Ordinance at Savannah includes a paragraph that says "I demonstrated to the foreman the process of case hardening, tmpering springs, and tinning steel without the use of acids and described the manner of bluing."

I would take it from these reference and others that CCH and Blue were the finishes of the day.
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Re: Confederate Handguns.
« Reply #18 on: November 03, 2016, 10:38:10 PM »
At that price if you want one better get it now.