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Cased Sets / Re: Experts weigh in?
« Last post by Captainkirk on December 21, 2019, 08:41:35 PM »
How different are the Rebel and the Yank exactly? Pretty similar, no?

Couldn't say, having only seen the one. Welcome to the forum, BTW!
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Cased Sets / Re: Experts weigh in?
« Last post by Bracelah on December 18, 2019, 08:28:08 AM »
How different are the Rebel and the Yank exactly? Pretty similar, no?
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General Discussion / Re: Meanwhile, 1 year later......
« Last post by Captainkirk on December 16, 2019, 09:29:59 PM »
Beautiful pieces!
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Cased Sets / Re: Experts weigh in?
« Last post by Hoof Hearted on November 27, 2019, 09:10:05 PM »
The 1851 is a Gregorelli & Uberti which were the very first cap and ball Revolvers produced. A joint effort with Bill Edwards (Civil War Historian) and Val Forgett (Navy Arms). I too have a mint cased set but mine is the “Rebel” where as your friend’s would be the “Yank”. The original thought was that they would make both 1851 Navy Colts and Leech and Rigdon for the anniversary of the civil war.
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General Discussion / Meanwhile, 1 year later......
« Last post by Confederale on October 20, 2019, 04:06:35 AM »
G'day All,
Been meaning to put some pics up for some time now & the long overdue arrival of a Pietta Dance .44 leaves me with no more excuses.
So, the pics include - 2014 Pietta Dance .44 & 2010 Pietta Lemat.
                                 Pietta Schneider & Glassick .36, 1975 Uberti Griswold & Gunnison .36.
                                 2007 Pietta Spiller & Burr .36, ?? ( Kit ) Schneider & Glassick .36.
                                 In the case, 1977 ASM 3rd Dragoon .44 & 1973 Uberti Griswold & Gunnison .36. These 2 are my regular competition shooters & have been 'massaged' some & are excellent pieces. Just love 'em!
Along with a 1972 Euroarms Leech & Rigdon .36 in the works I'm mulling over whether to convert one of the S & G .36s to a 5" barrel piece. I've been able to find only one pic of a Confederate manufactured 5" pistol ( a Leech & Rigdon .36  with 12 cylinder stops ) - if anyone has more info to share on this topic I would be most interested.
Hard to figger which is more pleasurable - reading/learning or just good ole shootin'. Reckon I'll keep doin both & see what eventuates.
Cheers to you all,
Ian.
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Colt Pocket / 1st Generation 1849 Pocket Models
« Last post by Fingers McGee on September 08, 2019, 12:50:46 PM »
Can we get a little action here on this board?  I'll start:

Just won one on Gunbroker.  1865 manufactured 6 shot Pocket model that had a rear sight added at some point.  Unfortunately I can't post any pictures of it.  The attach file option isn't turned on. Guess that's one reason nobody is on this forum
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Trading Post / Re: 2 Stainless Steel Uberti Colt's for sale
« Last post by Fingers McGee on August 29, 2019, 06:36:30 PM »
2 down and two to go
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Trading Post / 2 Stainless Steel Uberti Colt's for sale
« Last post by Fingers McGee on August 22, 2019, 11:29:28 AM »
Life and circumstances are always changing.  For the past 15 years I've been trying to track down as many of the Uberti Stainless Steel Colt's as I can.  Having been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in August last year has caused me to rethink my collecting efforts.  As a result, I am going to sell 4 2 of my Stainless Colt's for $500 each.  Pictures on request.  Only 2 leftThey are:

1851 Navy, Square back Trigger guard Revolver, Cal. .36 *

862 1Police, Semi-Fluted Cylinder, Revolver, Cal. .36, Barrel 4 ½”  SOLD

1862 Police, Semi-Fluted Cylinder, Revolver, Cal. .36, Barrel 5 ½”  SOLD 


1862 Pocket Navy, Rebated Cylinder, Revolver, Cal. .36, Barrel 5 ½”*

Also selling the holsters for $140 ea, or $100 with a pistol.
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Cased Sets / Re: Experts weigh in?
« Last post by Fingers McGee on August 05, 2019, 04:01:54 PM »
I'm definitely late to the fire on this thread, but .......He definitely got a good rare set.  I'm assuming it's steel framed? but even if it's not, it's worth a tidy sum as long as it's unfired.

is it too late for pictures? 
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Colts / 1rst Generation Colt's
« Last post by Fingers McGee on July 05, 2019, 02:31:02 PM »
Second Generation Colt's are getting scarcer and scarcer to find. Especially the presentation and limited edition models - it's next to impossible. So, I've decided to take my collecting in another direction; First Generation Colt's percussion revolvers - specifically 1851 Navies and 6 shot 1849 Pocket Models. My first foray into this is winning the bid on a Rock Island Auction lot that had one of each. Took delivery today on an early 3rd Model 1851 Navy made in 1852, and a 6 shot 1849 Pocket model made in 1863. Both are in what I would consider great shape for their age with some traces of original finish and fully functional with good lockup. All markings and cylinder scenes are present and legible. I may have paid too much; but I don't care.

July 3 update

I spent an hour or so this afternoon stripping the Navy down for a good inspection.  All of the screws and nipples came out with little effort.  I even used my zero torque $5 electric screwdriver getting them out.  The nipples are unlike any I've seen before.  The flash hole is too small for my nipple pick, the bottom is domed, and the sides are straight up & down, not tapered, and they are like new.  The mainspring is about twice as thick as a Uberti or Pietta, which explains the extremely heavy cocking force required.  It's sporting a  standard Uberti spring now.. Cylinder cleaned up nicely, and the bore was worn & pitted as would be expected, but isn't really that bad.  I didn't take any pictures during the process, It is sitting in the in safe ready to go out & make smoke.  Plan is to do so this coming Saturday.

Tis pistol is in fine shape.  Who ever had this before me took very, vey  good care of it.  It may have cost me a petty penny; but I think it was worth it.  I just hope I have he same opinion after it gets used.

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