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Old January 28, 2013, 05:39 PM   #1
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1851 brasser finish

What type of finish was typically used on the barrel and cylinder of 1851 brass framed revolvers? Blueing, browning, or something different?
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Old January 28, 2013, 06:13 PM   #2
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There never was an 1851 brass frame. The closest was the Confederate Schneider & Glassick of which there are three known to exist, but only two have brass frames and I believe they were left in the white.
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Old January 28, 2013, 06:32 PM   #3
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I did not know that. So my Pietta reproduction is not a reproduction of an actual weapon.
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Old January 28, 2013, 07:08 PM   #4
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Sorry but no. The .44 Navies never existed either nor did any 44 on a brass frame. If yours is a .36 you can remove the cylinder scene and have an S&G tho. Pietta makes a lot of fantasy pieces.
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Old January 28, 2013, 07:09 PM   #5
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Cool. Thanks for the information. Learn something new every day.
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Old January 28, 2013, 07:11 PM   #6
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Authentic reproduction or not, it's still a blast to shoot.
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Old January 28, 2013, 07:13 PM   #7
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Just don't overload it the brass frame wont take much pounding.
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Old January 28, 2013, 07:25 PM   #8
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That's what I've heard. I've been using 15 gr of 777 in a .36. I've put maybe 350-400 rounds down range with not problems yet.
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Old January 28, 2013, 11:28 PM   #9
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Don't worry guy, it's all for fun anyway. Some like the brass, some don't. As the experts here say, just keeps the loads low and you're golden...err Brass.

Here's a little article about the things you asked.

http://rprca.tripod.com/schneider.htm
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