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Old February 24, 2011, 01:18 AM   #14
62coltnavy
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Rumor has it that Augusta also made 51 colts with brass frames during the war, but I've only ever seen a steel framed one. Cylinders were plain. The shoulders on the backstrap were different, but the rest of the gun is a spitting image. Most of the southern guns I've seen were produced with round barrels-the Augusta gun is the only one, in fact, tht I've found with an octagonal barrel.

When I spokeof the age of the pistol, I was specifically referring to the patina of the barrel. All the guns I've seen that haveturned this color were more than a hundred years old.

I've read that a lot of bells in Atlanta and Augusta went to the manufacture of firearms. These guns, as I read elsewhere here, had high copper content.
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