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Old February 6, 2018, 01:38 PM   #1
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Paterson ID

I recently picked up a very old Paterson that I'm trying to ID. It has the Italian proof marks on the frame and "Made in Italy" but nothing more. It's dated XXVI (1970). The barrel is 9", like a Pietta. But the nipples are four slotted, like the Ubertis. Uberti nipples that I just got from Taylors are slightly too large. It looks like the four slotted nipples that were in the gun might have been hand fitted (altered from what they were).
Under the barrel are very small letters MDFRA, which I can find nothing about.
It's a cool old gun, in great shape, but I'd like to find the proper nipples for it.
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Old February 6, 2018, 01:54 PM   #2
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MOFRA di Mainardi A. was bought out by Euromanufacture (not Euroarms) in 1980. They were sold through Replica Arms.
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Old February 6, 2018, 03:17 PM   #3
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MOFRA - what a difference a letter makes. Thanks.
I'm thinking that finding the right nipples might be tough.
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Old February 6, 2018, 07:22 PM   #4
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Dixie Gun Works might have nipples to fit it....they usually carry a lot of off the wall stuff.
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Old February 6, 2018, 07:25 PM   #5
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Dixie, Track of the Wolf, Possibles shop all should have them but you need to find out the thread size and length.
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Old February 6, 2018, 07:29 PM   #6
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If you can easily remove a nipple you could stick it in an envelope and ask them to match it up.
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Old February 6, 2018, 08:39 PM   #7
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I measured the cylinder threads at the hardware store and came up with M5-08 or 10/32". Track of the Wolf said that'd be very hard to find. They suggested drilling and tapping to a regular size. I'll try Dixie Gun Works and the PossiblesShop.
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