Do you recognize this kit?

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    Sevendozen

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    I got this kit from my father today, and he said he got it from his dad....so likely 40-50 years old.

    There are no markings anywhere on the barrel or parts 20200119_203922.jpg
     
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    Don’t recognize kit, but believe you are missing the hammer.
     
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    Looks like a jukar derringer or colonial kit.
     
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    Don’t believe it is a Jukar/CVA Derringer. Have one of those and it just doesn’t match up. upload_2020-1-19_22-42-20.jpeg
     
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    I don't think it is a Colonial. His barrel looks to be about four inches. The grip does not look correct either. My Colonial has about seven inch barrel. But it is interesting. 4F7C6133-5CBA-48DF-BF4B-E80973399F2F.jpeg
     
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    It looks like an old Dixie Gun Works Kit.
     
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    That's what we were thinking but couldn't find any information to back that. I'd like to at least find some instructions. I've never put one together before.

    The barrel is 4", as someone mentioned, and the ID is .395".
     
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    old CVA kit
     
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    That's what I think
     
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    It is an interesting kit. I think it is closer the the 50 years old estimate. I find the back action lock interesting along with a wedge to hold the barrel in. Most of those older kits used a simple pin. I would think a set of instructions for any of the older CVA/Jukar kits would get you close to what you need to do to assemble it. Shaping the grip and lock area will be the hardest part. Just look at similar pistols to try to get that right. Track of the Wolf would probably have a hammer that will work.
     
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    You have a Dixie "KIT 130" OVERCOAT PISTOL KIT.
    On page 57 in the 1980 "TURNER KIRKLAND DIXIE GUNWORKS INC" catalog it shows a photo of the kit parts and on page 58 it describes the kit as follows:

    Although the gun in the photo you provided looks like it does not have a walnut stock, it might have been the same gun offered a few years before or after the kit shown in the 1980 catalog.
    The wood looks like it might be curly maple. If it is, your stock is better than walnut.
     
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    That's great, thank you!
     
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    Almost looks like mine.
    20200120_123413 (2).jpg
     
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    Back action lock and 40 caliber barrel rule out CVA and traditions. The Lincoln Derringer only came in 45 cal or 50 cal. I also don't think either CVA or Traditions ever sold any kit that crude. Most likely the Dixie overcoat or a similar kit.
     
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    x2 what Zonie said. I have a 1988 Dixie catalog that shows the overcoat pistol. Appears to be almost an exact match.
     
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    Sevendozen

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    Would you mind posting or sending me a picture of that?
     
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    Zonie

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    I'm not RhinoDave but this is what the finished pistol looks like in the 1980 catalog.

    upload_2020-1-20_15-55-10.png
     
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    Sevendozen

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    Boy, that's just as ugly completed, isn't it
     

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