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Cased Sets / Experts weigh in?
« Last post by Captainkirk on March 08, 2019, 12:54:39 PM »
My buddy called last night. He just won an auction on two ASP 1860 Army and Navy Arms 1851 Navy. The Army is just what you would expect it to be for a San Paolo; DGG barrel marking, etc. The Navy, however...different story.
It's Uberti, yes. It's also stamped "NAVY ARMS CO" in big block letters both on the left side of the frame (where you would normally see "Colt's Patent") and also on the top barrel flat. OK; not so unusual. But what REALLY stands out is:

1) the cylinder is smooth, non-roll engraved

2) On the bottom barrel flat, under the loading lever, it is stamped "Made In Italy" with the preceding engraved "G.U." indicating this is clearly a Gregorelli & Uberti gun. Date code is XVII (1961).

3) This gun came in a cased set lined in red velvet with a powder flask and bullet mould. He did not provide me with a serial number, but I'm thinking he scored BIG TIME on this one, paying no more than some are asking for used brassers. What do you experts think?
Colts / Re: Stainless Steel Percussion Colt's (Update 27 Feb 2019)
« Last post by Fingers McGee on February 28, 2019, 01:03:43 PM »
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Trading Post / Collectible reprodction Colt's; LeMat, & ogers and Spencer for sale
« Last post by Fingers McGee on September 23, 2018, 11:31:02 AM »
I have the following for sale in an effort to reduce the size of my C&B Collection.  Price includes shipping. Pics on request

Introductions / Re: Ol' kid - new member.
« Last post by valforgettaboutit on September 19, 2018, 11:54:36 AM »
Introductions / Re: Ol' kid - new member.
« Last post by tljack on September 16, 2018, 05:16:36 PM »
G'day from the  deep south of Australia. It's time to get out of the "serious" centerfire competition & back into fun & this seems a likely place to start. 3    {;( related pieces to start with - where will it end??? Cheers.

Welcome! Glad you are here. Hope you will post often!!
General Discussion / Re: Sort of interesting 'defarbed' 1851.
« Last post by Captainkirk on September 11, 2018, 04:51:56 PM »
Yes, fairly typical for that style.
Forum Donations / Thank you
« Last post by Smokey on September 08, 2018, 07:48:26 AM »
I would like to thank those of you who responded to my request for financial help with operational costs during a time of personal hardship.

Nothing is expected or required as a member of this forum, yet you are one of a small number who came forward and contributed toward the cause. You can rest assured that your contribution helped keep the forum going at a time when I could not. I am deeply appreciative of you.

I have contacted those who I know by name and those I could find  email addresses on within the PayPal contact information.

Yet there are a few that I could not identify. When I have access to a computer online, I will try again to retrieve contact email addresses in PayPal. At this time, my internet access is limited to a phone.

Whether I have been able to contact you or not, I do want to acknowledge and thank you.

Thanks again,
AKA - Smokey

General Discussion / Re: Sort of interesting 'defarbed' 1851.
« Last post by Confederale on September 06, 2018, 07:11:28 PM »
Howdy Captain,
                          That was my first thought but there's enough of the original cylinder proof marks left intact so as to make it easy to confirm its origin. Is the frame engraving a 'usual' style/type used on repros do you think?

General Discussion / Re: Sort of interesting 'defarbed' 1851.
« Last post by Captainkirk on September 06, 2018, 12:30:28 PM »
Definitely curious, yes.
Wondering if someone in the past was trying to pass it off/sell it as an original?
General Discussion / Sort of interesting 'defarbed' 1851.
« Last post by Confederale on September 05, 2018, 01:05:17 AM »
G'day folks,
  Bought this piece reasonably cheap ( for AUS ) recently. It's had a very basic 'defarb' job done on it but hasn't been fired much at all. Thing I'm curious about is the choice of marks put back on the  barrel & backstrap -  ' J M Cooper & Co ' on the barrel and ' James B Hume 1852 ' on the backstrap. Most all the original marks/stamps have been removed, apart from part of the Italian Proof marks on the cylinder. Any opinions on the combination of 'Cooper' and "Hume'? My searches have come up with J M Coopers being the maker of a double action variant of the 1851 & James B Hume being Chief Detective for Wells Fargo. Curious or not?
   Cheers, Ian.
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