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Offline LonesomePigeon

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Re: Confederate Handguns.
« Reply #15 on: August 29, 2016, 09:37:48 AM »
Great collection! It must have taken a long time to complete. What's the difference between the Leech and Rigdon (Uberti) and the Rigdon & Ansley Augusta (Uberti)?

Another thing I wonder is what is the correct finish on the original G&G and L&R? Didn't they have some parts like the loading levers or something left in the white?

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Re: Confederate Handguns.
« Reply #16 on: August 29, 2016, 10:23:22 AM »
L&R has cylinder with 6 bolt stop notches.  Rigdon & Ansley Augusta model have 12 bolt stops like the Manhattan revolvers did - the pair I have were made from a pair of L&Rs that had the 6 extra slots milled in the cylinders.

G&Gs were "as well finished as those made by the Patentee himself" according to an article in the Macon GA Telegraph on August 5 1862.  And a subsequent report by Cpt Cuyler who had been placed in charge of CS Ordinance at Savannah includes a paragraph that says "I demonstrated to the foreman the process of case hardening, tmpering springs, and tinning steel without the use of acids and described the manner of bluing."

I would take it from these reference and others that CCH and Blue were the finishes of the day.
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Re: Confederate Handguns.
« Reply #18 on: November 03, 2016, 10:38:10 PM »
At that price if you want one better get it now.
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Re: Confederate Handguns.
« Reply #19 on: April 17, 2018, 10:28:00 PM »
Fingers, you've been holding out on me! I haven't seen any pictures of that LeMat...until now! Nice collection!

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Re: Confederate Handguns.
« Reply #20 on: April 18, 2018, 10:16:30 AM »
Wow Fingers that's a hell of a collection. Love that Dance, they are high up on my "need to buy" list.

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Re: Confederate Handguns.
« Reply #21 on: April 18, 2018, 10:27:16 AM »
Wow Fingers that's a hell of a collection. Love that Dance, they are high up on my "need to buy" list.
I think Hewy had one for sale here a little while ago?
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Re: Confederate Handguns.
« Reply #22 on: April 18, 2018, 10:30:03 AM »
Wow Fingers that's a hell of a collection. Love that Dance, they are high up on my "need to buy" list.
I think Hewy had one for sale here a little while ago?

He did! I believe it sold already. Although for me currently a newer car currently outranks the Dance on the "Need to Buy" list  ^j) 

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Re: Confederate Handguns.
« Reply #23 on: April 20, 2018, 04:50:51 PM »
Wow Fingers that's a hell of a collection. Love that Dance, they are high up on my "need to buy" list.

I sold the one in the picture a while back.  IIRC it was to Hewy.  In fact, there are probably five or six from that photo that I sold in Jan/Feb 2017.
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Re: Confederate Handguns.
« Reply #24 on: January 22, 2021, 11:22:09 PM »
Question,
Would the colt walker fit into this group??

I know they were made about 15 years before the start of the war. I would imagine most of them resided in Texas so Iím wondering if they saw much use during the civil war ?

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Re: Confederate Handguns.
« Reply #25 on: January 23, 2021, 11:16:50 AM »
Question,
Would the colt walker fit into this group??

I know they were made about 15 years before the start of the war. I would imagine most of them resided in Texas so Iím wondering if they saw much use during the civil war ?

Walkers were more than likely used by Southern soldiers; but, They were not made by the South.
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Re: Confederate Handguns.
« Reply #26 on: January 23, 2021, 12:35:30 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:

So far I have all but T & S.
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Re: Confederate Handguns.
« Reply #27 on: January 23, 2021, 04:57:22 PM »
Question,
Would the colt walker fit into this group??

I know they were made about 15 years before the start of the war. I would imagine most of them resided in Texas so Iím wondering if they saw much use during the civil war ?

I would say no. Not only were they not produced in or for the South, but nobody in their right mind would carry a sidearm that big and heavy when smaller .44s were readily available. They were designed for use with a pommel holster.
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