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Old 08-23-2013, 08:12 PM   #11
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Notice how I keep the loading lever out of the way. I drilled, tapped, and used a screw as a stop, so the plunger won't go past a certain spot. I thought it was better than string or tape...The old gun ain't real purdy, but it's a good shooter.
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These oughta work!
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Old 08-23-2013, 08:33 PM   #13
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NICE!! Now, where did I put my nipple wrench?
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AD is the date code for 1978. Don't use more than 20 grains of powder in that brass frame unless you want a pretty paperweight.
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Thanks, I usually go about 15 grains or so... 1978....I knew it was a little on the old side....that's the year I graduated high school.
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I recently realized that FIE is the importer. How do I identify who made the revolver?
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It should have a makers mark on it somewhere. It may be hidden under the loading lever. It's most likely to be ASM or one of the lesser known ones like PR or COM. Usually a PR gun has a superposed PR on the butt next to FIE like this one.



If its a Pietta it may have FAP under the lever like this one. FAP may be in a diamond



ASP will have DGG arranged in a circle.

Uberti will have a U in an octagon. Its not likely to be a Uberti with a brass frame tho.

Palmetto will be a palm tree in a circle.

COM will be marked COM

ASM will be marked ASM or SM
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Thank you! It has PR on the butt, just like in your photo. It looks as if it didn't stamp clearly. So....my next question...PR...good quality, or POS?
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Mine's a POS. Poor craftsmanship and poor quality of parts. Shoots good tho.
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Yep,that pretty much describes mine, too.
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