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Other Models / Re: So Close, So Far.......
« on: July 20, 2018, 10:25:19 AM »
That sure sucks.

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Walkers & Dragoons / Re: If you have the money
« on: July 13, 2018, 09:26:49 AM »
Nah,  I got outbid.   (7+"

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Colt Collecting / INformation on Stainless Steel Uberti Colts
« 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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Welcome Wagon / Re: Checking in from Djibouti & Missouri
« on: June 30, 2018, 11:20:36 AM »
Welcome to the fire Drobs

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Army Models / Re: Identifying a 1995 1860 Army
« on: June 18, 2018, 04:42:47 PM »
Good info Fingers. I'll try to remember that.

Is it only coincidental that ASM went out of business in 2002 - same time Colt's dropped the Sig Series line ???/ hmmmmmm

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Army Models / Re: Identifying a 1995 1860 Army
« on: June 18, 2018, 10:20:45 AM »
ASMs from early 90s and earlier are usually very good.  I have a 3rd model dragoon from 1977 that is excellent, and a nickel plated Walker from 1979 that is also very good.  I've had other ASMs that were good; but have not had many from the 90s.  ASMs quality started going down around the time between the 2nd Gen and Sig Series Colts were made.

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Army Models / Re: Identifying a 1995 1860 Army
« on: June 16, 2018, 04:46:07 PM »
Armi San Marco used:  "Armi San Marco", San Marco", "Marco", "ASM", "SM", and an "SM within an A"  Your 1860 is an Armi San Marco.

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General Discussion / Re: Which cap n' ball revolvers have you tried?
« on: June 15, 2018, 09:16:53 AM »
1847 .44 Walker
1848 .44 2nd Model Dragoon
1848 .44 3rd Model Dragoon
1858 .44 Remington
1858 .36 Remington Navy
1837 .36 Paterson
1849 .31 Colt Pocket
1851 .36 Colt
1851 .36 Colt US Marshall
1851 .44 Colt US Marshall
1860 .44 Colt
1861 .36 Colt
1861 .36 Colt US Marshall
1861 .36 Whitney
1862 .36 Colt Pocket Navy (SS)
1862 .36 Colt Pocket Police (SS)
1862 .36 Griswold & Gunnison
1862 .36 Schneider & Glassick
1862 .36 Leech and Rigdon
1862 .36 Leech and Rigdon Sheriffs model
1862 .36 Spiller & Burr
1862 .44 LeMat

I'm probably leaving some off - Most of those listed are pairs for CAS

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Shooter13,   I don't have a 2nd gen Dragoon but if you haven't read this informative article before it may help you determine which cap/nipple combination to use on your Dragoon.
http://www.theopenrange.net/forum/index.php?topic=9093.msg62297#msg62297

What Mike said.

With that being said, Rem #10s work on my ASM 3rd Model Dragoon and Walker.

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Welcome Wagon / Re: New member from Europe
« on: May 16, 2018, 09:45:24 AM »
Hi there,

Glad to join this bunch of Colt fanatics. Hope to be of any use  L@.

David

Welcome to Colt Country from Missouri David  )l_

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Navy Models / Re: London 51 Colt
« on: April 27, 2018, 09:51:31 AM »
AFAIK they were all without.

+1

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Welcome Wagon / Re: Hello - new member here -
« on: April 22, 2018, 10:52:38 AM »
Welcome to the forum pitfighter !  :-*

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Colt Cousins / Re: Confederate Handguns.
« on: April 20, 2018, 04:50:51 PM »
Wow Fingers that's a hell of a collection. Love that Dance, they are high up on my "need to buy" list.

I sold the one in the picture a while back.  IIRC it was to Hewy.  In fact, there are probably five or six from that photo that I sold in Jan/Feb 2017.

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Powder Horns & Flasks / Re: Also found a Colt flask
« on: April 20, 2018, 10:21:05 AM »
Here are 7 of the nine different 2nd Gen flasks,  The two missing are variations of the Walker/Dragoon flask. All 2nd Gen flasks, except the Dixon bag flask, have Colt's Patent embossed on the face.


W5095 - Small Eagle flask with deep blue/black finish for Baby Dragoon, Pocket Navy, and Pocket Police flask
W5046 - Bag Flask in the US Grant Commemorative 1851 Navy
 W5047 V1 - Medium flask with deep blue/black finish for F series 1851 and 1861 Navies
 W5047 V2 - Medium flask with a blue/gray finish in the R.E.Lee commemorative 1851 Navy
 W5047 V3 - Medium flask with a pewter finish for late C series 1851 Navies
 W5083 - Medium flask with a heavy blue/black finish for F series 1860 Armies. The W5047 V1
 and W5083 are identical except for the powder spout.
 W5056 3 - Walker/Dragoon flask - other variations are finished or stamped differently.
 

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Percussion Caps and Primers / Re: After-Market Nipples
« on: April 15, 2018, 08:34:51 PM »
Mark,

Try Desperado Cowboy Bullets http://cowboybullets.com/SliX-Products_c_15.html 

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