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Old November 12, 2012, 05:09 PM   #1
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Help identify Italian made 1851 Navy revolver

I got an Italian reproduction of the Colt 1851 .36 cal. Looking for the maker. All I could find was C.O.M. stamped under the barrel. It also said Made in Italy on the side. Any idea who made it?
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Old November 12, 2012, 05:20 PM   #2
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"COM" is the logo of "Contrini Officine Meccaniche di Contrini Giovanni", or Giovanni Contrini.
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Old November 12, 2012, 10:40 PM   #3
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Thank you sir. Ok so it may have been made in the '70s. I just picked it up at a gun show unfired but with surface rust and with the a defective locking pawl. Not bad for 75 "dollari".
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Old November 13, 2012, 12:00 AM   #4
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+1 on the long Italian moniker...
I also have a COM 1851 Navy. Not the greatest quality and required a bit of tuning, but it's a decent gun for the price.
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Old November 13, 2012, 06:59 AM   #5
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Nice find and good price.

I have a Sheriff's model of that revolver (Mine is brass frame.)

The one I have has a loose arbor which occured at least in part as a result of a chain fire event.

I don't shoot it any more but when I did I liked it.

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