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1861 ASM Navy with Colt Markings
« on: June 16, 2017, 07:18:28 AM »
Fellas,

Wanted to share a few photos of this recent acquisition.  It has a date code of "AI", 1982, which I think puts it at the end of production of the 2nd Generation guns?  I have been after a civilian version of the 1861 and was glad to see this one come along.  I would describe the overall condition as really good and seems to me like it's had very little use, looks like it might've been used a little bit way back when, cleaned up and then put away.  The nipples show very little in the way of evidence of firing, nor does the hammer, chamber mouths still really sharp, bore is great, wedge has hardly a scrape mark, etc.

I've read all the varying threads on the ASM's with Colt markings, haven't seen any 1861's with those markings.  I know some collect the ASM's with Colt markings, this is my first one of those, but I have several other ASM products, which I am really fond of.  Any additional info or insight would be appreciated.








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Re: 1861 ASM Navy with Colt Markings
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2017, 08:55:22 AM »
Nice find! That is gorgeous.
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Re: 1861 ASM Navy with Colt Markings
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2017, 08:58:16 AM »
Hi Whip, that's a nice looking revolver. What makes this 1861 different than a Civilian 1860? Is it .36 or .44 caliber? Oh, you did say Navy, .36.

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Re: 1861 ASM Navy with Colt Markings
« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2017, 10:02:33 AM »
Is the ASM marking on the frame or under the barrel?
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Re: 1861 ASM Navy with Colt Markings
« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2017, 10:20:45 AM »
Is the ASM marking on the frame or under the barrel?

It is under the barrel.  Meant to include a pic of that, or at the very least include that location in my description.

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Re: 1861 ASM Navy with Colt Markings
« Reply #5 on: June 16, 2017, 04:44:30 PM »
Thanks Whip. 
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Re: 1861 ASM Navy with Colt Markings
« Reply #6 on: June 16, 2017, 04:46:21 PM »
Very nice pistol, sir!

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Re: 1861 ASM Navy with Colt Markings
« Reply #7 on: June 17, 2017, 09:57:41 PM »
This is the first ASM '61 I've seen with Colt markings. Very nice find!

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Re: 1861 ASM Navy with Colt Markings
« Reply #8 on: June 18, 2017, 12:15:44 PM »
Thanks.  I jumped on it and was surprised I didn't get outbid.  I haven't seen many ASM 61's reported with the Colt markings either.  I tore it down yesterday and there is very little in the way evidence of use.  Even the nipples came right out with very little effort.

The color case hardening has a kind of flat sheen to to it, rather than a polished glossier look.  Is that intentional or just the way it turned out?

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Re: 1861 ASM Navy with Colt Markings
« Reply #9 on: June 18, 2017, 12:23:24 PM »
I don't know about the color case hardening but I do like the CCH on Armi San Marco's from that time period. Especially when it fades a little, I think it looks very similar to worn real bone charcoal CCH.

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Re: 1861 ASM Navy with Colt Markings
« Reply #10 on: June 25, 2017, 04:33:27 PM »
Very nice ASM. 1861 Civilian Navies are a favorite.
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Re: 1861 ASM Navy with Colt Markings
« Reply #11 on: June 26, 2017, 07:34:48 AM »
It looks very nice whip. The 1861 is a grand holster revolver.

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Re: 1861 ASM Navy with Colt Markings
« Reply #12 on: June 28, 2017, 08:14:36 AM »
Very nice! So many models, so little time.

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Re: 1861 ASM Navy with Colt Markings
« Reply #13 on: June 28, 2017, 09:53:48 AM »
Thanks fellas, plan to take it shooting later this week or early next, will file a report.

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Re: 1861 ASM Navy with Colt Markings
« Reply #14 on: June 28, 2017, 05:42:33 PM »
Looking forward to the report.