GUN Crazy Aunt visited V. I gots two Confederate Navy .44 Cal pistols. *PICS*

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  1. Ghostrider4450

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    Out of my mind, brb never.
    Holy cow these tings need a lot of work. One is getting there, as I have used a fair amount of CLR to get all the corrosion and rust off the barrel, cylinder and cylinder packing rod.

    Prelim pics until I can get my camera's batteries charged:

    The second gun has a diff barrel and is completely disassembled like the 1851 Confederate Navy .44. Unless I go out and purchase the parts myself, it will never be ifred again. On the other hand, the 1851 model just needs to be assembled properly (i received the gun in pieces, so assembling it has been a bit of nightmare.

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    First a derringer in a book and now .44s...wish I had a crazy aunt like yours
     
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    clean them up, and get a nice wooden box with a velvet liner (or something similar) to display them in :dunno:
     
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    that is so unbelievably gangster
     
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    In for range report of him shooting it sideways :rofl:
     
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    i wonder if anyone makes IWB holster for that thing
     
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    Jealous.
     
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    The lack of wear on the furniture makes me think reproduction.
     
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    Yeah those are reproductions.
     
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    If it was an ACTUAL 1851 .44, I doubt his aunt would just give it to him. Itd be worth a shitload.
     
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    He said they're both disassembled, so I don't think those are the actual pics.
     
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    His use of the "prelim pics" makes me think not, but even if they're repros, they're still cool.
     
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    Eh, $1500.
     
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    To us po' folk unable to afford the pleasures of NFA, that's a decent chunk of change.
     
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    Not my pics. Ill take pics of mine tonight. However, the one I have is made in Italy, so it most definitely is a replica made by Pietta I believe. Either way, it is a really cool pistol. Its missing a few important parts that I need to find online (anyone know where I could get a parts kit?) It only has 4 of the 6 percussion nipples (?) :naughty: and the three main receiver pins are missing. I also think the hammer is for the other pistol, so that is missing as well.

    I want to get this beast working so I can take it to the range. Its barrel is in perfect condition (the inside was packed with grease) and the rifling is also pristine. Im guessing you shoot either .44 ball shot or a slug :dunno: Either way I want to go fire it so bad. :bowdown:
     
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    Yeah, they are not the real deal ones made by Colt.
     
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    Still not sure about what the 2nd gun is (bottom one) but between the two of them, im missing a lot of parts. Right now, I want to focus on the 1851 Navy model and get it up and running.


    Oh and sorry about the cell phone pic, I only had my BB Perl on me.
     
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    Anyone know what the hell the second gun is? Its barrel is diff than the top one.
     
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    Pretty sure it's an 1860 Army.

    Pietta produces reproductions of civil war era percussion revolvers. I've got an 1858 Remington with a brass frame from them.

    They aren't worth much as far as dollar value but are interesting to play around with. I think I gave around $100 for mine including accessories.
     
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    The bottom one is an 1860 Army .44 cal.
     
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    Turns out its actually a genuine 1850 Navy COLT .44 (markings and serials are all on it) :eek3: Matching serials to boot too. I had the pistol grips reversed. The unfinished grip is part of the kit on the top. The finished wood one has the serials on it, and looks really old and worn. If you look inside it has some strange key markings and stampings. There's a Y stamp too.
     
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    Dont think it's a navy.

    Navy's had the hexagonal barrels and the .36 navys had round barrels without a step in the cylinder.

    It's an army.
     

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