View Full Version : Colt 22 cal black powder f/s ???

January 16, 2013, 04:24 PM
A local gun shop has an unfired Colt Black Powder Cap-Ball looks very nice in a wood box . It,s one of the repos made in the 70/80,.s i think Cal . is 22 ?
Shop is asking 220.00:D:D

Any interest and I will get more info for you .

Doc Hoy
January 16, 2013, 04:42 PM
Also some name plate data.

220.00 could be a steal or too steep.

North East Redneck
January 16, 2013, 07:55 PM
.22? That's different. Never heard of that. Pics Please.

North East Redneck
January 16, 2013, 08:42 PM
Just looked em up. Seems you can buy a new one, made by North American Arms for about $230. Can also buy a kit, 250 30gr balls, holster, spare cylinder etc for about $280. May just have to get one.

January 16, 2013, 10:26 PM
Probably the .22 Colt Centennial Commorative, a scaled-down M1860.

They are not cap and ball revolvers, just look like it.

They are .22 single shots and will have to be yellow sheeted.

Colt also marketed .22 Short single shot derringers, two in a fancy box, each slightly different in color, as were the "C&B" revolvers.

They are all a POS and shouldn't be fired.

Most missfire and all have pot metal frames and barrels with steel liners in them.

They show up from time to time, people buy them at estate sales and think they struck gold, but they didn't.


January 17, 2013, 12:34 PM
It is a commemorative and it only has Colt stuff for markings .
It,s not 22 Rim and not a single shot .
As for pictures it is in a gun shop 20 miles from my home ?

January 17, 2013, 01:21 PM
Is this a revolver or derringer type? There were a bunch of these sold a while back by EMF.

January 17, 2013, 01:47 PM
It,s a five shot revolver With a Ramrod and nipples ?
And it is made by Colt

January 17, 2013, 02:00 PM
Now that does sound cool!

January 17, 2013, 02:32 PM
It looks cool as hell . A friend that Collects this kind of stuff seen my post and bought it this morning .
It,s is sold

January 17, 2013, 02:46 PM
Well tell him to bring it by so we can see it, that would be a new one for me.

North East Redneck
January 17, 2013, 06:48 PM
KeyBear, guess I missed the Colt part.
Hope your friend enjoys it. Sounds like a cool gun.

January 18, 2013, 08:46 AM
Had not seen these before reading this thread, Have any of you shot one of these?????

I was in the market for a 22 revolver, and this one looks to have style..

January 18, 2013, 06:12 PM

Listed for $395 @ Collector's Firearms (above) & $295 on GA (below)


The above are cartridge .22 cal (.22 Short).

AFAIK, Colt never made a .22 muzzle-loading C&B revolver - the only ones I know of are the modern NAA Companion, NAA Super Companion, & NAA Earl (North American Arms, below)




January 18, 2013, 10:37 PM
SO It looks like the Loading lever does not move??????