View Full Version : Pawn Shop treasures

August 27, 2008, 01:12 PM
Well I just got my 2 finds from laYWAY at the pawn shop.
The first one is
CVA /JUKAR .45 cal Kentucky style. It is in GOOD shape, no rust or pitting
to be found and the stock is in real good shape.

only paid 55.00 for it

The 2nd one is
ASM steel frame 1858 .44. it locks up tight, looks good, and has no rust or pitting. Has nice looking riffeling in the barrel, the frame is steel with brass plating that is wearing some. The Cylinder is black and so is the barrel.

Before I post price can anyone give me a rough idea as to the value.

August 27, 2008, 01:34 PM
You sure that it is not a Brass Frame on that ASM '58?

The reason I'm asking is that I've yet to see a Brass Plated Frame on any Replica C&B Revolver.

August 27, 2008, 01:50 PM
When I take the Cylinder out the inside of the frame looks to be steel.

August 27, 2008, 02:32 PM
I think you will find if you brasso that up that dark discoloration will go away to reveal more brass. The only things I can think of that would require brass plating are certain non ferrous metals and plastic, for chrome plating. Now that is not to say that you cannot brass plate something before chrome plating, but it shows more in wear, chips easier, and just generally looks cheaper than if you were to chrome steel. Being that it is an 1858 and the frame being all the same material; all you would have to do is take the grips off and scratch the inside of the frame under the grips. If under there you find that you can find steel under brass, then you have something I have never seen before.

August 27, 2008, 02:48 PM

Even if it is Plated, a magnet will cling to Steel & Iron but not to Brass, Aluminum, Magnesium ect..

August 27, 2008, 03:58 PM
Magnet sticks right to it....or so I thought, the magnets I used was real strong ones and I took the cylinder out and tried it again...no sticking...
Hmmm Guess it is brass...fooled me.
OK now anyone got any idea what it is worth.

August 27, 2008, 04:46 PM
I'd say 75.00 ASM quality was hit or miss to say the least.

August 27, 2008, 05:46 PM
I paid 99.00 for this one and am very happy with it...now I got to gather all the items for shooting :D

4V50 Gary
August 27, 2008, 06:30 PM
:DYou did yourself proud.

August 27, 2008, 07:41 PM
One trick I use for polishing brass is to mix vinegar with salt. Then let the two set for about 15 minutes to let the salt start to dissolve into the vinegar then stir. Soak some up with a wash cloth and rub the brass. Presto, a very nice looking brass will shine !

August 28, 2008, 08:09 PM
Buzzard - that is one interesting work bench picture. There are all kinds of cool things to look at. I love it.

August 28, 2008, 08:20 PM
The work bench "messy place" os a mixtur for sure, I reload,I have my ham radio gear there and I also build a few electronic projects too.
As it is I have everything in perfect chaos...I just stir untill what I need comes to the top. :D