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Colt navy revolver made in italy ??

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    Default Colt navy revolver made in italy ??

    Hi
    anyone have any info on these revolvers
    thank you for your time and help
    Tony

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    Modern Uberti type copy of the Colt M1851 Navy .36 cal-they are used by reenactors, black powder shooters and Spaghetti Westerns-still made today, yours could be 20-30 years old-these can appear much older than they are if not well maintained-I bought an M1861 model recently (at the bottom of this photo).
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    Lithgow is correct,replica.

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    Im leaning toward a modern replica as well; markings and the too sharp edges/corners etc.

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    Most certainly a replica. They have been in production since the 1950's and production continues today. The one shown may (that's MAY) have original grips and backstrap, but that is only possible, not likely.

    It's value should reflect that of a poorly maintained modern reproduction.

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    Hi, just before opening the thread, i was afraid to find out that it was made in China.
    At least its an Italian repro

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    It's an inexpensive Hawes 36 caliber replica made in the 1970-80's-likely a firing black powder shooter. It could also have been in one of the popular kit's that were sold at the time to assemble and finish your own BP revolvers if you wished. This one, however, has been terribly taken care of and I would much hesitate to try firing it. I would have to see the guts of it before I would ever dream of loading it. They were not heavy duty guns to begin with and could not handle high pressure smokeless powders at All-which the occasional idiot found out when they would try it and lose a couple of fingers or end up with the top strap in their cheek bone. They were Strictly BP and then only in light loads.
    William

    "Much that once was, is lost. For none now live who remember it."

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    Quote by Wagriff View Post
    ..................They were Strictly BP and then only in light loads.
    Very true. All muzzleloading firearms, no mater, when, where or by whom made, are safe when used with black powder or one of the black powder substitutes as long as the gun is in safe shooting condition. High pressure smokeless powders generate too much pressure far too rapidly to be used in any weapon intended for the use of BP. We can say this over and over until our faces turn blue but there are still people that try to use smokeless powders with the expected medically unpleasant results -

    With this revolver - if judged to be safe to shoot by a qualified gunsmith - fill the chamber with FFFg (rifle grade) powder leaving enough room for the pure lead ball or bullet to be loaded and it will stand up to the pressure generated. Being that this is a .36 caliber revolver taking a .375 round ball, the maximum load in the chamber will be between 15 and 22 grains of black powder.

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    Hi
    thank you all for the help and info very interesting
    Tony

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