Who made the CVA Wells Fargo 1849 ?

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And how do you load it ?? No arm !

I have the opportunity to pick up a cased set
Comes with the .31 barrel with 2 cylinders
A .36 barrel with two cylinders
A conversion cylinder that cannot be spoken of
Powder flask, 2 cavity .31 ball / conical mold
Assorted bits n pieces

Other than the Black Powder only Italy on the .36 barrel, And the CVA markings on the .31 barrel, there were no markings that I could find

What would be a fair price to offer for it ??
(This is NJ so there will be around $100 +/- in transfer fees and sales taxes stacked on top)

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You won't be able to use the .36 barrel and cylinders unless the frame is stepped to clear the larger part of those cylinders. It doesn't look to be in the photos. The wedge puller looks like the one for the Thompson Center Hawken. You have to remove the cylinder, load and reinstall.
 

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Since it didn't come from a US maker, look for a maker's mark among the proof marks.
 

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Look on the bottom of the frame by the serial # and on the bottom of the grip.
 

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If I remember correctly, those were made by Pieta. As mentioned above, you won’t be able to use the .36 cal barrel and cylinder because the frame does not look like it has the step. That is where the frame would be cut down to allow the .36 cal cylinder to rotate.

it almost looks like somebody tossed extra parts into the case, not knowing, or hoping nobody would notice the differences.

The fluted cylinder looks like it might be from an 1862 Pocket Police, .36 cal., possibly made by Uberti. In itself, that cylinder would not go style-wise with either of those barrels.

And then again….:dunno:
 

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And how do you load it ?? No arm !

I have the opportunity to pick up a cased set
Comes with the .31 barrel with 2 cylinders
A .36 barrel with two cylinders
A conversion cylinder that cannot be spoken of
Powder flask, 2 cavity .31 ball / conical mold
Assorted bits n pieces

Other than the Black Powder only Italy on the .36 barrel, And the CVA markings on the .31 barrel, there were no markings that I could find

What would be a fair price to offer for it ??
(This is NJ so there will be around $100 +/- in transfer fees and sales taxes stacked on top)

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There was a company called Palmetto that also made Italian replicas; don't know if they're still in business, then there was Armi San Marco. Nice Photos!
 

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There was a company called Palmetto that also made Italian replicas; don't know if they're still in business, then there was Armi San Marco. Nice Photos!
I just read that if it's Armi San marco it takes an odd nipple that impossible to get anymore
Is that true ?
 

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Palmetto has been gone for years and they made replicas on the low end of the quality scale for the most part. I suspect this is either a Euroarms (DGG) or an Armi Sam Marco (ASM). ASM will have a small logo that looks to be a triangle near the serial #. If you had the gun in hand you could pull a nipple to check the thread and go to Track of the Wolf's great listing.
 

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I have a 36 caliber CVA Navy that was made by Armi San Marcos. As mentioned above, they take a nipple particular to that manufacturer.

Hope this helps! Nice Rig!!!!!!

Walt
 

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I do not recall any of the Wells Fargo revolvers being made with a brass frame. I am seeing a collection of various parts assembled to the specifications of the Wells Fargo revolver.
 

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If you are talking originals yes, no brass. The brass frame ones were common production items in the 70s though.
 

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Brass framed revolvers were and are common reproduction items. I do not recall a brass framed reproduction Well Fargo Revolver.
 

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We already know it's a CVA (that's in the title of the thread)
Do we know who made it for CVA is the question ???
Or was CVA the manufacturer on this ??
 
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