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Old September 11, 2012, 07:05 PM   #1
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1860 Army, made in Belgium

Looked at an 1860 Army today. Says made in Belgium. They wanted $350. Way to much for me, I would prefer to buy new for that price. Question, are these revolvers any good? When were they made? It seemed like a nice gun, looked nice. But the pins on the frame seemed like they had play when the barrel assembly was placed on them. Is this normal? Perhaps I said that wrong, the pins didn't move, the holes in the barrel seemed loose, even with the wedge in place. I do want an 1860, but I'm leaning towards one from the Taylors catalog. Am I correct in my thinking on this?
Also, the one I looked at was a steel frame, in case the pin to hole question would be different on a brass framed revolver, not that it should be, just wanted to clarify.
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Old September 11, 2012, 07:34 PM   #2
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Everything you want to know about Belgian Colts:

http://www.1960nma.org/index.html

PS. If you want a shooter buy a new gun. The Belgian Colts were made in the 1960s & 1970s and tend to have a lot of wear on them. They are beautiful and can be brought to like-new condition with a lot of TLC.
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Old September 11, 2012, 09:31 PM   #3
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And they're the highest quality 1860 replicas (short of a Colt) one can buy.
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Old September 11, 2012, 10:45 PM   #4
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I know a few people that would fight over a used Centaure for $350. They are quality made pieces.
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Old September 12, 2012, 06:23 AM   #5
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Yep. I own a brace. I could use a backup....
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Old September 12, 2012, 07:22 AM   #6
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What everyone else said....

Because of their proportions and overall quality they are some fine revolvers.

350.00 is a good price as long as the pistol is in good condition.

Mine is Serial number 952 and the condition when I bought it was not great.

I had the revolver rehabbed by a super guy in Ohio who goes by the handle, ENYAW, on this forum (Wayne spelled backwards)

I am pleased with the results.

I no longer shoot the pistol because I pay it the same reverence as I would, an original Colt. As Lone Waddy said, "It ain't for eatin....It's just for lookin through."
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Old September 12, 2012, 06:25 PM   #7
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Thanks for the replys everyone. I thought the price was high. Guess I was wrong. However, I really like shooters I can knock around. Think I will pass on this one, and let someone who would enjoy it more get it. Then again, if its still there in a couple months.....
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Old September 13, 2012, 08:08 AM   #8
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Your plan to get a different one as a shooter is what I would have recommended but there are others in the group who believe that the revolvers should be shot to be fully appreciated. Nothing wrong with this philosophy.
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