WANTED 1851 Pietta .44 barrel, 7 1/2 inch.

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Looking for a used 7 1/2" .44 cal. 1851 Pietta barrel or whole pistol ragged out for parts. Thanks, George.
 

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Hello Sir. Im still green as to this forums ways. Has the item listed been sold?If not how much for what ever you may have Sir? Im very interested in the whole unit or anything you may still have. In May I purchased the same revolver from Dixie Gun Works in kit form. Ill admit the level of work needed to be done was high. I enjoyed it. How ever the file and sanding work needed on the brass? I have no doubt my arm thinks i must of hit a second and more lustful puberty... I want to make a boxed revolver of many uses. I intend to have a short three inch or less barrel along with a 24 inch carbine barrel. With the hand made shoulder stock. That will double as a powder horn and ball keeper. The rare canteen shoulder stock gave me the idea. The main body shall become the platform for a .36 cal Navy to adhere to its historical cal. Many do not know the term Navy has nothing to do with it being an G.I. weapon to our Navy. But a tribute to the Republic of Texas and a naval battle that took place between The navy of Texas and Mexico in Her war to break away from the dictators rule. Both the Flag of Texas and Mexico can be seen under a lens. Mr.Colt hired a master engraver to make positive cylinders of various battles. Like Texas Rangers fighting Indians on the Walker hand cannon. A stage coach robbery on the Pocket Police.. This added to the beauty of the weapons but served for the most part to keep fake often very dangerous copies off the market. As this positive cylinder rolled under pressure to create a negative in the softer metal of the revolvers softer metal. Was a very costly investment that put making a copy out of the forgers ability and logic. It cost them more than any profit they might make. Sorry to rattle on.I just love the history that is often buried under the dust of time.Thank you. God bless Sir
 

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Ummmmm....

Steve. Treestalker is wanting to buy a barrel. He doesn't say he's selling anything.

(As a side note, your right about the Colt engravings on his pistols cylinders. It was a form of Colt trademark that he could use to sue any company that tried to copy it. Colt loved to sue other companies.)
 

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Ummmmm....

Steve. Treestalker is wanting to buy a barrel. He doesn't say he's selling anything.

(As a side note, your right about the Colt engravings on his pistols cylinders. It was a form of Colt trademark that he could use to sue any company that tried to copy it. Colt loved to sue other companies.)
Thanks Jim.
 

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Hello Sir. Im still green as to this forums ways. Has the item listed been sold?If not how much for what ever you may have Sir? Im very interested in the whole unit or anything you may still have. In May I purchased the same revolver from Dixie Gun Works in kit form. Ill admit the level of work needed to be done was high. I enjoyed it. How ever the file and sanding work needed on the brass? I have no doubt my arm thinks i must of hit a second and more lustful puberty... I want to make a boxed revolver of many uses. I intend to have a short three inch or less barrel along with a 24 inch carbine barrel. With the hand made shoulder stock. That will double as a powder horn and ball keeper. The rare canteen shoulder stock gave me the idea. The main body shall become the platform for a .36 cal Navy to adhere to its historical cal. Many do not know the term Navy has nothing to do with it being an G.I. weapon to our Navy. But a tribute to the Republic of Texas and a naval battle that took place between The navy of Texas and Mexico in Her war to break away from the dictators rule. Both the Flag of Texas and Mexico can be seen under a lens. Mr.Colt hired a master engraver to make positive cylinders of various battles. Like Texas Rangers fighting Indians on the Walker hand cannon. A stage coach robbery on the Pocket Police.. This added to the beauty of the weapons but served for the most part to keep fake often very dangerous copies off the market. As this positive cylinder rolled under pressure to create a negative in the softer metal of the revolvers softer metal. Was a very costly investment that put making a copy out of the forgers ability and logic. It cost them more than any profit they might make. Sorry to rattle on.I just love the history that is often buried under the dust of time.Thank you. God bless Sir
Steven, I am looking for a 7 1/2" Navy barrel in .44 cal. I am aware of Colt's Texas relationship, and love Texas history. My G.G. Grandfather Benjamine Johnson fought at the Grass fight at Bejar and also at San Jacinto. Colt was way ahead of his time. Good luck with your pistol project, somebody used to make an 18" barrel for the Navy. I would make a shoulder stock and a separate powder flask and ball bag, just me. Geo.
 

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