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Whitney / Umm...what?
« on: March 07, 2018, 02:45:13 PM »
Here is another "no clue" gun...advertised as a "steel frame Spiller and Burr"
Obviously it's a Whitney that some dumbass has Parkerized for reasons only known to themselves...might be a nice gun if you stripped the finish and left white.
Seller says "no signs of being fired"...well, probably not since Parkerized.

Colt Blackpowder Pins / Authentic Colt BP pin
« on: February 01, 2018, 01:30:29 PM »
Got this along with a transaction on a Walker recently. Anyone else collect these?

Starr DA and SA / NIB Pietta Starr on the way...
« on: February 01, 2018, 01:28:08 PM »
Just concluded a transaction on a NIB Pietta Starr SA revolver...something I've wanted for a long time. Hopefully will have it in a week or two. More to follow...

Rogers & Spencer / Euroarms R&S
« on: January 28, 2018, 06:26:54 PM »
Here are some photos of my Euroarms Rogers & Spencer replica. Date code is BC (2006) and as best I can tell, this one had never been fired. A real sweetheart and a mandatory part of any ACW collection, even though only a handful were thought to have seen service before the advent of metallic cartridges. As the story goes, almost the entire lot ended up in a warehouse being purchased by Bannerman's and sat there until the early 1900's when they were sold off as novelties and 'antiques'. Had this gun seen service, it would have most certainly been a favorite as it has combined the best features of several period firearms.

Schneider & Glassick / ASM 'Accidental' Schneider & Glassick
« on: January 28, 2018, 06:00:15 PM »
So-called 'accidental' S&G because ASM supposedly wasn't out to reproduce the S&G, but neglected to roll-engrave the cylinders (probably for cost savings) and slapped them on a .36 cal Navy brasser, and you are.

ASM brasser, dated code AD (1978)

Colts / MOVED: Let's see some 1860 Colt Armies
« on: January 26, 2018, 11:08:22 PM »

Colts / MOVED: My old new Army
« on: January 26, 2018, 11:07:23 PM »

Colts / MOVED: Navy Arms 1851 Colt Navy
« on: January 26, 2018, 11:03:26 PM »

« on: January 26, 2018, 11:02:20 PM »

Colts / MOVED: I'm in shock!!!
« on: January 26, 2018, 10:59:50 PM »

General Discussion / What, exactly, is a "collector"?
« on: January 26, 2018, 10:44:02 PM »
I asked this question on some other forums and was surprised at the answers I received...everything from uptight money-grubbing snobs to pansies who own BP guns but don't shoot them.
Wow. :o
Maybe some other places, but not on my turf, Jack. <|(
To me, a 'collection' is (usually) more than one of something alike, or similar. The value can be sentimental, or personal, in addition to historical, financial or any other typical mindset. Examples; as a kid, I collected baseball cards. Certainly no monetary value there, but it was my dream to have my fantasy baseball team in a shoebox, and I got there eventually. I don't feel blackpowder revolvers in a collection have to be rare, high value or even unusual; one could collect Pietta brass-framed revolvers if that was his or her kick and it would be a perfectly legitimate collection. It's great to see someone's Gregorelli & Uberti collection, but no less of a feat to collect old Navy Arms imports from the '60s and '70s, or even late model Piettas. Whatever flips your switch, in other words. And no other 'collector' has the right to downplay what is important to YOU, now or in the future. Please feel free to share your BP revolver collections here, be it a rare Centaure or G&U revolver, or a Pietta you picked up at Cabela's last week. I will be adding new categories here as well, for those who collect flasks, black powder pins, tools, etc. Share and enjoy! :)

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