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Old May 27, 2009, 01:39 PM   #1
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CVA 1851 .31 Steel Frame

Edit: Meant to say it is a .36 caliber, not a .31. Is this worth $100 or does it look like it's got too much rust on it? I was thinking of adding it to the collection. I am not a fan of CVA rifles and didn't even know they made revolvers. But for $100 I am thinking about it.

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Old May 27, 2009, 02:24 PM   #2
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How's the bore?
Will he take $87.50?
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Old May 27, 2009, 05:00 PM   #3
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Heck it's worth that for parts.
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Old May 27, 2009, 06:58 PM   #4
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Being a steel framed .36 Cal 1861 Navy, probably made by Armi San Marco for CVA in the late 1980s, it would be worth $100. Although it could be an Armi San Paulo (Euroarms) which would make it worth a little more.

Would be interested in what other markings are on it to pin down actual manufacturer and date.
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Old May 27, 2009, 11:00 PM   #5
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A hunnert bucks for a serviceable 1861 clone? I'd be all over it, no matter who made it.
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Old May 28, 2009, 12:31 PM   #6
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It'd have to be pretty bad for me to pass up on it for $100. Heck, I like 'em with a good patina so the rust isn't an issue at all unless we're talking real deep pitting or something that destroys it's function.

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Old May 28, 2009, 09:41 PM   #7
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Yep - $100 ain't worth what it once was. I'd pay it for that gun.
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Old May 28, 2009, 11:28 PM   #8
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Hell, it's already antiqued! Buy it! Shoot it!
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Old May 29, 2009, 08:39 AM   #9
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the price is right. You could probably even make $50 on it, if you change your mind later and don't want it.
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Old May 29, 2009, 09:54 AM   #10
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Send it to me!

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Old May 29, 2009, 10:35 AM   #11
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No way! With that worn finish, it could almost pass as an original at first glance, I think it looks great. Send it to me!
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