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BenLuby 04-06-2012 08:23 PM

Found an old friend
 
I've had this for years, but thought I'd lost it in my many moves and traveling. It was in an old box I almost threw out, and thought you may like to see it.

http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o...e/DSC04693.jpg

http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o...e/DSC04692.jpg

It's the Italian Colt, and has obviously seen usage (not by me. Only fired it once, and put it up.) But it is a piece of Americana, and I am so happy to have found it yet again. I know it's probably worth it's weight in scrap, but to me it has significant value.

Familyofshooters 04-06-2012 08:32 PM

Very nice! Glad you found it after all these years.

BenLuby 04-06-2012 08:36 PM

Thanks FoS. It's over 140 years old right now. Glad it is now safely in my room being proudly displayed. (Wife took it away. She wants it.)

Durangokid 04-06-2012 09:27 PM

Colt never ever made a Brass framed 51 Navy. This revolver is a budget priced reproduction. Most likely a Pietta ASM or some other firm in Italy. It can be dated by the code dates on the frame. I would say no more than 30 years old. These Brassers are weak so if you shoot it stay light with BP loads.:)

BenLuby 04-06-2012 09:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Durangokid (Post 763836)
Colt never ever made a Brass framed 51 Navy. This revolver is a budget priced reproduction. Most likely a Pietta ASM or some other firm in Italy. It can be dated by the code dates on the frame. I would say no more than 30 years old. These Brassers are weak so if you shoot it stay light with BP loads.:)

Well then I got duped when I bought it. Nor will I fire it again. It looks nice, and the wife thinks it's cool, so it can go on a shelf.

orangello 04-06-2012 09:57 PM

If you get a chance, post some of the markings to see if anybody can ID the maker for you.

I have admired the look of the brass-framed revolvers many times; i wish somebody would make a steel-framed replica with some kind of brass coating to make it look brass (maybe cerakoted).

BenLuby 04-06-2012 10:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by orangello (Post 763855)
If you get a chance, post some of the markings to see if anybody can ID the maker for you.

I have admired the look of the brass-framed revolvers many times; i wish somebody would make a steel-framed replica with some kind of brass coating to make it look brass (maybe cerakoted).

Will do later on today.


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