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Messages - Fingers McGee

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Navy Models / Re: Navy Arms G.U. 1851 Colt Navy, from the first run?
« on: April 22, 2017, 12:12:18 PM »
Great find Val.  The G&Us are collectable, and there have been a bunch of them show up on GB in the past couple years.   I've got a pair of Navy Arms G&U Griswold & Gunnisons that are unfired, uncleaned, and in 100% new condition with original grease in areas.  They are SN 10XX and 17XX.  The 17XX one has a 1960 date code and proof marks on the frame.  The 10XX one has no markings except the serial number on the frame.

Would love to see the NY Times article if you can provide a link. 

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Army Models / Re: Lyman 1860 Army - Stainless TG & BS
« on: April 20, 2017, 09:49:18 AM »
Hi, found this, 5th post down:

https://thefiringline.com/forums/showthread.php?t=251635

Regards,
Richard

Thanks for finding it.  I couldn't.  Thought I had it tagged; but ??????????

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Army Models / Re: Lyman 1860 Army - Stainless TG & BS
« on: April 19, 2017, 04:50:16 PM »
The Lyman revolvers were made by Armi San Paolo.  There should be a DGG stamp on the underside of the barrel.  And I believe the back strap and trigger guards on he Lyman's are nickel plated - not silver.

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Army Models / Re: Uberti 1860?
« on: April 14, 2017, 09:45:19 AM »
Hi Kirk, this will be my 37th BP revolver currently owned. Don't tell my wife.  *6'

 (jh  Only 37? 

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General Discussion / Re: Need some help identifying a couple of BPs
« on: April 05, 2017, 08:32:32 PM »
 (jh  Completely overlooked that.  Being a full fluted '61 makes it more desireable - and valuable

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General Discussion / Re: Need some help identifying a couple of BPs
« on: April 05, 2017, 04:48:33 PM »
The 1860 is a Uberti.  The Uberti makers mark is visible on the frame in the Army1 photo.  There is an XXV (1969) dated code on the right side of the frame in the Army2 picture

THe brass framed 1862 Pocket Police has a BH (1996) date code on it.  If it was sold by CVA, there would be a CVA logo in he frame and if it was a kit, there would not have been a date code or proof marks.  Chances are that they were both originally sold by Navy Arms - which took over Replica Arms.

You may have paid a little more than you should have for the 1860; but you got the Pocket Police at a good price.  All in all, you did OK.

Congratulations!  Be sure to submit a field report after you take them to the range

FM

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Griswold & Gunnison / Re: G&G On Sale
« on: March 31, 2017, 04:24:04 PM »
That's a good price. 

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Gunsmithing/Tuning/Parts & Repairs / Re: SliX-Shot nipples
« on: March 14, 2017, 10:02:36 AM »
Not all nipples are created equal.  The Paterson obviously uses a shorter nipple than a later model Colt replica.  Have you tried the Slix Shots on another Pietta in your collection - an 1851 or 1860?  And, what was the result?When the SlixShots first came out, there was a problem with nipples too long for some models and manufacture dates.  Pietta Patersons may fall into that category.

I would not shoot the pistol with the hammer hitting the nipple.  You will peen the nipples and damage the face of the hammer.  Don't ask me how I know.  You can cut the face of the hammer back to compensate for the length of the nipples if you desire.

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General Discussion / Re: My "Keeper" Collection
« on: March 11, 2017, 02:04:00 PM »
Nice set of 'keepers'. 

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Tucker & Sherrard / Re: Tucker and Sherrard on Gunbroker
« on: March 07, 2017, 04:47:37 PM »
Yep, you've got a fugitive case and accessories out there somewhere.

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Tucker & Sherrard / Re: Tucker and Sherrard on Gunbroker
« on: March 07, 2017, 09:41:21 AM »
Uberti sold them both as individual pistols and cased sets.  The 400 cased sets that were made had a T prefixed serial number.  My cased set is T64. 

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Tucker & Sherrard / Re: Tucker and Sherrard on Gunbroker
« on: March 05, 2017, 09:12:15 PM »
Looks pretty good.  Price is too high IMNSHO.  I paid significantly less than the opening bid about 2 1/2 years ago - But then, I kinda stole it.  Last couple that sold went for less also.

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General Discussion / Re: Farthest Revolver Target and Hit It
« on: March 03, 2017, 09:59:04 AM »
Side match at a SASS match in 2010 or 2011 - don't remember which - shooting off hand duelist, managed four out of five hits (twice) on a 75 yard steel buffalo target with a SS 1851 Navy, 24 gr fffg BP, wonder wad & .380 rb RB. 

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Hi Fingers, it will be interesting on how Mike makes out with your Paterson. It may be just one revolver a bit too far even for him.  ;)

Regards,
Richard

I sure hope not.  I'd really like to shoot it.

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Hi, what is the worst BP replica revolver you have ever experienced?

So far, my most worst replica BP revolver is the Pietta Paterson. I have posted information on the inability to get Uberti parts, but it seems that the Pietta Patterson isn't any better.

What is the worst BP replica revolver you have ever experienced?

Regards,
Richard

Same-o Same-o - Pietta Paterson that I bought used - or at least it was dirty - I don't think it ever was used as in shot at a target or anything like that.  Main spring pops off the triggerguard and it overrotates and won't lock up.   

Mike has it now to try to make it work right.  I wish him all the luck in the world.

FM

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