View Full Version : Where to Find Used Cap and Ball Revolvers

January 16, 2010, 12:14 PM
Where are good places online to find used cap and ball revolvers for sale?

January 16, 2010, 12:34 PM
Gunbroker would be a start. There are several other auction sites, as well.

Doc Hoy
January 16, 2010, 02:24 PM
Auction Arms is another site. Not as popular as Gunbroker.

January 16, 2010, 02:29 PM
Vonfilm - As was mentioned, GunBrokers - AuctionArms is another. A word on auction sites though - I watch AuctionArms quite a bit - a good site, a lot of good sellers, but . . . . I have seen BP revolvers - used ones - on the auction sites that sometimes have a starting price HIGHER than you could go right to Cabelas and buy them for new and have a warranty. Everyone likes to get top $ when they are selling something - that's human nature - but if something is used, it is used, not new. Check out Cabelas - sometimes they have specials - a good deal right now on Remingtons and the 1860 Colt. Look at other sites as well - sometimes a good deal is being offered on a new pistol. Check out the gun shows as well - I recently bought a "new in box" ASM 1861 Colt Navy at a gun show - a really nice one that was made in 1988 at a fraction of what a Pietta one would cost through Cabelas. At the same show, I could have bought another one (a Pietta) that was like new that I spotted on my way out for the same price. I did buy a nice Navy Arms short barreld brass framed Griswold & Gunnison repro off of AuctionArms for a very reasonalble price - the seller had a reasonable opening bid on it and it brought what was a reasonable price. Keep a watch on those sites and you'll soon discover that a lot of the pistols are relisted a number of times - there's a reason for it . . . usually the price is too high for a "used" piece. Common sense is the thing that has to be used by both the seller and the buyer. Keep looking and don't get discouraged - you'll find something that will fit the bill for you. Good luck!

January 16, 2010, 02:33 PM
I think Cabela's has the "dreaded" Pietta 1851 Navy Brass Frame in .44 for around $120 right now and the Pietta 1861 Army Steel Frame in .44 for $190. Both are great choices, though the brass frame will wear down slightly faster than the steel, and you'll have to fire weakened loads.

January 16, 2010, 02:55 PM
Uh, what's wrong with the Buy, Sell and Trade Black Powder Firearms section of this forum?

There's also the classified section of The Muzzleloading Forum.

January 16, 2010, 05:05 PM
I did just notice this forums Buy/Sell/Trade section and I will be watching that.

I think what I want is a steel framed 1860 Army or 1851 Navy in good working condition. Is it possible to find something like this for less than $100. Not minty, just a good shooter.

January 16, 2010, 05:58 PM
generally, no. Usually people want top dollar for their selling and will ask around 100-120 for a used C&B. Not many people sell the Pietta brass frames as fair prices.

January 16, 2010, 06:43 PM
There's a Taylor's import Uberti '51 for 2 bills 'buy it now' on GB, right now. Has tressos and says it's in excellent condition. My '62 police showed up today and there's no more blood in the stone this month. Thought somebody here might save me from myself, but just so you know, there's enough beer in the fridge that I haven't completely ruled it out.

January 16, 2010, 09:56 PM
May I suggest you post a WTB (Wanted To Buy) ad in the Buy/Sell/Trade subforum? You'll get more exposure.

January 19, 2010, 05:53 PM
May I suggest you post a WTB (Wanted To Buy) ad in the Buy/Sell/Trade subforum? You'll get more exposure.I'm planing to do exactly that when I get my tax return. I am looking for a pair of steel frame 1858s and I don't care what they look like, as long as they are good shooters. I saw one sell about a month ago (don't remember if it was here or CAS) for $105. I was really sorry to miss out on that one!