Shop the Cabela's Bargain Cave - Save up to 70%!

Recent Posts

Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 10
1
Have you sold this gun?

Terry
Terry, The gun is still for sale.
2
Brass or iron frame?  Serial number?  Does it have a date code stamp?
Iron Frame, and I'll have to look at the rest. BTW, there are pictures, at least I can see them.
3
Have you sold this gun?

Terry
4
Brass or iron frame?  Serial number?  Does it have a date code stamp? 

5
An "Original" "Reproduction!" Ha
I have a First Year of Production Navy Arms, 1851 Navy Revolver in 36 Caliber that I could part with. If this interests you, please PM me.

this following descriiption is something I found on the interwebs re: this gun:
Quote
This gun has no Italian proof marks and is not marked blackpowder only. The only marks are "NAVY ARMS CO" on the left side of the frame and on the barrel top flat, on the right side of the barrel "MADE IN ITALY" and the letters "GU" in script. These guns began production in 1958 to be ready for the Centennial of the Civil War. They were produced by Gregorelli and Uberti. They are the earliest Navy Arms made. In the early days of the Navy Arms / Uberti connection, Gregorelli actually produced the metal parts for the revolvers and Uberti assembled them.

This is a copy of a "Civilian Model". None of the attachments for the shoulder stock are on this revolver. There are no safety pins on the breech of the cylinder and the hammer face does not have the notch for the pins. The hammer does sport a non-traditional square notch for a rear sight, very well done and visible to my old eyes. The revolver appears unfired. The cylinder is not engraved but smooth. Very nice and very early production, I believe 2000 were produced. These are very scarce and near impossible to find in such fine original condition.

These revolvers are extremely collectible. This is one of the first Uberti made replicas that Val Forgett had imported. Great find and it's worth preserving this very collectible piece. Also included is the original wood grain box and powder flask. The gun is in excellent condition and may not have been fired.
Attached Images

Click here for another forums thread on this revolver

There's a wood case and flask that accompany the gun, and they're in "ok" condition.

I'm still trying to figure out my asking price, and I'm open to offers.
6
General Discussion / Cabela's affiliate links
« Last post by Smokey on June 03, 2018, 06:17:57 PM »
Most members do not use the Cabela's links on these forums, but the same deal is offered here as any other Cabela's link or directly from Cabela's. It is much appreciated when members order through our links. The payoff is small, 3 percent or so, but the revenue helps with operational costs.
I find members posting affiliate links from other forums, members bragging about their purchase and posting other forum's affiliate links to their purchased products. Members and guests from Black Powder Smoke or the 1858 Remington forum, click the link and if they buy the item or browse and buy something else, the other forum gets a commission. How nice.
7
General Discussion / Revolver care
« Last post by tljack on June 01, 2018, 06:40:57 PM »
Yesterday I got all of my Cap and Ball revolvers out of their safes.  I updated my inventories, dissembled, cleaned and oiled each one.

It seems like I shoot the same ones all of the time. Really need to run some lead balls down range from some of the others!
8
Cased Sets / Re: Navy Arms 1960 numbered box set - is anyone familiar with this?
« Last post by tljack on April 20, 2018, 08:49:49 PM »
I am not sure about the Initials G & U. You are most likely correct about the G but if I remember correctly Uberti did not come on the scene for Navy Arms until a few years later.

Thank you for the welcome. From what I have been able to find online, Aldo Uberti began making the replica of the Colt 1851 for Val Forgett of Navy arms in late 1959.



Very nice looking G&U! Tjack is correct when he states these pistols (and a cased set to boot!) are sought after by replica collectors. Gregorelli & Uberti guns are early ones, and are not very common.

It looks like you are absolutely correct. Thanks for sharing this info.

Terry

I agree, it is pretty sweet :)  I will look into the other forums you suggested. Thanks
9
Cased Sets / Re: Navy Arms 1960 numbered box set - is anyone familiar with this?
« Last post by ivory on April 20, 2018, 12:14:47 AM »
I am not sure about the Initials G & U. You are most likely correct about the G but if I remember correctly Uberti did not come on the scene for Navy Arms until a few years later.

Thank you for the welcome. From what I have been able to find online, Aldo Uberti began making the replica of the Colt 1851 for Val Forgett of Navy arms in late 1959.



Very nice looking G&U! Tjack is correct when he states these pistols (and a cased set to boot!) are sought after by replica collectors. Gregorelli & Uberti guns are early ones, and are not very common.

I agree, it is pretty sweet :)  I will look into the other forums you suggested. Thanks
10
Cased Sets / Re: Navy Arms 1960 numbered box set - is anyone familiar with this?
« Last post by sourdough on April 19, 2018, 04:19:52 PM »
Ivory,

Very nice looking G&U! Tjack is correct when he states these pistols (and a cased set to boot!) are sought after by replica collectors. Gregorelli & Uberti guns are early ones, and are not very common.

You seem to be well versed about your set, but there are usually not many visitors to this site. The sister site

http://blackpowdersmoke.com/colt/index.php

seems have more traffic in this area.

In the interest of discussion (and I hope I don't get blackballed here), there are lots of knowledgeable folks here who will talk your ear off:

https://www.thehighroad.org/index.php?forums/blackpowder.12/

A guy named Fingers McGee has a wealth of knowledge about older replicas, on both this forum and the Colt forum.

I have nothing of knowledge about your set, but good searching to you!

Jim
Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 10