Any knowledge or input?

Discussion in 'Revolver Handguns' started by 97cobra, Jun 6, 2012.

  1. 97cobra

    97cobra New Member

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    Any idea what the first one is? I think the bottom is a colt .45 but not 100%. They are my grandfathers and I've only seen the pics I just posted. Haven't gotten a chance to look at them in person.

    My uncle claims one is from 1847.
     
  2. hiwall

    hiwall Well-Known Member

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    The top one is a fairly new RG or similar low priced revolver. The bottom one could be a colt model 1873. If it is it was made after they changed to the newer style cylinder pin retainer(around 1897 or so the change took place). Need a better picture.
     

  3. triggerjob

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    Niether one is from 1847, one looks like a colt, and the pearl one looks like a high standard or something, the colt I believe is this century, from the bakelite grips. The other have no idea, high standard as the brand is a wild guess. Iver johnson comes to mind for the pearl gun too.

    But there cool non the less. I suspect they are post war guns probly,1947
     
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  4. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    We REALLY need better pictures. Just not enuf pixels when we enlarge them to see details.

    I agree neither is from 1847, since cartridge arms were not yet born (1857 for the .22 rimfire, 1872 for the Colt 45)

    Agree that upper revolver is an inexpensive gun- probably not RG, but Iver Johnson or Harrington & Richardson may be strong candidates.

    Agree the bottom is a Colt revolver, caliber uncertain- they were made in several. Grips are not bakelite- that was known as a hard rubber grip, and was in use in the 1870s on.
     
  5. 97cobra

    97cobra New Member

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    I went out to his house and the smaller one is a H&R 9 shot 22 and the other is stamped sept 18 1871. It's a .45 caliber colt. Everything is in good working order still after all these years.

    It was passed through the generations. It was his grandfathers grandfathers. He bought it in Texas



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    The other is his kabar from Vietnam.
     
  6. Hawg

    Hawg New Member

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    The Colt wasn't made until after 1896. That's when the spring loaded cylinder latch came into being.
     
  7. triggerjob

    triggerjob New Member

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    That's a set of cool family heirlooms, my family throws or sells evrything so the only heirloom ill get is my good looks.
     
  8. 97cobra

    97cobra New Member

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    It's stamped 1871. There is another date on it that I can't read stamped underneath that one. January something 18 something.
     
  9. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    Cobra, those are patent dates. They are ALWAYS earlier than the date a gun was made.
     
  10. 97cobra

    97cobra New Member

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    Good to know. Thank you, I appreciate the knowledge.
     
  11. jakebrake

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    top one looks like a 1950s-1960s h&r 32 cal.
     
  12. W. C. Quantrill

    W. C. Quantrill New Member

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    You might be able to get a MFG date by checking the serial number on the .45.