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Manhattan / Re: Manhattan Navy Series I
« Last post by Len on Today at 12:05:40 AM »
Someone did a rather good buy. Looks nice and not too much battered.
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Manhattan / Re: Another Manhattan at auction
« Last post by sourdough on February 22, 2018, 01:53:46 PM »
Manhattans don't come around very often.

I am amazed at the very short description of it by the seller. Screw slots are good, and it appears that the pistol is in very good condition.

Mazo, if you had jumped on it a bidding war may have resulted and the final price might have gone higher. I think the buyer did very well at $700, but there is that Internet Premium of 18%. in the fine print.

Oh, well, save your hard-earned money for the next "deal".  :) 

Jim
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Manhattan / Another Manhattan at auction
« Last post by mazo kid on February 22, 2018, 01:02:07 PM »
This was offered up a little over a month ago. I thought about bidding, but didn't :-[
https://www.proxibid.com/aspr/Manhattan-36-cal-Percussion-Revolver/39852045/LotDetail.asp?lid=39852045
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Manhattan / Re: Manhattan Navy Series I
« Last post by mazo kid on February 22, 2018, 01:00:16 PM »
This Manhattan was up for auction last month. I maybe should have bid on it, but didn't.

https://www.proxibid.com/aspr/Manhattan-36-cal-Percussion-Revolver/39852045/LotDetail.asp?lid=39852045
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Pocket Models / Re: Pocket Navy, also cheap
« Last post by Dave Shooter on February 21, 2018, 07:00:14 AM »
I have smallish hands and can get a full grip but curling the pinkie under the grip may give more comfortable trigger reach.
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Navy Models / Re: Pietta 1851 Yank - first smoke
« Last post by mike116 on February 21, 2018, 06:53:01 AM »
I like the steel sight Richard.    Brass is OK with brass furniture but the steel works good on this one.
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Pocket Models / Re: Pocket Navy, also cheap
« Last post by Captainkirk on February 21, 2018, 06:49:38 AM »
I just wondered. I have a baby dragoon and it feels like a toy in the hand. I can barely squeeze the tip of my finger into the TG.
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Pocket Models / Re: Pocket Navy, also cheap
« Last post by ssb73q on February 21, 2018, 06:38:39 AM »
Hi Kirk, the 1849/1862 frame is much smaller than the 1851. The 1849/1862 are tiny to hold in one's hand. The benefit of the smaller frame is that it hides away much easier than a full sized framed revolver.

Regards,
Richard
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Navy Models / Re: Pietta 1851 Yank - first smoke
« Last post by ssb73q on February 21, 2018, 06:34:49 AM »
Hi, while I don't have any more brass dovetail sights on hand, I did have a steel dovetail sight. Since the 1851 Yank has all steel hardware, maybe a steel front sight is in order. To that end I fitted a tall steel sight that was cold blued to the Yank:





Laser boresighting show that the new front sight is much too tall and will need to be filed down to have poi=poa at the range. The sight can then be cold blued.

BTW, while I thought it would be much tougher to file and fit a Track of the Wolf steel sight compared to the brass, it was almost as easy. I suspect that the steel used in the sight is free machining steel.

Regards,
Richard
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Pocket Models / Re: Pocket Navy, also cheap
« Last post by Captainkirk on February 21, 2018, 05:10:53 AM »
Very nice iron, Richard. How do the pockets feel in the hand compared to, say, a Navy?
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