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Old May 17, 2011, 03:17 PM   #26
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Old April 3, 2017, 05:29 PM   #27
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Bump - has anyone ever seen that "R. Jackson" stamped on a Navy like this? There was an old firearms dealer in London in the mid 1800's called "R. Jackson". I see it in some auction listings for some pieces, but they never show the actual stamping.

https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/21658/lot/55/
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Old April 3, 2017, 07:27 PM   #28
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Somewhere I have a book on London Colts. Let me see if I can dig it out.

Seeing how pristine it is, I am skeptical.
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Old April 3, 2017, 08:19 PM   #29
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Can't find the book on London Armory. I'll look again when the light is better.

I checked Hill & Anthony's Confederate Longarms and Pistols, Albaugh, Benet and Simmons' Confederate Handguns and Gary's Confederate Revolvers and didn't see squat.
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Old April 3, 2017, 08:28 PM   #30
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found it

My book, Colt Single Action Army Revolvers and the London Agency by C. Kenneth Moore only has a few pages on the cap 'n ball Colt revolver. No mention of Jackson in the index.

I'm going to say fake.
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Old April 4, 2017, 05:44 PM   #31
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I'm going to say it's a fake too. From what I can see of the knurling on the hammer spur it's wrong for a Colt.
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Old April 4, 2017, 09:43 PM   #32
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A modern reproduction that someone messed with imho. They didn't even go to the effort to "antique/distress" it.

BTW the grip wear on the first gun looks genuine. So either old grips or a very good counterfeiter.
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Old April 6, 2017, 01:43 PM   #33
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So whats with that "R.[ Jackson" stamped under the barrel? would a counterfeiter put something extra on a gun that would never be there on a real one?
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Old April 6, 2017, 08:26 PM   #34
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Maybe he traded the gun for a pair of shoes. Or was that Joe Jackson?

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Old April 9, 2017, 11:48 AM   #35
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So whats with that "R.[ Jackson" stamped under the barrel? would a counterfeiter put something extra on a gun that would never be there on a real one?
They sure will. Anything that will give a gun a personal touch.
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