My "old" Colt 44

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  1. Aug 21, 2019 #1

    tom in nc

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    Here is my .44 that I bought in 1974. The manufacturer's mark is either PAG or RAG, I can't tell for sure. I have a spare cylinder also. Since the pistol is a brass frame model, I only shoot 24 g of real BP. It has always been properly cleaned and cared for and has never failed to fire. I can hit what I shoot at pretty well. The holster is a Navy Arms. It has been several years since the gun has been fired but I plan to "get back into it". I just bought a nice 1977 vintage .45 caliber long gun that I posted pics of in the percussion rifle forum and I plan to shoot both guns some when the high 90 temps are over with here. Cooler fall weather should be coming soon.
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    Hello Tom, Glad to see you're getting back onto the true path! You bought your revolver about the time I acquired my first, a Colt's 1849 pocket in 31 caliber, and I know you'll enjoy the Forum, welcome aboard, George.
     
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    RAG stands for Rigarmi, short for Rino Galesi Armi.
    This is an italian made replica.
    The proof mark is from Gardone Brescia.
     
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    tom in nc

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    Actually, I just found a chart on here that gives powder measures from empty cartridges and I see that .45 Auto empties hold 26 grains of black powder. I also shoot .45 Auto so that would be a handy measure for me, and close enough I guess. I plan to try my hand at making some paper cartridges for it.
     
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    The stamp XXX indicates 1974 as the year of production. Interesting is that it is not in a cartouche - the little square box that is required by Italian Proof Law to denote an arm made for overseas sale.
     
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    This is the third (or 4th?) differant Italian gun model with the term "Armi" in the name. What exactly does Armi mean? Italian for Arms maybe?
     
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    "Armi" in Italian means, "weapons". (According to Google Translate.)
     

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