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Offline Long Johns Wolf

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Re: Dance and Leech & Rigdon Navy Project
« Reply #15 on: October 29, 2020, 02:42:27 AM »
I just kicked-off the project and am now the owner of one pair.
The other pair is owned by Doc Richards.
Maker was Karl Nedbal of Vösendorf nr. Vienna/Austria www.nedbal.at.
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Re: Dance and Leech & Rigdon Navy Project
« Reply #16 on: April 23, 2021, 03:01:33 AM »
Karl Nedbal just completed two more of the Leech & Rigdons and two more Dance Brothers in his shop.
They are now ready to be shipped to the Vienna Proof house before they can be transported back to Germany.
Exect for one of the Leech & Rigdons I cannot tell you which of the pistols started life as a Colt 1851 Navy from Armi san Paolo/Euroarms and/or which one as a Uberti originally.
The one I know is a Uberti for sure is the 2nd from the left: Because that's a 2020 production Uberti, see makers mark on the left side of the frame.
According to the contour of the grip the far right Dance could be an ASP/Euroarms.
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Re: Dance and Leech & Rigdon Navy Project
« Reply #17 on: April 23, 2021, 11:26:19 AM »
That is quite the lineup Wolf. Awesome.

Herr Nedbal has fantastic skill. I wish we had him over here.
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Re: Dance and Leech & Rigdon Navy Project
« Reply #18 on: April 23, 2021, 03:50:40 PM »
I would have to concur, somewhat. ASP wood tended to be on the lighter side insofar as color. I am curious about the "medallion" on the wood.



The last two look like Pietta Large Tail revolvers due to the trigger guard curvature and the wide butt.


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Re: Dance and Leech & Rigdon Navy Project
« Reply #19 on: April 24, 2021, 02:06:00 AM »
Hi SD: some clarification:
The "medallion" is not a medallion.
What you see are the remnants of the glue of a sticker that was removed.
Per instructions Karl Nedbal will not work the wood.
The second from the right is definitively a 2020 made Uberti, see stamp on frame.
I know for sure that none of the project guns was Pietta Colt 1851 Navies.
They were either ASP/Euroarms or Uberti.
Regarding the bell shaped butts: Good ole Karl loves to take all pics with his camera of his smart phone.
I propose that the bell shape results from the angle he held the smartphone.
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