Anybody recognize this BP pistol? brand? any info for the n00b?

Discussion in 'Blackpowder & Musket' started by orangello, Dec 16, 2009.

  1. orangello

    orangello New Member

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    A member on another forum i visit has a BP pistol for sale. It looks close to the "kentucky" style i've been wanting. I had planned to buy a kit after Christmas & stain it to my own odd taste, but this one looks nice enough for a first foray into the BP arena to my undereducated eye. Any input at all could be helpful. It doesn't look exactly like any of the kits i've been considering. The trigger doesn't seem as "fancy" as most of the kits i've drooled over, but "fancy" isn't an attribute i really chase. The seller indicates that he has fired it a bit and that it gives all appearances of being in sound condition. I know i have some reading to do before i dare to "test drive" this pistol. I don't know the seller personally, but his other posts don't immediately reveal anything uncool. He has offered additional pictures, and sounds like a good guy.

    This one is not exactly what i want, but i think i have a buddy who will want it if i tire of it (assuming i don't blow my hand off).

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    I'm not looking for anything more than a range gun and don't expect 2" groups at 50 yards.

    Thanks for the knowledge, guys!
     
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  2. orangello

    orangello New Member

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    The seller is to send me some more pics & has been told it is probably a CVA pistol. I'm having a bit of trouble finding a catalog of CVA guns.
     

  3. skullcrusher

    skullcrusher New Member

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    I am not aware of CVA making pistols. Their web site shows only rifles. If you can get some pics of markings and all it will help. Those reproduction pistols are fun, but like you said not made for super accuracy.
     
  4. orangello

    orangello New Member

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    Ya know, after finally finding their website & looking it over, even the warranty books don't seem to include pistols. There was some brief mention of revolvers that had been discontinued, but nothing much was said. I'll be interested to see other pics.

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  5. orangello

    orangello New Member

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    Well, i think i may have found a very similar piece on Gunbroker: Markwell Arms Percussion .45 Cal Blackpowder $1NR : Black Powder / Muzzle loading at GunBroker.com

    Anybody familiar with Markwell Arms, formerly of Chicago? The only difference i can see (very untrained eye) is the sights & the scrollwork on the sideplate. Both are in .45 & have the metal ramrod.

    Rutro! Would you consider this a fair evaluation of this company/product: http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20070302115441AAGMfob ???
     
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  6. TXnorton

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  7. orangello

    orangello New Member

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    Thanks Tx. Well, the seller still hasn't sent anymore pictures, so maybe i won't have to tell him it doesn't seem to be worth the $150~~ he thought would be ballpark.

    I had been ogling the Pendersoli Kentucky pistol from Dixie and one of the Traditions models from Cabela's, but this came up for sale on another forum. Unless the seller can afford to sell it fairly cheap, i think i'm going to pass (assuming he sends an email with the requested pics). :disappointed smiley:
     
  8. TXnorton

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    'gello:

    I now have more firearms manufactured by Pedersoli that I have from any other single manufacturer (and my total firearms count now exceeds 40). I am VERY happy with each and every one of the Pedersoli's. Granted, I could have bought similar guns built by other manufacturers for less, but the quality of the Pedersoli's kept drawing me back to their offering even if the price was higher. My soon to be Xmas present from the wonderful Mrs. TXnorton is another Pedersoli, a 1863 Robinson/Sharps Calvary carbine (.54 cal paper cartridge type).
     
  9. Esteban

    Esteban New Member

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    I have a Kentucky-type pistol just about like that one. It is a CVA pistol .50 cal. , that they used to sell years ago. I will sell it for $100. Send me a p.m.