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Old October 25, 2012, 11:13 PM   #1
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Dixie Gun Works, Double Diamond, Whitney repro

Just picked this up this afternoon. Came with display case, flask, mold, and some conicals & roundballs cast from the mold. The only markings are 'Dixie Gun Works, MS.' on the top of the barrel; '.36 Cal.' and 'Blackpowder Only' on the right barrel flat; and 'Made in Italy' on the left barrel flat. There are no markings on the frame at all. There are two proof marks, a double diamond, and a six digit serial number starting on 01 on the cylinder. That is it. It's been used; but not abused; and has no rust on it at all. Person I bought it from said it had been in his gun safe for 10-20 years.



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Old October 25, 2012, 11:24 PM   #2
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You dog, you!
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Old October 26, 2012, 02:08 PM   #3
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Wow!

Nice pistol!
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Old October 26, 2012, 03:52 PM   #4
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That is a beautiful pistol, and it is aged to perfection!
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Old October 26, 2012, 06:53 PM   #5
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Gee, that's a nice 'un!
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Old October 26, 2012, 10:47 PM   #6
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Ooooooowwwwwwww
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Old October 26, 2012, 10:49 PM   #7
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That is a beautiful pistol, and it is aged to perfection!
I figure it's about 50 years of sitting in a gun safe. The original blue has turned a nice brown patina
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Old October 27, 2012, 12:47 AM   #8
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Yeah, I'll just be sitting over here in a corner, eating my heart out with envy...
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Old October 27, 2012, 03:15 PM   #9
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hello,

"double diamond" probably stand for manufacturer : "euromanufacture" which became "palmetto" later.

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Old October 27, 2012, 06:13 PM   #10
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hello,

"double diamond" probably stand for manufacturer : "euromanufacture" which became "palmetto" later.

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flibuste, do you have a reference link for that?
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Old November 9, 2012, 04:12 PM   #11
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I'd like to see that link as well. I have a Dixie double diamond '58 Remmy that I'd like to restore
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Old November 10, 2012, 01:37 PM   #12
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Nice piece. I love the color. I picked this one up a couple of weeks ago. No patina but NIB or close to it. I did not get any accessories but I did get the original box.
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Old November 10, 2012, 01:58 PM   #13
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Nice one jlb43. Now that I've gotten one, I need another so I can use them for CAS.

The hammer spring on mine seems to be from a Mack truck. How's yours? Do you have a picture of the original box?
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Old November 10, 2012, 03:08 PM   #14
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Fingers

The hammer is pretty stout. Maybe it hits the cap a little harder giving more power. LOL

I really like this gun and the way it "feels" in my hand.

Here is the lovely box.

Happy shootin.

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