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Rick F:
I find it curious that a Remington 1860 NMA is a replica no matter how well made it is.  However a copy of a Colt 1911  is not a replica, but a 1911.  There are many current producers of 1911, .45 pistols. I haven’t seen any called a replica.

Captainkirk:

--- Quote from: Rick F on July 01, 2020, 11:16:48 AM ---I find it curious that a Remington 1860 NMA is a replica no matter how well made it is.  However a copy of a Colt 1911  is not a replica, but a 1911.  There are many current producers of 1911, .45 pistols. I haven’t seen any called a replica.

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I've thought of that as well, Rick. No answer, though. I'm sure there is a reason, perhaps having something to do with smokeless era firearms? (post-1900)

Rick F:
I want refer to my 1858 Rems as replicas. In fact I’m not going to refer to any on the public media from here on.

Captainkirk:

--- Quote from: Rick F on July 01, 2020, 01:19:51 PM ---I want refer to my 1858 Rems as replicas. In fact I’m not going to refer to any on the public media from here on.

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I wouldn't worry about these forums, Rick. You're in good company here.

ShotgunDave:
Maybe it has something to do with parts interchangeability? You can put the parts made by just about every maker of the 1911, into a Colt and they fit and function. They are true copies. But try and put parts from a Uberti or ASM into an original 1860 NMA and see how that goes.

It may work, but chances are the fit is horrible. So they are not true copies, they are replicas. They look like the original, mostly. But they are not interchangeable.

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