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Colts / Pair of Uberti SS 1851 Navies from GunBroker
« on: May 09, 2017, 10:41:41 PM »
Just won these on Gunbroker the other day.  Listing was for "Uberti stainless engraved black powder revolver "
 Of course the only engraving was the roll engraved naval battle scene on the cylinder. They were imported by Allen Firearms of Santa Fe, NM and are two more in my search for these rare Uberti Stainless Colt's. Total known & documented is now up to 31.

Colts / 2nd Gen Garibaldi Commemoative
« on: February 24, 2017, 01:22:07 PM »
Just got this one last week.  2nd Generation Colt 3rd Model Dragoon gold etched in a glass top case.  1 of 206 made.  This one came with all of the original boxes, packaging, and papers.  Price included a Sig Series 3rd Model Dragoon accessory set, Colt Dragoon charcoal blue and gold etched Zippo lighter, and a Colt Dragoon Case pocket knife. 

Got this in today's mail.  American Historical Foundation made these in the 1984/86 time frame.  They were made from C and F series 2nd Gens.  Hand engraved and silver plated.  They made 100 of each, Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps commemoratives.  This one is #7 of 100.  The Army one I have is #52 (?) of 100.  I would check it; but it's under a bunch of stuff in the safe.


Trading Post / Need to make room for more stuff - update 1/24/16
« on: January 12, 2017, 11:51:11 AM »
I've run out of room to put new acquisitions for my collection; so, I've decided to let a few go.  Prices are shipped:

1.  Uberti G&G, blank cylinder  SOLD

2.  Pietta Schneider and Glassick, .36 Cal roll engraved cylinder, Shows signs of being shot - but couldn't have been much, nipples look new.  a few dings around the wedge.  Mfg 1989.  $200.00 $185.00

3.  Lyman/ASP 1851 Navy; 36 cal, Nickel plated BS & square back TG, beautiful case colors; slight turn line; small scratches on left grip.  Mfg 1973.  $270.00

4.  Pietta Spiller & Burr; SOLD

5.  Pietta Wild Bill Hickok  SOLD

6.  Pietta/Traditions J.H. Dance. SOLD

7.  Navy Arms/Pietta Griswold & Gunnison; SOLD

8.  Uberti Paterson with loading lever  SOLD 

9.  Uberti Civilian Model 1861 Navy, .36 Cal, Brass BS/TG, 3 screw frame 100% NIB with original box.  Mfg 2009.  $325.00

10.  Uberti Leech and Rigdon SOLD

11.  Pietta 1851 Army Carbine. .44 Cal, Percussion, six shot, Brass framed, 12" barrel with permanently attached shoulder stock, mfg 1999.  $450.00 

Cased Sets / Engraved and gold plated 1862 Pocket Navy
« on: December 08, 2016, 05:58:56 PM »
Here is a 1 of 25 gold inlayed, engraved 2nd Generation 1862 Pocket Navy.  The back strap & trigger guard as well as the flask and mold are gold plated and the nipple wrench/screwdriver is engraved and gold inlayed.

Cased Sets / The North and The South Commemorative cased sets
« on: December 08, 2016, 05:57:02 PM »
American Historical Foundation had these Dragoon sets made in 1993 from 2nd Generation Colt Blackpowder 3rd Model Dragoons.  Engraved and gold inlayed w/gold plated BS & TG, each is a one of 50.  The north is in a high polish Blue and the South sports a French Gray finish.   

Colts / Just won these from Rock Island Auctions
« on: September 11, 2016, 10:37:44 PM »
1 of 25 engraved and cased Pocket Navy

Plus these 3rd Model Dragoons.  Each is a 1 of 50.

Confederate Revolvers / Handguns of the Confederacy
« on: August 23, 2016, 03:16:34 PM »
A while back I posted a photo of Confederate revolvers that did not include all models - cause I didn't have them all.  Now I do.  Here are the handguns used by the Confederacy that have had reproductions made:

Counter Clockwise from the top:
Griswold and Gunnison sheriffs model ( Uberti)
Tucker & Sherrard (Uberti)
Spiller & Burr (Pietta
Schneider & Glassick(Pietta)
Leech and Rigdon (Uberti)
Rigdon & Ansley Augusta (Uberti)
Navy LeMat (Pietta)
Griswold & Gunnison
J.H. Dance (Pietta)

Leech & Rigdon Sheriffs model (Pietta)

The Tucker & Sherrard, LeMat, and J.H.Dance are .44 caliber.  All others are .36

Confederate Revolvers / A LeMat for under $650
« on: August 15, 2016, 10:39:37 PM »
A bunch of years ago, I had a LeMat cavalry model.  I shot it a few times & found it was fun to shoot 9 rounds from the cylinder & 1 shot load from the arbor/barrel.  I ended up selling it (for more than I paid) because I wanted something else and the LeMat was just gathering dust.  Sometime after I sold the LeMat, I became a "Collector", of mostly NIB replica revolvers, hanging on to whatever I bought regardless of whether tey'd ever be 'used'. 

I've been trying to replace that LeMat for a few years now.  Only problem is, the price of even a used LeMat has skyrocketed.  You can't find one on GunBroker for less than a $900 starting bid and most are over $1000.  That is till recently.  I managed to snag one off of GunBroker for $606.  It arrived on Saturday.  Took some time today to take it apart & clean it.  Cannot get the side plate screw loose.  It'll have to soak in Kroil for a few days.  Rest of disassembly went smooth.  It had a fine sheen of rust on all the parts that came clean with some RB17 and Balistol.  It had supposedly been fired; but you couldn't tell it.  Box is near perfect & all he papers came with it.  Since there was some Dixie Gun Works papers in it; I'm supposing they were the retailer that  sold it.  In checking it out, it was almost impossible to cock the hammer with one hand, took two hands and you had to pull it back quickly to get the sear to engage.  I think the bolt is sticking or damaged because the cylinder does not lock at full cock and slips a little when you let the hammer down.  Of course, I cannot do a thing till I can get the side plate off.  Once I get it 'tuned up' we'll do a range report.

I've got a complete CSA Replica set now.

Here are a couple pictures of it.


Cased Sets / New 3rd Model Dragoon
« on: January 26, 2016, 11:53:04 PM »
Just bought this one today. 

2nd Generation C1770MN nickel plated, ivory stocked, 0ne of twenty.

Cased Sets / Union and Confederate Commemorative Dragoons by AHF
« on: May 07, 2015, 06:40:52 PM »
Just bought The American Historical Foundation commemorative Union and Confederate Dragoons.  These were 2nd Gen Colt 2nd and 3rd Model Dragoons that were obtained by the AHF around 1988 and engrave & plated.  The gold plated 3rd model Dragoon is the Union Commemorative and the silver plated 2nd model Dragoon is the Confederate Commemorative.  Each is 1 of 125 made.

Pocket Revolvers / Stainless Steel Uberti 1862 Pocket Navy Colt.
« on: April 20, 2015, 10:40:30 PM »
I've been posting a thread for a about 5 years now about Stainless Steel Colt's made by Uberti in the 1980s.  Well, I've managed to snag another one today.  An 1862 Pocket Navy made in 1984.

Cased Sets / Uberti "Colt" 2nd Model Dragoon
« on: September 09, 2014, 10:46:52 PM »
I just love mislabeled items on GB.  In reality, it is a Uberti reproduction of the Texas made Tucker Sherrard & Company .44 cal Dragoon.  SN T64 made in 1989 with all the packaging plus the case & mold that it came with.  Unfortunately, the flask is missing; but the correct Texas Alamo flask is on order from the Possible Shop.  There were only 400 of these cased sets made & I have finally gotten one. 

Colts / Stainless Steel Percussion Colt's
« on: June 18, 2014, 11:08:28 AM »
Update 9 May 2017

Here's the latest on these rare Ubertis.  Two more identified last weekend that I was the winning bidder on from Gunbroker.

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 complete model list, known so far, 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 31. I have nine - or will have nine -of these revolvers and know of twenty two in the hands of other collectors or BP shooters. The latest two that have been identified were listings for two 1851 Navies on Gun Broker.  Two of the known revolvers are in Switzerland, and one is in England.  The Swiss models are marked Hege and the English model has the typical Allen Firearms barrel address.

Anyone with information concerning Allen Firearms, Southwest Muzzleloaders Supply or any other Uberti Stainless Steel Colt style revolvers is requested to contact  I am seeking information as to models, manufacture dates, serial numbers, barrel markings, barrel lengths, trigger guards, and any other characteristics as well as any catalog, brochure and original packaging information.

Cased Sets / Latest acquisitions
« on: February 18, 2014, 11:03:47 AM »
This forum is dead as a doornail.  wonder how long it'll take for someone to comment on this post.

Oh, yeah.  Here are my latest 2nd Gen purchases.  Both NIB with original boxes & papers.  1st one is a 1st year manufacture (1971) that came in the black SAA box & second one is from 1974 that came in the two tone tan box with sleeve.

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