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    Very nice looking. I'm curious if it is functional. Where would you find balls and caps that size? Even if it is functional I don't think shooting it would be advisable, I imagine it is worth more in an unfired, unturned condition.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vladymere View Post
    Very nice looking. I'm curious if it is functional. Where would you find balls and caps that size? Even if it is functional I don't think shooting it would be advisable, I imagine it is worth more in an unfired, unturned condition.

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    Yes it is completely functional. Black powder and lead balls should be possible to find. The caps are not available a far as I know. But no, I would not attept to actually fire this pistol.

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    I posted on your Winchester up the page then saw this. The plate from USHS reminded me that I have a Colt SAA from them inherited from my father. Quality work on them.
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    Hmm - grip frame looks to be brass. With everything else they did (clearly first quality work), wonder why they didn't silver-plate it like the originals?

    Have you measured the bore and charge-hole diameters (presumably c. .18-.19")?

    IF you wanted to shoot it (I applaud the decision to leave it un-fired), I'd think 4F powder would work OK, and size BB shot (.180 diameter; maybe #1 at .160" depending) should work OK.
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    Pretty gun. It's an Italian reproduction, of course.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dcriner View Post
    Pretty gun. It's an Italian reproduction, of course.
    Not sure that takes away from it. The entire run was under a Colt license to the USHS now know as America Remembers. Do a google search and they are selling for several hundred dollars.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tennessee Longhunter View Post
    Not sure that takes away from it. The entire run was under a Colt license to the USHS now know as America Remembers. Do a google search and they are selling for several hundred dollars.
    Yes. This was made by Uberti in Italy. They were made back in the 80's in small numbers.

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    what is the caliber? I think I missed it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by toot View Post
    what is the caliber? I think I missed it?
    The barrel is rifled in .17 caliber.

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    Quote Originally Posted by timkel View Post
    The barrel is rifled in .17 caliber.
    In that case, some .18" shot (BB) would be just right. 4f powder. Now caps, hmm....
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