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Old April 3, 2012, 09:12 PM   #51
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Thank you Sebou, this gives me more to look into.

What is the Diligence Battle?? The scene on the cylinder is that of a stagecoach robbery.

I was able to measure the inside of the barrel and it did measure .31
so that makes more sence.
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Old April 4, 2012, 12:01 PM   #52
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Interesting thread. Clearly boatloads, literally, of replica C&B revolvers have come to the U.S. from Itlay in the past 40, or so, years.
The thread reminds me of when I had my muzzle loading shop in the 70's. Somehow I got onto the mailing list from and exporter. One offering was for a gross (that's 144) of brass framed Rem. Army .44 C&B revolvers. The total price to me, as a dealer, including shipping and import fees, was $575.00. That breaks down to under $4.00 per gun. Even at that time, $4.00 wasn't much money, especially for a new gun.
One has to wonder how much time and care went into manufacturing those when the factory, exporter both made a profit on them, not including shipping and fees. Not much, fer sure.
These same guns were retailed by many here in the U.S. for anywhere from $50.00 to well over $100.00 each.
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Old April 21, 2013, 10:33 AM   #53
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EIG - FIE replica manufacturer

I know I'm very late getting to this conversation, but I thought I would post this for the benefit of anyone who comes along later:

The best information that I've been able to dig up indicates that this logo is "LGB" and stands for Luciano Giacosa of Brescia, Italy. My father had two EIG replicas, an 1851 Colt .36 Navy that he bought in 1966, and a Colt 1849 .31 caliber that he bought in 1967. I don't know whether these had the LGB logo on them, as he engraved over any markings on the frame of the 1851 (which is the only one that I have in my possession).
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Old April 21, 2013, 12:06 PM   #54
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Rifleman1776: These same guns were retailed by many here in the U.S. for anywhere from $50.00 to well over $100.00 each.
You're right. I paid $60 in 1969 for a brand new brass framed 1851 Navy. $60 was a weeks wages for me back then.
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Old April 21, 2013, 07:18 PM   #55
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In the mid seventies I was buying everything through Shotgun News. EMF was a big volume vendor and steel frame Colts and Remingtons were going for 54.00 to 65.00 bucks. I bought my first ROA (SS 7.5 Target Sights) at the NATO sports store in Naples Italy for 85.00. Also bought a .45 Cal Hawken Flintlock Rifle for 110.00. I carried both of those firearms with me on the plane on the way home. The ROA was actually in my carry-on bag in the cabin.

Try that now.

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