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November 30, 2009, 08:55 PM
The barrel is Octagon
It is a steel model
Round backed trigger guard
Brass BS/TG

There appears to be some kind of engraving on the cylinder

The only marks I could read was the AD, but there appears to be several other types of marks. Possible Mfg maker?

It would be my intenetion to re-enact as an individual who rode with the cavalry. This gun would be typical for the period, possibly except for the length of the barrel.

At my age, doubtful, I would be riding a horse any time soon.

I'm itchy to buy, but have to overcome the other half's aversion to firearms, even though this one would would be more for show that shot.

Thanks all for the input.

Tom in Temple, TX

Fingers McGee
November 30, 2009, 11:46 PM

From the description, it is a short barreled 1851 Navy in .44 cal. The octagonal barreled '51 Navies were all .36 caliber. So it is not a reproduction of any historical firearm and wouldn't be suitable for a reenactor at a juried event.

However, being steel framed and in excellent condition from your description, the $139 for it is a real good price. You should have a lot of fun shooting it.