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Offline Dave Shooter

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Marine revolvers
« on: August 19, 2018, 03:53:23 AM »
Got a question for the historians.  What, if any, cap and ball revolvers were used by the US Marines?

I've got an old friend and mentor who flew on phrogs in Vietnam.  He's into guns but doesn't have any cap and ball.  Was thinking of getting him a gift.
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Offline ssb73q

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Re: Marine revolvers
« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2018, 04:44:49 AM »
Hi Dave, an internet search suggests:

Colt 1851 Navy Revolver
Colt M1861 Navy

BTW, where is Hawg who would definitely know?

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Richard

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Re: Marine revolvers
« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2018, 05:28:04 AM »
Hi Dave, an internet search suggests:

Colt 1851 Navy Revolver
Colt M1861 Navy

BTW, where is Hawg who would definitely know?

Regards,
Richard

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Re: Marine revolvers
« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2018, 05:29:45 AM »
Hawg has been absent without leave for 2 months, and Sam is closing in

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Re: Marine revolvers
« Reply #4 on: August 19, 2018, 08:22:48 AM »
Dave:   I suggest that the 1851 and 1861 Navy's with the "US" stamp on the frame were issued to the Navy and Marines back in the day.   ....Jim

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Re: Marine revolvers
« Reply #5 on: August 19, 2018, 07:07:35 PM »
Hawg did the *unthinkable* and done got hissef hitched again. He's moving into a new (old) house and restoring it, no internet service yet.
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Re: Marine revolvers
« Reply #6 on: August 20, 2018, 05:47:45 AM »
There’s nothing better in the morning than the smell of bacon and black powder smoke!