Can you identify this gun?

Discussion in 'Revolver Handguns' started by MarkAscot, Oct 31, 2011.

  1. MarkAscot

    MarkAscot New Member

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    Hi,
    I've just found this gun in my grandfathers shed while cleaning it out and was wondering if anyone can tell me more about it?
    I think it may be a replica, or at least a decomissioned pistol, but I'm not certain.
    Any help would be appreciated.
    Cheers
    Mark
     

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  2. MarkAscot

    MarkAscot New Member

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    Help identify this gun?

    Hi,
    I've just found this gun in my grandfathers shed while cleaning it out and was wondering if anyone can tell me more about it?
    I think it may be a replica, or at least a decomissioned pistol, but I'm not certain.
    Any help would be appreciated.
    Cheers
    Mark
     

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  3. Austin1

    Austin1 New Member

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    I could help but the pic sucks and won't load
     
  4. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    I'm no expert, so I'm guessing here. It looks like it could possibly be an 1851 or 1861 Navy pistol. Are there any markings anywhere? If so, please get some good close up pics for us.
     
  5. dunerunner

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  6. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    Hi Marc! Well- it is a ball and cap revolver. Meaning it used loose black gunpowder, a lead ball bullet, and percussion caps.

    Beyond that- I tried tipping the computer so I could read what is marked on the barrel of the gun, but that did not work. :p

    Let us know what markings are on the gun. If there are marks that are not letters or numbers, get a close up pic and post them on here.
     
  7. Cory2

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    1851 colt navy, the 1861 does not have a octagonal barrel and the lever for the "packer" is different.

    At first I thought it was a dragoon, but they do not have octagonal barrels either, they are virtually the exact same thing, other than caliber and barrel shape.
     
  8. Cory2

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  9. Marlinman

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    I agree with you on it being an 1851. Beyond that i cant be sure.
     
  10. Emily-Gayle

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    I have one very similar to this one. However if you look underneath the trigger guard you should see some stamped numbers if it is a Uberti instead of a 1851 Colt were it was imported.
     
  11. Davyboy

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    Thought the 1851 always had some brass work
     

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  12. Emily-Gayle

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    Mine has the brass however it's the Uberti
     
  13. Emily-Gayle

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    With the engraving of the "engagement May 4, 1834" I think. But I know it's may 1834. LOL not at home at the moment. :)
     
  14. ineverFTF

    ineverFTF New Member

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    Hey guys, just a heads up.
    This thread you have been posting on recently. Has been dead for almost a year :p
     
  15. Davyboy

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    Only polite

    When bumped by such a lovely lady.
     
  16. ineverFTF

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  17. Emily-Gayle

    Emily-Gayle New Member

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    I apologize for commenting on a thread that's so old. I just happened to run across it and saw what looked like my gun. Thought maybe I could help. Plus I'm still trying to figure out how to use this app. Teach me huh LOL
     
  18. Emily-Gayle

    Emily-Gayle New Member

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    That was suppose to be a wink ;)
    Awe Ty!
     
  19. BillDeShivs

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    The grips are plastic. It looks to be a modern replica.
     
  20. accuracyman101

    accuracyman101 New Member

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    It very well does look like a navy model or maybe even a army model but I don't know too much about them