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Offline Captainkirk

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Santa Barbara
« on: April 13, 2019, 07:46:21 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?
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Re: Santa Barbara
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2019, 06:43:11 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 ?


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Re: Santa Barbara
« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2019, 07:29:21 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, 05:28:19 PM »
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, 05:54:34 PM »
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 07, 2020, 12:39:23 AM »
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, 07:33:43 PM »
Nice one.  They don't pop very often.
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