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TGeorge 
32 Cal.
Posts: 43
07-16-08 08:20 PM - Post#591876    


Anmybody heard anything about Replica Arms in Marietta Ohio and its line of Italian made black powder pistols?

 
rebel727 
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rebel727
07-16-08 08:41 PM - Post#591884    

    In response to TGeorge

Replica Arms was one of the early importers. Some were made by Uberti and some by Armi San Marco

 
Huntin Dawg 
70 Cal.
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Huntin Dawg
07-16-08 10:02 PM - Post#591920    

    In response to rebel727

I have a magazine with one of their ads in it. I assume they just sell the same replicas everyone else does.

HD
Skin that one Pilgrim and I'll get you another!!


 
scalper 
54 Cal.
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scalper
07-16-08 10:16 PM - Post#591926    

    In response to TGeorge

I Never heard a negative report on a Replica Arms gun....infact I have one commin in the Big Brown Truck....OH HAPPY DAY!!!
What kind of arm by Replica are you looking at?
if I may ask...

 
rebel727 
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rebel727
07-16-08 11:12 PM - Post#591940    

    In response to scalper

I guess I need to get out more. I thought they were defunct.

 
TGeorge 
32 Cal.
Posts: 43
07-16-08 11:28 PM - Post#591946    

    In response to scalper

Colt Walker and a Remington type .44 caliber, which, however, has a brass frame - I think that must be a manufacturing error.

 
scalper 
54 Cal.
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scalper
07-17-08 08:24 AM - Post#592003    

    In response to rebel727

Reb.....my Bad...
yes...Replica Arms operateds in the 70's....
they arent around anymore....
I just found out today that they were located in Martinsburg West Virginia....MY HOME STATE;
WILD & WONDERFUL WEST VIRGINIA
HOME OF THE MOUNTAINEERS

 
scalper 
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scalper
07-17-08 08:29 AM - Post#592005    

    In response to TGeorge

" Manufacturing error?" what kind of problems are the guns giving you?....I assume that you could obtain parts and make the work....
In my old black powder catalogs from the 70's
each and every gun listed was distributed by 4 or 5 importers and replica arms is sure listed on alot of differnt guns....therefore I assume you wont have any problem obtaining parts that will work albeit you may have to file them or make somesort of modification....

 
Anonymous 
07-17-08 10:31 AM - Post#592044    

    In response to TGeorge

Replica Arms operated in the 60's and 70's and were bought out about that time. They were a very good product and were originally made in Marietta, Ohio. I don't remember who bought them and feel that parts may be hard to come by, unless some other maker might interchange. Thre is some collector value for the Marietta marked pistols and rifle.
Mark

 
TGeorge 
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07-17-08 10:45 AM - Post#592055    

    In response to scalper

I thought that Remington style cap and ball revolvers should have a steel, not a brass frame.
The pistol is .44 caliber. I know there were a number of different modern Confederate repros made but I didn't think any of the brass framed pistols were .44 caliber Remington styles.

Shouldn't an accurate repro of a .44 Remington style revolver have a steel instead of a brass frame?

 
scalper 
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scalper
07-17-08 10:51 AM - Post#592057    

    In response to TGeorge

Yes....a 58 remington should be Steel frame...they made no brass '58's. I think that they made the '63 .31 caliber in brass...but I may be incorrect.....but I am sure the '58 was only in steel frame...

 
Robert an saa fan 
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07-17-08 11:06 AM - Post#592060    

    In response to Papa

If I recall correctly Replica Arms was bought out by Navy Arms years ago.

For a while Navy Arms advertised that guns obtained from them might be marked Replica Arms or Navy Arms.

All the Replica Arms revolvers I have seen were Italian made as rebel727 wrote above.



 
RonT 
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Posts: 254
07-17-08 11:42 AM - Post#592070    

    In response to Papa

A few parts may still be out there...maybe in the vicinity of Lore City, or Quaker City..that's where my spare cylinder came from...just sayin'
R


 
Russ T Frizzen 
70 Cal.
Posts: 4762
07-17-08 04:29 PM - Post#592128    

    In response to Papa

Replica Arms was an importer. They didn't make the guns they sold--most were made in Italy.

 
RonT 
40 Cal.
Posts: 254
07-17-08 04:46 PM - Post#592131    

    In response to Russ T Frizzen

Well Mark, there you have it....
R

 
T.C. Albert 
40 Cal.
Posts: 220
07-17-08 05:15 PM - Post#592136    

    In response to RonT

Ive been told by replica revolver collectors that early "Replica Arms" cap-n-ball revolvers with the Marietta markings, especially in unfired condition, are actually becoming collectable themselves because they were both an early import and a good quality pistol...so it seems they are holding and maybe even rising in thier value?

Im looking for a "Replica Arms" Paterson style capper. So far no luck.
T.Albert

 
Thumbkid 
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Posts: 5
07-21-08 10:33 AM - Post#593322    

    In response to T.C. Albert

I have 2 Replica Arms revolvers. 1860 Colt and 1862 Colt Police, both made by Uberti. Both have the Replica Arms, Marietta, Ohio markings on the top of the barrels and are excellent shooters. I have yet to find a C&B revolver that is as reliable and accurate as my 1860. I also like the 1860's 'oversize' grips which are very hand filling.
Thumbkid (Bay City, MI)

 
Alexander L. Johnson 
45 Cal.
Posts: 955
07-21-08 11:23 AM - Post#593338    

    In response to Thumbkid

My father still has a Replica Arms 1860 that he said he bought new in the late 1960's. It has acheived just the right amount of wear on it and is one of the more attractive replicas I have seen.

 
mykeal 
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Posts: 2147
mykeal
07-22-08 07:08 AM - Post#593582    

    In response to Robert an saa fan

Just a note to provide some evidence supporting the Navy Arms/Replica Arms connection. This is a Navy Arms box from 1977; it carries both the Navy Arms and Replica Arms logos. The gun inside is an 1851 Navy with Navy Arms markings.


 
bprevolver 
36 Cal.
Posts: 87
07-24-08 11:28 AM - Post#594235    

    In response to TGeorge

Replica Arms was one of the major competitors of Navy Arms in the beginning of the replica black powder revolver revival. Replica Arms started in El Paso, Texas and guns of this era will be marked as such. First revolver offered was the 1847 Walker.

Replica Arms later moved to Marietta, Ohio. Revolvers of this era will be marked “Marietta, Ohio". In 1973 Navy Arms bought out Replica Arms of Marietta, Ohio. Replica Arms of this era will be marked Ridgefield, NJ, the location of Navy Arms, but will still have the old Replica Arms Logo. The name “Replica Arms” was eventually abandoned entirely and all guns were then marked “Navy Arms”.

Manufacturer of some of the early revolvers is unknown. They offered revolvers made by Armi San Marco, Uberti, and Pietta. Replic Arms offered several cased sets. All Replica Arms are very collectable and have already seen substanial appreciation.

There is a collector's association, Replica Percussion Revolver Collector's Association. Web site is: http://rprca.tripod.com


Edited by bprevolver on 07-24-08 11:33 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
scalper 
54 Cal.
Posts: 1666
scalper
07-24-08 12:00 PM - Post#594247    

    In response to bprevolver

BPrevolver....I have a Sharps Buisness rifle stamped REPLICA ARMS MARTINSBURG WV ( about 40 miles from my cabin ) Where does that fit into your Replica Arms timeline?



Hmmmmmm???

Edited by scalper on 07-24-08 12:01 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
bprevolver 
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Posts: 87
07-25-08 11:56 AM - Post#594648    

    In response to scalper

How old is your rifle? Navy Arms moved to Martinsburg, W.V. a few years ago. Got tired of N.J. laws. Since Navy Arms bought Replica Arms they may be using that name again on rifles. I have never seen any newer revolvers using Replica Arms. I am a know nothing when it comes to the muzzle loading rifles.

 
scalper 
54 Cal.
Posts: 1666
scalper
07-26-08 09:43 AM - Post#594906    

    In response to bprevolver

Well..the rifle is new to me anyways...I traded a forum member for it undr the assumption that it was a Gun made by Replica ARMS....It arrived yesterday and it seems it is stamped REPLICA Arms on the top barrel flat and I.A.B. on the side flat....
turns out that it is a sharps made by I.A.B.
and not Replica Arms ,,,,,It is stamped "Replica Arms" only because it is exactly that...
a replica arm.................
sorry about the confusion....this is what happens when I talk about a gun before I get my hands on it...

 
wwpete52 
40 Cal.
Posts: 147
07-27-08 09:59 AM - Post#595181    

    In response to scalper

Wow, three pages of comments about Replica Arms and no one has it right. If you guys would do just a simple google search you would find this out:
http://shootmgzine.blogspot.com/2006/01/replica-arms-rides-again.html


 
scalper 
54 Cal.
Posts: 1666
scalper
07-27-08 12:16 PM - Post#595223    

    In response to wwpete52

3 pages...yep, Scalpers posts usually get alot of hits...cuz I only post when the questions is very debateable...I have done quite a bit of buisness with Val Forgett in the past . He lives in Martinsburg WVa...not far from my cabin.
I will call him up and see if I.A.B. is one of the companies producion repro BP arms for his company " Replica Arms" and finally have a concrete answer to my own question.

Edited by scalper on 07-27-08 12:17 PM. Reason for edit: I have to learn to type,,,,

 
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