Help need info on this pistol.

Discussion in 'Revolver Handguns' started by trapshooter11, May 25, 2013.

  1. trapshooter11

    trapshooter11 New Member

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    I met someone trying to sell this gun and I'm not sure what it is or if I should buy it. It is a revolver that takes black powder. It was made in Italy and I'm not sure what year. It also has asm on the side. She wants 100$ for it and could use some more information on it. Thanks
     
  2. MisterMcCool

    MisterMcCool Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Armi San Marco, brass frame, Colt model 1851 reproduction.
     

  3. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    Check it over well. Make sure it cycles properly and that it has been cleaned well.
    People have a tendency to shoot bp guns and put them away. They then rust to the point of uselessness. If all is good with it the price isn't bad. If it needs work it likely isn't worth the trouble.
     
  4. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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    ^^^^ perfect response^^^^
     
  5. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    Excellent answers, all.
     
  6. Rick1967

    Rick1967 Well-Known Member

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    I have that exact same model. My wife bought it for me for Christmas a few years ago. It sells at Cabelas.com for $179 on sale. The price has gone up. I have seen it as low as $139 on that site. Mine was $179 with the shooting kit included. Hope this helps you with your decision.
     
  7. Rick1967

    Rick1967 Well-Known Member

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    Also check the nipples. You can not dry fire a BP gun like a modern firearm. It will ruin the nipples.
     
  8. Bob Wright

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    The trigger guard and backstrap are woth $100! They can be made to fit a number of single action clones, as well as the grips. Would be a good parts gun or made into (if needed) a pleasant blackpowder revolver.

    Bob Wright
     
  9. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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    Had a engraved model like that i added the trigger guard and backstrap off it to a Uberti 45 some time back- Made a very nice unique piece :)