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Army Models / Re: Pietta 1860 Old Silver
« Last post by valforgettaboutit on Today at 10:55:41 AM »

This message board has been pretty quiet lately. I hope it is that most members are out shooting and don't have time for posting?


I actually just got back from vacation a little bit ago, but now I'm back to post random stuff again. Good going with the Old Silver Richard!
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Army Models / Re: Pietta 1860 Old Silver
« Last post by Dellbert on July 15, 2018, 07:21:22 PM »
Nice looking revolver Richard. Glad you were able to get your moneys worth out of it.
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Army Models / Re: Pietta 1860 Old Silver
« Last post by ssb73q on July 15, 2018, 07:33:14 AM »
Hi, my son-in-law and I put the Old Silver 1860 with stainless .45 Colt conversion cylinder through its paces yesterday. Fired 200rds at steel targets, there's nothing like a steel gong orchestra. Not one hiccup with the Old Silver.

This message board has been pretty quiet lately. I hope it is that most members are out shooting and don't have time for posting?

Ordered an AR550 1/2x12" gong to use with high powered rifle:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B06Y6337F9/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

The steel orchestra keeps getting bigger and louder.  )l_ )l_

Regards,
Richard
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Walkers & Dragoons / Re: If you have the money
« Last post by Fingers McGee on July 13, 2018, 09:26:49 AM »
Nah,  I got outbid.   (7+"
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Walkers & Dragoons / If you have the money
« Last post by ssb73q on July 13, 2018, 08:45:54 AM »
Hi, if you have the money you could own this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ZY7u6gs0G8

I wonder if Fingers was the buyer?  (jh (jh

Regards,
Richard
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Winchester / Re: Another Uberti '73
« Last post by valforgettaboutit on July 12, 2018, 10:10:20 AM »
That is a fine looking rifle.
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Winchester / Re: Another Uberti '73
« Last post by bigted on July 12, 2018, 04:17:36 AM »
Well my friend, did the cobwebs get burned away?
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Lead casting / Re: Lead pipe
« Last post by scooby on July 10, 2018, 11:09:53 AM »
Watch for any joints just in case any sections were soldered together. The solder is of a hard alloy. If you melt a joint with the pipe, you will harden the softer pipe.

Good find. I have scrounged my fair share of the same stuff several times.
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Welcome Wagon / Re: Checking in from Djibouti & Missouri
« Last post by valforgettaboutit on July 10, 2018, 11:06:41 AM »
Welcome Drobs!
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Colt Collecting / INformation on Stainless Steel Uberti Colts
« Last post by Fingers McGee on July 10, 2018, 10:57:03 AM »
It's been a while since I've posted this request for info.  Lets see what shakes out.

In the early to mid 1980s, Uberti produced a line of stainless steel percussion Colt revolvers that were imported to the US by Allen Firearms, Santa Fe, NM; Southwest Muzzleloaders Supply, Inc. Angleton, TX, Uberti USA, and possibly others.  They are now also known to have been sold in Europe under the HEGE dealer name. 

Phil Spangenberger did an article about these stainless revolvers in the October 1983 issue of Guns and Ammo Magazine. According to the article, the models that were being imported were the 1851 Navy, 1860 Army, 1861 Navy, 1862 Pocket Navy, and 1862 Pocket police. Thanks to Dr. J.L. Davis of RPRCA, Claremore, OK, I have a 1984 price list for Uberti products that lists fourteen different models of Stainless Steel Colts produced by Uberti at that time. Subsequent price lists expanded the line to 16 models by adding 4 ½ inch barreled Pocket Navy and Pocket Police. The known model list is:

1851 Navy, Oval Trigger guard Revolver, Cal. .36
1851 Navy, Square back Trigger guard Revolver, Cal. .36 *@
1851 Navy, “Sheriff’s Model” Oval Trigger guard Revolver, Cal. .36 *
1851 Navy, “Sheriff’s Model” Square back Trigger guard Revolver, Cal. .36
1860 Army, Military, Cut For Stock, Cal. .44 *@
1860 Army, Military, With Fluted Cylinder, Revolver, Cal. .44*@
1861 Navy, Military, Cut For Stock, Revolver, Cal. .36 * @
1861 Navy, Civilian, Revolver, Cal. .36
1861 Navy, Military, With Fluted Cylinder, Revolver, Cal. .36*
1861 Navy, Civilian, With Fluted Cylinder, Revolver, Cal. .36
1862 Police, Semi-Fluted Cylinder, Revolver, Cal. .36, Barrel 4 ½”@
1862 Police, Semi-Fluted Cylinder, Revolver, Cal. .36, Barrel 5 ½”*@
1862 Police, Semi-Fluted Cylinder, Revolver, Cal. .36, Barrel 6 ½”
1862 Pocket Navy, Engraved Cylinder, Revolver, Cal. .36, Barrel 4 ½”*
1862 Pocket Navy, Engraved Cylinder, Revolver, Cal. .36, Barrel 5 ½”*@
1862 Pocket Navy, Engraved Cylinder, Revolver, Cal. .36, Barrel 6 ½”
(* - have identified location of examples of these models)
(@ - have this model)

The current total of known revolvers is thirty three. I have nine of these revolvers and know of twenty Four in the hands of other collectors or BP shooters. Two of the known revolvers are in Switzerland, one is in England, one in Spain, and now one has turned up in Poland.  The Swiss and Polish models are marked Original Hege on the barrel, the English model has the typical Allen Firearms barrel address, and the one in Spain has a blank barrel.

Anyone with information concerning Allen Firearms, Southwest Muzzleloaders Supply or any other Uberti Stainless Steel Colt style revolvers is requested to contact fingersmcgee@charter.net  I am seeking information as to models, manufacture dates, serial numbers, barrel markings, barrel lengths, trigger guards, and any other characteristics as well as catalog, brochure, and original packaging information. 
Of course, if anyone has any for sale, I would be interested in that also.
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