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Santa Barbara
« on: April 13, 2019, 12:46:21 PM »
OK, so I couldn't resist. I spied a Santa Barbara at the LGS which was (I thought) underpriced, though obviously used. I was able to talk the store clerk down even more than the price listed and put some money down on it.
While looking it over, I noticed there was no date code anywhere I could see. Is this normal for the SB guns?
« Last Edit: July 16, 2020, 01:23:34 PM by Captainkirk »
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Re: Santa Barbara
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2019, 11:43:11 AM »
Santa Barbara was not an Italian maker, but a Spanish one. Their date codes were different.
Can you post any picture of the markings ?


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Re: Santa Barbara
« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2019, 12:29:21 PM »
Santa Barbara was not an Italian maker, but a Spanish one. Their date codes were different.
Can you post any picture of the markings ?

Thanks for the response, Ringo!
Unfortunately, I don't have any photos yet (or the gun, for that matter). As soon as I get it I'll post up some pix.
Yes, I was aware the SBs were made in Spain, but didn't realize onlt the Italians used the typical date codes we are all used to.
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Re: Santa Barbara
« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2020, 09:28:19 AM »
How incredibly rude of me!!!! :-[
I got the gun shortly after my last post, and neglected to post pictures of it!
I'll try to make up for lost time.

Santa Barbara, 1858 (1862) Remington New Model Army, cal. 44





Caliber stamping



Barrel stamping



Underside of barrel...under loading lever



















Hammer spur is checkered, not grooved...





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Re: Santa Barbara
« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2020, 09:54:34 AM »
I might add, this thing is built like a brick outhouse! This gun is the tightest revolver I've ever seen, let alone owned.
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Re: Santa Barbara
« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2020, 04:39:23 PM »
That's a real duesy Capt. It looks like the Santa Barbara guns live up to their reputation for superior quality.
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Re: Santa Barbara
« Reply #6 on: February 10, 2020, 11:33:43 AM »
Nice one.  They don't pop very often.
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Re: Santa Barbara
« Reply #7 on: February 23, 2020, 01:45:47 AM »
Hi! These revolvers were the only ones, except the original Remington, to be built by a military manufacture. They are reputed for their quality and their price in Spain is going up! You may find interesting information in English in : http://www.santa-barbara-1858.org/index.php/en/project-1858
I have some. There guns are sometimes engraved with many variations.
Regards, René

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Re: Santa Barbara
« Reply #8 on: February 23, 2020, 02:00:03 PM »
Hello René! Welcome to the fun!

Thanks for that link. There's some really great information there.
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Re: Santa Barbara
« Reply #9 on: February 24, 2020, 02:40:05 AM »

Hello, the Santa is built in 1973.
Please see if the number is also on the grips from the inside and in the trigger guard. The information on my page is more extensive and up-to-date in German. Unfortunately I cannot update the page with the two foreign languages ​​for me. Too much work for me alone.
Greetings Gloyer MacGloy

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Re: Santa Barbara
« Reply #10 on: February 24, 2020, 11:18:36 AM »
Thank you for the updates, gents! I will look for addition info as soon as possible.
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Re: Santa Barbara
« Reply #11 on: February 24, 2020, 04:12:19 PM »
Hi Rene357.  How  does one go about joining your  group?

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Re: Santa Barbara
« Reply #12 on: February 25, 2020, 04:27:55 PM »

Hello Rene 357,
I read that they also have Santa Barbara revolvers.  :)
Please give me the serial numbers and version, gladly also pictures.
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Re: Santa Barbara
« Reply #13 on: March 04, 2020, 01:33:56 PM »

Hello, the Santa is built in 1973.

How did you figure 1973?
Thanks!
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Re: Santa Barbara
« Reply #14 on: March 06, 2020, 04:26:53 AM »