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Old January 17, 2012, 07:58 PM   #10
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Will a brass frame revolver hold up as well as a steel framed, I mean the Colt types?

All you have is this base pin in a chunck of brass.

I don’t know if the Confederates were able to make steel. They made cast iron. Might have had wrought iron. They were so hard up for materials that they used brass and lead whenever they could.

This Confederate scabbard, next to an Ames, shows an example of the primitive materials and workmanship used in Confederate weapons. The scabbard throat is missing, lost at some point, looking inside you can see how the scabbard is made of a wrapped metal, and the seams are lead soldered. The scabbard mounts are brass, lead soldered to the body. The Ames is nicely brazed steel.

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