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Old August 4, 2010, 05:30 PM   #5
PetahW
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FWIW, every reference I have at my disposal indicates that the Colts were issued with their frames plated with some other material, beit gold/silver/nickle - so, you might want to check further with a Colt historian.

AFAIK, The plated Sharps Pepperbox's were made with brass frames, but usually nickle-plated, or of CCH/steel - so a non-plated brassie may be authentic.

http://www.cslib.org/colt.htm

http://www.coltsmfg.com/archive.aspx

http://casguns.homestead.com/Sharps_Pepperbox.html

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