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Old August 19, 2012, 11:32 AM   #1
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I.D. my cap & ball revlver please?

I tried to show some of the proof marks. It only says "Black Powder Only cal 44 Made in Italy on the barrel" I believe it's an 1860 Army? Not sure what version and wanted to know who made it. I took this on trade and want to sell it, but want it to be a fair price and these BP revolvers seem to be all over the place. Serial D95397

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Old August 19, 2012, 12:38 PM   #2
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Looks like an ASM (Armi San Marco) 1860 Army....didnt see a date code, it will be a 2 letter code on the right side under the cylinder.

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Old August 19, 2012, 12:42 PM   #3
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I have two of these n brass but none in steel.

You have a nice revolver.

Photos portray a pistol in pretty darned good shape.
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Old August 19, 2012, 01:24 PM   #4
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I see a BD there....is that the date code? It has a very light trigger. From what I'm reading, it could need a replacement? It seems like people say the parts aren't hardened and the trigger parts need replaced with good ones.

I guess I will probably list it later for around $125 shipped or so and start there and see if any offers. Thanks for helping ID it for me.
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Old August 19, 2012, 01:33 PM   #5
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Ah I do see that now that would make it a 94, I was thinking they were out of business by then but not sure.
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Old August 19, 2012, 03:52 PM   #6
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Definitely an Armi San Marco made in 1994. In 98% condition, worth about $225

ASM didn't go out of business tll 2000 Brushie
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Old August 19, 2012, 04:06 PM   #7
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They were making revolvers at least as late as 94. This would be the second I have encountered from that year.

The ones I have presently run from AA to AT.

The two brass 1860s do not have a date code.

Buymore,

I believe you should have no trouble getting 125.00 for the pistol even considering the light trigger pull. BTW I have seen 1860 Uberti's which have the same problem. I would take it myself but I am concentrating on cartridge revolvers right now.

I have replaced internal parts with Pietta parts from Cabela's with success.
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Old August 19, 2012, 05:30 PM   #8
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Thanks Mr Fingers! The more I learn about BP revolvers the more I want to know!
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Old August 19, 2012, 10:24 PM   #9
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Did you post a pic of this pistol cause I seem to be missing something here.
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Old August 19, 2012, 10:58 PM   #10
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The OP had pictures shotput
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Old August 20, 2012, 03:56 PM   #11
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when I tried to list it in the FOR SALE section, it wouldn't let me put pics in that post unless I removed them from here. It said they were already posted, so it wouldn't let me. Sorry...not meant to confuse the help! lol
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Old August 21, 2012, 01:42 PM   #12
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hi
Uberti use too the letter before the serial number.....

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