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Offline sourdough

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Rigdon and Ansley Anomaly?
« on: April 13, 2016, 05:27:48 PM »




This is from the William Albaugh III and Richard D. Steuart  book "The Original Confederate Colt" (1953: Leech and Rigdon/Rigdon-Ansley,  pgs. 61-62).

It also has the rounded barrel "shroud" rather than the flat-sided octagonal shroud.

If you are like me, anomalies like this exhibit how other oddities do not fit in with the popular view of 1851 Colts, 1848/1849 Colt Pockets, Leech and Rigdon/Rigdon and Ansley, and others insofar as frames, barrels, backstraps, trigger guards, wood, and screw configuration are concerned.

I think arms producers used just about everything at hand back in the day to market and sell the product, no matter the variation.

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Re: Rigdon and Ansley Anomaly?
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2016, 05:58:44 PM »
probably a prototype or trial piece. Obviously not a production piece.
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Re: Rigdon and Ansley Anomaly?
« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2016, 08:18:59 PM »
Why does the barrel appear out of plane with the cylinder bores?
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Re: Rigdon and Ansley Anomaly?
« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2016, 08:25:46 PM »
Why does the barrel appear out of plane with the cylinder bores?

Probably why there was only one.  *6' Looks like the arbor is on an angle too.
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