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Picked this up not too long ago.  Garibaldi Commemorative with all the original packaging and paperwork.  Also included was a Sig series 3rd model dragoon accessory set, Zippo charcoal blue 3rd Model Dragoon lighter, Case 3d Model Dragoon pocket knife and a book about Garibaldi.

2nd Gen Colt 3rd Model Dragoons.  Union is gold plated and Confederate is silver plated.  They came in individual French fitted cases and somewhere along the line they got housed together in a French fit Colt Custon Shop case.

American Historical Foundation had these Dragoon sets made in 1993 from 2nd Generation Colt Blackpowder 3rd Model Dragoons.  Engraved and gold inlayed, each is a one of 50.  The North is in a high polish Blue and the South sports a French Gray finish.   

Colt Second/Third Generation / Colt Custom Shop cased Pocket Navy
« on: December 08, 2016, 10:36:19 AM »
Here is a 1 of 25 gold inlayed, engraved 2nd Generation 1862 Pocket Navy.  The flask and mold are gold plated and the nipple wrench/screwdriver is engraved and gold inlayed.

Colt model 1860 Army with 5 1/2 inch barrel and two cylinders in a French fit book style case without accessories. One cylinder is engraved with Butterfield stagecoach holdup scene while the spare cylinder is engraved with a portrait of Col Butterfield and two Butterfield Overland Despatch freight wagons being pulled by a team of oxen.

Colt Second/Third Generation / F1100 A, US Army Tribute Colt
« on: April 21, 2016, 09:21:54 AM »
One of 100 U.S. Army Tribute Colt Model 1851 Navy from The American Historical Foundation, Richmond, Virginia.  Made in 1984 using an F series 2nd Generation Colt, it was the first of "The American Military Colt Collection", that consisted of Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine tribute revolvers.  This Army Tribute is fully engraved with military themed designs.  The barrel, loading lever, frame, cylinder trigger guard and back strap are all gold plated; while the screws, wedge, trigger, and nipples are blued; and, the hammer is case hardened.

Number 50 of 250 matched pair with all original packing material.  Pieces have only been put in the case 3 times for pictures to be taken.  Flask is still in sealed plastic bag.

Colt Second/Third Generation / 2nd Gen Colt C1770MN 3rd Model Dragoon
« on: April 14, 2016, 04:56:17 PM »
Here is a 1 of 20 2nd Generation Colt C series Nickel plated 3rd Model Dragoon with one piece Ivory stocks in a 2nd Generation presentation case with a set of nickel plated 2nd Generation accessories.  Waiting on Colt letter to see if the pistol was delivered with the case and accessories.

Here is a 2nd Generation Colt C series engraved and gold inlayed cased set.  The 1851 Navy is a model C1122 S2B and the 3rd Model Dragoon is a model C1770 S2B.  Each revolver is a 1 of 50.

The American Historical Foundation commemorative Union and Confederate Dragoons.  These were 2nd Generation Colt 2nd and 3rd Model Dragoons that were obtained by the AHF around 1988 and engrave & plated.  The gold plated 3rd model Dragoon is the Union Commemorative and the silver plated 2nd model Dragoon is the Confederate Commemorative.  Each is 1 of 125 made.

Colt Style Reproductions / Uberti Stainless Steel Colt revolvers
« on: April 21, 2015, 09:14:57 AM »
Update 31 August 2017

While I haven't seen or heard of any of these rare Ubertis lately; I know there are still a bunch of them out there somewhere. So............ Let's update this request for info. 

I am seeking the location of, and any information available on a line of stainless steel percussion Colt revolvers made by Uberti and imported by Allen Firearms, Santa Fe, NM; Southwest Muzzleloaders Supply, Inc. Angleton, TX, Uberti USA, and possibly others in the early to mid '80s. Phil Spangenberger did an article about these stainless revolvers in the October 1983 issue of Guns and Ammo Magazine. According to the article, the models that were being imported were the 1851 Navy, 1860 Army, 1861 Navy, 1862 Pocket Navy, and 1862 Pocket police. Thanks to Dr. J.L. Davis of RPRCA, Claremore, OK, I have a 1984 price list for Uberti products that lists fourteen different models of Stainless Steel Colts produced by Uberti at that time. Subsequent price lists expanded the line to 16 models by adding 4 ½ inch barreled Pocket Navy and Pocket Police. The complete model list, known so far, is:

1851 Navy, Oval Triggerguard Revolver, Cal. .36
1851 Navy Squareback Triggerguard Revolver, Cal. .36 *@
1851 Navy “Sheriff’s Model” Oval Triggerguard Revolver, Cal. .36 *
1851 Navy “Sheriff’s Model” Squareback Triggerguard Revolver, Cal. .36
1860 Army Military, Cut For Stock, Cal. .44 *@
1860 Army Military, With Fluted Cylinder, Revolver, Cal. .44*@
1861 Navy Military, Cut For Stock, Revolver, Cal. .36 * @
1861 Navy Civilian, Revolver, Cal. .36
1861 Navy Military, With Fluted Cylinder, Revolver, Cal. .36*
1861 Navy Civilian, With Fluted Cylinder, Revolver, Cal. .36
1862 Police, Semi-Fluted Cylinder, Revolver, Cal. .36, Barrel 4 ½”*@
1862 Police, Semi-Fluted Cylinder, Revolver, Cal. .36, Barrel 5 ½”*@
1862 Police, Semi-Fluted Cylinder, Revolver, Cal. .36, Barrel 6 ½”
1862 Pocket Navy, Engraved Cylinder, Revolver, Cal. .36, Barrel 4 ½”*
1862 Pocket Navy, Engraved Cylinder, Revolver, Cal. .36, Barrel 5 ½”*@
1862 Pocket Navy, Engraved Cylinder, Revolver, Cal. .36, Barrel 6 ½”
(* - have identified location of examples of these models)
(@ - have this model)

Total known is now 29 32 as of 31 August 2017. I have seven  nine of these revolvers and know of twenty three others in hands of other collectors or BP shooters. Since the last update, an 1860 Army has been found in Spain, and I acquired a pair of 1851 Navies one of which has a consecutive serial number to the first SS Navy I bought 11 years ago.

Anyone with information concerning Allen Firearms, Southwest Muzzleloaders Supply or any other Uberti Stainless Steel Colt style revolvers is requested to contact I am seeking information as to models, manufacture dates, serial numbers, barrel markings, barrel lengths, trigger guards, and any other characteristics as well as any catalog, brochure and original packaging information.

Of course, if anyone has any for sale, I would be interested in that also.

Thanks in advance for any info.

Fingers (Show Me MO smoke) McGee

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