Manufacturer of this New Army 1858?
Attached are some photos of my Navy Arms, 44cal, Remington New Army 1858 replica with factory target sights I purchased this pistol in 1979. I would very much like to know which Italian arms company manufactured the gun for Navy Arms.
The gun’s serial number is 032251 and is stamped on the back strap at the bottom of the grip. The top of the barrel is stamped with “Navy Arms Co. Ridgefield N.J.”. The gun is stamped with Italian proof marks which seem to indicate the gun was made(?) in 1978 [AD]. There is also a maker’s mark(?) that I don’t recognize (enclosed in a circle).
A local “expert’s” opinion was that the gun was made in the USA (assembled?) for the Navy Arms Company in the 1970s by Replica Arms Company in Palmer, Massachusetts ( at that time, a division of Navy Arms).
Could the gun have been fitted and assembled in the USA using Italian made parts? If so which Italian manufacturer made the parts?
Thank you very much for your help in identifying the gun’s manufacturer!