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Old 07-16-2011, 04:15 AM   #11
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In my family we shoot all our antique guns. Those guns were made to shoot. Brother just bought a marlin model 1881 (made in 1882) 40-60 caliber. We will shoot it sat or sunday
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Well, unfortunately for me I think Firearms4ever is right, it's replica. I had never studied its authenticity and presumed it was real based on the story I was told. But seeing this picture, without a patent date nor US stamp.. must be fake, right?

Anyone know what the AKA 98 (or BKA 98?) means?

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Do you know how much was paid for it? I know that Colt Single Action Army's that are pre 1900's can tend to run from $2,000 up to the $10,000's. Does the firearm have a serial number on it?
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BKA 98 is the manufacturer. Where it was made I have no clue.
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Originally Posted by cortm9 View Post
Single Action Army / US Artillery Colt 45 - Revolver HandgunsAnyone know what the AKA 98 (or BKA 98?) means?
Like Hawg said, it's the manufacturer. I have a replica 1851 colt navy with that same logo on it. The only way you can tell that mine is a replica is that the barrel has a small portion of it's rear end that is solid. (can only see by shining a light down the barrel) other than that, it works, looks, and acts exactly like the real thing. I've seen some for sale for as little as $20-$30 on gun auction sites (not roughed up to look like it had been dug up like yours) and are probably worth $100 to $150 new.

Does your brother's have a rifled barrel or a smooth bored barrel?

I'm not a hundred percent sure where they are made but a google search said they "may" be made in Czechoslovakia or Germany

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