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Offline Long Johns Wolf

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Update of the Centaure & FROCS website www.1960nma.org
« on: October 16, 2020, 12:34:20 AM »
It took Panhandle Paden and me a couple of month to restore the website:
# To apply better protection against hackers
# To add many new findings of our research etc.
Now, www.1960nma.org ist almost complete again ... for the time being.
Have a look, please.
What do you think?
Long Johns Wolf
« Last Edit: October 16, 2020, 12:39:37 AM by Long Johns Wolf »

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Re: Update of the Centaure & FROCS website www.1960nma.org
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2020, 06:37:46 AM »
I like it! Good job. Now I can learn more about these guns.

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Jim

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Re: Update of the Centaure & FROCS website www.1960nma.org
« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2020, 02:47:15 PM »
Wolf,

I have spent much of the morning perusing the site and was intrigued with the section about shoulder-stocked Centaure 1960 Army revolvers.

About a year ago I spent the better part of a day looking for/downloading photos concerning replica/original shoulder stocks/revolvers (Dragoon, Army, & Navy) and came across this one. It is a Centennial 1960 Army with the long 4th-screw escutcheons and was I initially surprised at that.



It is SN 11105 and was listed/sold on GunBroker early this year, but I did not keep track of the auction. I did save all of the seller's photos, so I am going to forward them to you in a message. Maybe you can use them on the website if you don't have them already.

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Jim




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Re: Update of the Centaure & FROCS website www.1960nma.org
« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2020, 12:25:33 AM »
Thanks, SD,
For your interest and metioning of #F11105.
She is recorded in the Centaure data bank: 1971 production, 2nd variation 2nd sub-variation.
In contrast to the Cavalries of the 1st variation with 7,5" barrels (!), the 2nd var. Cavalries have 8" barrels.
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Re: Update of the Centaure & FROCS website www.1960nma.org
« Reply #4 on: October 18, 2020, 02:38:07 PM »
You are very welcome, sir!

If the SN has the "F" prefix, is there some reason/significance as to why it is stamped (in different fonts) above the numerals (on the barrel lug and the stock buttplate) but not on the frame or trigger guard?





I also have another series of photos concerning SN 9182. Is that one in your database?



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Jim

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Re: Update of the Centaure & FROCS website www.1960nma.org
« Reply #5 on: October 19, 2020, 01:15:52 AM »
The 1st variation Centaure Cavalries was produced during the early 1960s in a separate block of serial numbers and separately from the other Centaure models.
They all have the 7.5" barrels.
The highest recorded serial number is #F1000.
Due to the space available the F-prefix is a true prefix and located in front of the digits.
All visible serial numbers feature the prefix.
The 2nd variation Centaure Cavalries was produced in 1971 only in a few small production runs in the serial number range of the then produced Regular New Model Armies (RNMAs) and Marshals.
At that time the serial numbers of the Centaures had reached early five digits already.
For the Cavalries just the F-prefix was added above (!) the digits due to the limited space available on barrel lug and top of the butt plate.
Other serial numbers of the 2nd variation Cavalries ware stamped without the prefix.
Where possible parts for these Cavalries were were taken from the regular RNMA or Marshal production (8" barrel assemblies, fluted cylinders, TGs, BSs).
Only the 4-screw frame had to be made separately.
Does this answer the question?
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