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Old July 5, 2008, 08:09 PM   #1
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My 1st BP Revolver

I bought a BP rifle from a friend the other day, sort of as a favor for his father. After paying him, he opened up a pistol case to show me this BP revolver and asked me to make him an offer for it. I wasn't sure that I even wanted it when he stated a price that I couldn't refuse.
So now I'm the owner of an Armi San Marco .44 Sheriff's model [5 inch] that only had about 50 rounds shot through it. It shows a date code of 1992 and he even pre-loaded it with 28 grains of black powder in each cylinder. He polished up the brass really nice and it doesn't appear to have been abused.
It has a light trigger which might be a sign of not being properly hardened, but it seems to be okay for now anyway. Otherwise the action seems smooth & tight, and it has nice grips.
What else should I have done, just let it be returned back into the case like an unwanted orphan?

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