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Market Place => Wanted to Buy => Topic started by: Frank Graves on March 23, 2016, 04:12:15 PM

Title: Need original backstrap for Colt 1851 Navy
Post by: Frank Graves on March 23, 2016, 04:12:15 PM
A young collector here has a bit of a wreck of a Colt  Model 1851 Navy.  It is missing the backstrap.  He is a young budding collector, the kind that we should encourage.

He would like to buy an original brass backstrap for his Navy.  A replica or reproduction won't work for him.  Obviously the number won't match but at least it will be original so he can put it back together.

Anyone got one in a junk box that they can sell?  Or know someone who might have one?

Thanks for looking.

Frank Graves

Title: Re: Need original backstrap for Colt 1851 Navy
Post by: Jaxenro on March 30, 2016, 03:08:58 AM
Did he try www.coltparts.com ?
Title: Re: Need original backstrap for Colt 1851 Navy
Post by: Frank Graves on March 30, 2016, 05:11:22 PM
He considered one of their reproduction parts but wants to find an original part.  Anyway, the reproduction straps are slightly smaller than the original counter part.

Thanks for the help he says.
Title: Re: Need original backstrap for Colt 1851 Navy
Post by: Jaxenro on March 31, 2016, 06:02:42 PM
They do original parts as well you need to email them
Title: Re: Need original backstrap for Colt 1851 Navy
Post by: Frank Graves on April 12, 2016, 07:07:05 AM
Apparently coltparts.com doesn't have one - two emails inquiring were not answered.  Thanks again for the suggestion.