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45 colt Navy arms

Just came onto a navy arms colt 45 serial number 27581 in front of the chamber. Also on the frame is BM that is in a box. On the front of the frame isletters cat5563.
Ther appears to be some kind of insignia on the chamber and the right side of the barrekk the lettewrs are PSF This gun was pat in Sept 19, 1871, july 2, 72 and Jan 19 75 Does anyone know anything about this pe\iece? or what the letters and numbers mean? Appreciate any info.

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Re: 45 colt Navy arms

It would appear you have a navy arms replica of a Colt 1873 model P. The patent numbers and dates are the original patent markings from the Colts of the period. Privided it's in good condition they are excellent shooters. I believe they are made by Uberti of Italy if memory serves.

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Re: 45 colt Navy arms

Thanks, I am curious about it, I wonder why there is no marking saying it is from Italy?. It is in excellent shape, and the trigger seems to be almost a "hair trigger" It pulls so easy. all marking are in great shape, and are clear to ead. My problem I am about half blind and can't see them right LOL
Again, thanks. Do you know if there is any value to it?
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Re: 45 colt Navy arms

Willie,
The gun certainly has a value but as a shooter, not a collectors piece. There should be proof house marks from Uberti on the underside of the barrell I believe. The guns are good quality and fun to shoot as they are faithfull copies of originals. They are quite popular with SASS shooters. As to it's exact worth it's hard to say without seeing it as much depends on condition but as I WAG (wild ass guess) I'd say from $250.00 to $400.00 depending on model and condition. Try the blue book of gun values for a better idea.

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Re: 45 colt Navy arms

I'd guess Uberti as well, I don't believe early models have an Italy mark on them. Their good shooters, just don't use hot loads.

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I second the opinion on hot loads. I've seen pictures of a couple with the top straps blown into the stratosphere.

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Re: 45 colt Navy arms

I purchased the same weapon out of an Estate sale last year and use light loads but what a fun weapon to shoot. Makes you wonder how anyone ever wone any war. Do you have any picutres you could post? My 12 year old son upted to shoot and said there was no kick.
Just read up and check the realoading manuals and have fun. I have probalby only shot mine about 50 times because of the clean up.

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