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    Default info on old gun 16 may 1843

    Does anyone know much about this gun?
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    It's very dirty - welcome to the form - where did you acquire it - was it handed down to you by family - did they have any info with it - is that date stamped on it - what cal. is it - if you are not familiar with fire arms I would take it to someone who does - have them dismantle it clean it up and see if there is more info on it - it is black powder and looks similar to a .36 cal. navy I had some 30 yrs ago there have been tons of these imported to the states over the years
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    Brass frame Italian copy of a 1851 Colt Navy revolver. Manufactured in 1977.

    Value is "not much" in that condition. I might give $20 for it if I were looking for
    a project---which I am not.

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    My grandpa gave it to me over 20 years ago. I'm not looking to sell it. I have recently taken an interest to finding out some history about it though. I do not know much about guns but it looks as if it shoots musket balls instead of regular bullets. Would it be worth it to restore it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheLastOwl View Post
    My grandpa gave it to me over 20 years ago. I'm not looking to sell it. I have recently taken an interest to finding out some history about it though. I do not know much about guns but it looks as if it shoots musket balls instead of regular bullets. Would it be worth it to restore it?
    BillM has goven you the pertinent information concerning your revolver. It was made in Italy in 1977. It is a copy of a Colt black powder revolver. It does not use cartridge ammunition. It has no real value other than whatever sentimental value it may hold for you. The cost of repair would exceed its repaired value.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheLastOwl View Post
    I do not know much about guns but it looks as if it shoots musket balls instead of regular bullets.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheLastOwl View Post
    Would it be worth it to restore it?
    Looks like it is not much to replace it.
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    Me I would put the elbow grease into cleaning it up.
    Then i would take it to a gunsmith and have it inspected for usabiltity.
    After that you could put it in a display box to remember Grandpa.

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