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OrneryOaf

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Gents,
I got a nice score a few years ago at a pawn shop but dont know a lot about them. Its a Belgium made 1860 percussion pistol. Im used to the uberti and pietta as i shot
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them in sass. This one I've never shot as i read on the internet it was a special, made on colt tooling? Got the colt pony stamp on it and everything. Centaur. Any you guys know what these are going for? Probably gonna sell it to pay for a new gun. What says the rogues gallery?
 

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I'm a shooter, dont really collect. I may just shoot it. Its pretty nice now. Probably put it up on the mp.....also I looked at the croc site, pretty cool. Found out she was made in 1963.
 

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I have a similar revolver, made in the mid-60s. These are some of the best quality BP revolvers ever manufactured.
 

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For some reason I did t get one from you,I will try to pm you
 

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These are very desirable. I always keep an eye out at gun shows, as most dealers have no idea. There is a whole collecting niche for replica BP revolvers and the Centaur is right up there.
 

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These are ads from three issues of Guns Magazine 1961-1962. All are Centaures marketed in the US by Centennial Arms, Chicago IL, back when one could fill out the coupon, send a check, and have them mailed to you, no questions asked.

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Jim

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I thought I sent you a PM - I'll try again.

How about you PMing me? One way or the other we should hook up.
 

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I've been researching these guns and wow..you guys were right, there are actually websites for collectors of these,lol...but for the life of me, prices are like 400- to Lord knows how high for the super nice ones with the shoulder stocks...
 

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Interesting that it is an 1860 Army replica but they stamped the barrel “1960” New Model Army. Wonder why they would do this
 

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The company was named Centennial Arms to take advantage of the ACW Centennial, thus the "1960" name.
 

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I have a HARPERS FERRY FLINT LOCK PISTOL, also made by then in the 1960's. they sold for $29.00 and now they are going NORTH of $600.00 to $800.00. on GUN BROKER. the reason being is that it is said that they were made on the original machinery and there fore they are the same as the ones made in 1807. nothing like the one being put out by PEDERSOLI, with all of the fancy engraving on the lock, and being blued. so as stated you are very lucky.
 

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They often will command prices similar to 2nd Gen Colt percussion revolvers. I have #038 that was made in 1959. The whole Italian black powder industry was created because American importers wanted a cheaper alternative to the Belgian replicas which cost much more to produce. The Belgian guns are also dimensionally much closer tot he originals than the Italian clones.
 

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The Centaure guns were made on modern machinery of the 1960s, but the contract with Colt was never cancelled, so the Model 1960 can correctly be said to being made under contract with Colt.
 

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