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Old March 17, 2008, 12:09 PM   #1
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Help identifying an 1851

I came across a brass framed, Italian, 1851 this weekend. I can't figure out the manufacturer though. On the left side of the barrel it says Made in Italy. On the right side it says Black Powder Only. On top it says 1851 Old Model .36 caliber Navy Revolver. So I looked under the loading lever and there's nothing there. The frame and barrel are both stamped with the two Italian proof house markings. There is also an AH, so it was made in 1981. On the bottom of the grip is stamped a PR, with the P overlapping the R. Other than a C, which is above the SN on the barrel it's got no other marks. Anyone got a clue from this meager information?
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Old March 17, 2008, 04:34 PM   #2
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Not too sure myself however if you email this link with the same info you might be able to get some help.
publisher@blackpowderrevolver.net
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Old March 17, 2008, 10:44 PM   #3
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Thanks Scrat, I'll give that a try. It's making me nuts that I can't figure it out.
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Old March 18, 2008, 10:10 AM   #4
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I keep on thinking about this the p over an r. Sounds pedersoli. love to see a pic of the marks. Please let us know what you find.
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Old March 18, 2008, 07:05 PM   #5
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Pedersoli is a lower case dp in an oval.
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Old March 19, 2008, 10:33 PM   #6
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I've emailed a request for any information about whether these could be the initials of this Italian gunsmithing outfit listed as:
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PATRO di Palama Roberto

Verdello 1976
Also, many Italian 1851 reveolvers were imported by Richland Arms of Michigan during that time period, and there were some smaller Italian gunsmithing outfits building and assembling C&B revolvers back then.
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Old March 19, 2008, 11:27 PM   #7
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Bill Marion at the revolver magazine should be able to help you. He is pretty good at identifying C&B Revolvers.
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