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Old March 16, 2015, 01:56 PM   #1
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I've Never Seen This Italian Maker's Mark Before -- Help

Hi Folks:
I ran across an Italian 1851 from 1978 with BFB in a circle under the loading lever.
I am not familiar with this logo.
Any clue???
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Old March 16, 2015, 09:07 PM   #2
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I can't recall it. What is leading you to say it's Italian? Because others are made there? Did you get the 1973 from a date code on the revolver? Or do you have some paperwork on it or a box it came in? All of those things could be of help and save a lot of guessing.

If you could possibly post some photos of the pistol and close up of the other markings, etc. - it might help someone who is familiar with it identify it.

Someone will come along who might be able to give you some answers on it. Over the years, there were a lot of makers of BP revolvers - some right here in the good ole USA. That's why I asked about what is telling you it speaks Italian.
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Old March 17, 2015, 04:56 AM   #3
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Stamped "Made in Italy" and "AD" date code.
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Old March 17, 2015, 12:13 PM   #4
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Do you have a pic of the actual mark? It could be a poorly struck overlapping DGG of the old Armi San Paulo/Euroarms guns.
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Old March 17, 2015, 03:04 PM   #5
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There must have been a manufacturer called bFb. Here's a Spanish site with a Marca (maker/brand) BFB 1851 Navy.

http://www.armeriamroca.com/tienda/p...id_product=334
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Old March 17, 2015, 03:55 PM   #6
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But who and where are/were they???

I've never heard of them.
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Old March 17, 2015, 05:02 PM   #7
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New one on me too. Where's bprevolver when you need him?
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Old March 18, 2015, 08:42 AM   #8
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Here's another one, made the same year as yours:

http://www.gunsamerica.com/950239546...E-REVOLVER.htm
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Old March 19, 2015, 01:57 PM   #9
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Not even close to a DGG mark.
Even Dr. Davis has not heard of them.
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Old March 19, 2015, 09:06 PM   #10
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With over 45 years of shooting, selling, trading and buying reproduction cap 'n ball revolvers under my belt, I have never seen that mark before.
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Old March 20, 2015, 03:50 AM   #11
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With over 45 years of shooting, selling, trading and buying reproduction cap 'n ball revolvers under my belt, I have never seen that mark before.
Same here.
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Old March 20, 2015, 07:18 AM   #12
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The Italian proof house has a book out called "100 anni di prove"/"100 years of proof" that shows this mark as belonging to a Sarezzo company called "Fusav di Bini & Baronio", founded Oct. 13, 1977, but I've got no other info on them. I hope it's at least a little bit of a lead.
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Old March 20, 2015, 09:30 AM   #13
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Perhaps BFB made guns for only a year or so, then got bought out or went bust. Also a good chance these were never shipped to the states. Sounds like you have a rare specimen liugi. Not that it's worth more or made better, but rare none the less. Is it a brass framed 1851 like the pics of the other BFB guns I posted?
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