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Old May 24, 2015, 03:59 PM   #1
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4 barrel BP pistol

This one has sat on a shelf for at least 25 years. I have little info on it, other than what you see and a serial number of "04961 P". Any thoughts on it's make, model, or value?
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Old May 24, 2015, 04:20 PM   #2
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I'm thinking not antique, but put out by CVA in the early 70's as a kit gun. CVA had others as well such as a Duck Foot, New Orleans Ace ect. I'm
judging your's as not antique because of the lack of rust around the nipples
and the bores seem spotless as well.

http://www.dixiegunworks.com/product...roducts_id=867
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Old May 24, 2015, 06:18 PM   #3
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yeah a re-pop. You can see the handle is unfinished and needs to be rounded off. Doesnt look like its been shot at all. I'd get it cleaned up, oiled, finish the grip and have fun.
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Old May 24, 2015, 06:32 PM   #4
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That is without a doubt a Classic Arms pepperbox. Made and marketed by Classic Arms. They are the pinnacle of absolute junk guns. In my opinion they wouldn't even make a good bumper on a Yugo. I purchased one of those when they first came out back in the '70's. I paid money up front to Classic Arms and was put on a waiting list for delivery. The wait was about a year and a half. Absolute garbage. You could use it for a fishing weight or landfill.
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Old May 25, 2015, 07:16 AM   #5
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+1 on what Double Deuce Said.
Although I probably wouldn't have put it quite that way, then again I was never the victim of actually paying good money for one.
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Old May 25, 2015, 08:29 AM   #6
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Regardless of the quality issues, make it a fun project and by
all means...enjoy it.
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Old May 25, 2015, 09:52 AM   #7
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Well, if you're gonna' have a pepperbox, might as well go whole hog:
http://media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com/73...1bde4369b2.jpg
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Old May 25, 2015, 07:42 PM   #8
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I have one of the boot pistols. Great for 4th of July. 15gr BP and a paper wad. Nice boom. Also have one of the brass snake eyes. My dad bought it around 1980 and never put it together. Just so you know, they have their uses. Not junk, just not much to them. They work.
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Old May 27, 2015, 10:14 AM   #9
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Psst! Don't give the instructors at my school any ideas. They picked a junk gun (Tradition Trapper) for us to assemble. It wasn't assembling the gun inasmuch as it was the skills we were to learn while assembling it. Mine was particularly bad (ramrod hole off and it had to be re-drilled, poorly inletted barrel (too high and had to be lowered). My classmates ran into less problems.

Best thing about it was that we had to make our own V springs.
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Old May 28, 2015, 09:53 AM   #10
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a gunsmith school should easily be able to build a 80% built kit gun from Traditions

I hear Bill works at the machine shop now? I sure miss him at his gun shop. The guys there nailed me $120 to remove 2 broken studs out of a BP shotgun barrel and install new screws. Thank goodness the barrel was rare enough to swallow it easier.
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