Author Topic: Am I the "Father" of the modern replica "Schneider & Glassic" Revolver???  (Read 2145 times)

Offline Southron

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Back in 1976 I was working for Euroarms of America and tasked with the job of writing and producing the company's first catalog. At the time, Euroarms produced a .44 caliber "Fantasy" revolver with a brass frame.

So, I did some research and as best as I can remember I found out about an obscure revolver maker in Memphis, Tenn (?) that might have made something similar to our Fantasy revolver.

Being a historian and a 'Dyed in the Wool' Southerner, I put the revolver in our catalog under the name of a "rare" Schneider & Glassic revolver replica.

Next thing I knew, those "rare" revolvers were selling fairly well. Guess everyone wanted a copy of that Confederate revolver that might or might not have existed!!!

Geeze...who would have ever thought that would happen!

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Well, I made my own copy from a Navy brasser that happened to have an un-engraved cylinder. Sweet looking gun!
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Offline Fingers McGee

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Well, the Schneider & Glassick was a .36 caliber brass framed copy of a Colt 1851 Navy; not .44.  Italian replica makers were producing Schneider & Glassick copies in the '60s (GLB, PR & I believe COM).
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Well, the Schneider & Glassick was a .36 caliber brass framed copy of a Colt 1851 Navy; not .44.  Italian replica makers were producing Schneider & Glassick copies in the '60s (GLB, PR & I believe COM).

Fingers, mine is a .36 made by ASM. There is a link to it on this forum:
http://blackpowdersmoke.com/revolvers/index.php/topic,221.0.html
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Dang, I completely forgot about ASM making them too.
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Dang, I completely forgot about ASM making them too.

Yeah, there's probably a bunch out there we don't even know about?
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Offline Henry Moon

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I was going to college in Alabama on the GI Bill in 1976 and money was really tight. I quit smoking so I could afford to shoot. A Dixie Gunworks brass frame 1851 kit, (which I called a "Schneider & Glassic") was all I could buy at time. I got my lead from digging out the backstop where the local Police and Sheriff's departments would go shooting. Tough times back then.