Colt Address on Non-Colt Percussion Revolvers

Discussion in 'Blackpowder & Musket' started by bprevolver, Feb 2, 2009.

  1. bprevolver

    bprevolver New Member

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    Over the years I have observed many replica percussion revolvers that have the Colt Address on top of the barrel. I have collected a few stories about these and would like to hear from anyone who has an idea on the history of these markings.
     
  2. Hawg

    Hawg New Member

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    Never saw one. Would be hard to do outside of a factory since they were roll stamped.
     

  3. SlamFire

    SlamFire New Member

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    I have a "Wells Fargo" CVA replica with the Colt markings on the cylinder. I think it's part of the "replica" thing . . . I have a Spanish replica Philidelpha Deringer w/ the markings too.
     
  4. Hawg

    Hawg New Member

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    Engraved cylinders and patent dates yes but not the Colt address on the barrel.
     
  5. PRM

    PRM New Member

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    They are out there - Dixie Gun Works got a shipment in back in the 80s that were marked that way. I bought an Italian 1860 Army and a Walker that had the Colt address on the top of the barrel from them. I sold both years ago - wished I still had them. They were kind of unique. They sold that shipment and the next ones that came in were changed.

    About a year ago there was a pair of Italian Colt Navies in .44 caliber sold on Gun Broker that were marked that way.(I know its the wrong caliber for a Navy). They would have made a nice collector set - but they were selling for more than the 2nd Generation or Signature Series Colts.
     
  6. PRM

    PRM New Member

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    Here are 2

    These were made by Army San Marco. Colt stampings - wrong caliber, They are .44 instead of the correct .36 for the Navy Model. Note the rebated cylinders.
     

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