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Norton Commando
April 2, 2011, 08:58 PM
I'm considering the purchase of a Euroarms 1860 Colt. Does anyone have any experience with this brand and type of gun? Is it a quality piece? Dixie Gun Works has them on "sale" for $275, discounted from $325. I'm thinking about retiring my genuine 1860 Colt and wanted something to replace it. The Euroarms Colt seems reasonable at $275, if the quality is up to snuff.

Comments are appreciated.

Jason

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mykeal
April 2, 2011, 10:07 PM
Yep. Well, almost. This is actually an Armi San Paolo, the predecessor to Euroarms. It was made in 1980, so it isn't much of an example to use for judging more contemporary production:
http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o254/mykealsm/Guns/Colt%201860%20Army/1630.jpg
Nonetheless, I think they are a good product. Any of the Italian manufacturers has shown the ability to occasionally produce a lemon, so there is always some risk in buying a gun you can't actually inspect, but I'd take it.

Dave Markowitz
April 2, 2011, 10:51 PM
Euroarms is GTG. I don't have one of their Colt replicas, but I do have an 1858 Remington and a Rogers & Spencer from them. I also gave one of the R&Ss to my dad for his 70th birthday last month.

Here's the Remington:

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c340/davemarkowitz/percussion_revolvers/EOA_1858_Left_1024x768.jpg


And here's the Rogers & Spencer:

http://flintlock.org/zenphoto/albums/rogers-and-spencer-revolver/dscn1446.jpg

They are very good shooters, especially the R&S.

AlexanderA
April 3, 2011, 02:55 AM
Keep in mind that Euroarms has recently gone out of business, so you can't expect any customer support or parts from them. Only what distributors/dealers have in the pipeline.

In general, Euroarms revolvers are better than Piettas, but not as good as Ubertis.

Norton Commando
April 3, 2011, 09:40 AM
Thanks for all the feedback and great pictures guys!

Sad to hear that Euorarms has gone out of business. I'm going for it anyway.

Jason

Indian Outlaw
April 3, 2011, 09:43 AM
I have owned three Euroarms Remingtons of recent vintage. The fit of the triggerguard to the frame was fair-to-bad on all of them. The mainsprings were far too stiff, and one of them snapped in two places the fourth time I cocked the gun. The grips had bad grain, and the panels were made from different trees (i.e. the left and right panels were different colors). The older ASP/Euroarms guns were better, I think. (I know that some people have received better guns.) I visited their distribution center in Winchester, Virgina in April 2009. It was somewhat disorganized, and they had very little in stock.

Their Rogers & Spencer offering was better made than their Remington, in my opinion.

Your mileage may vary.

mykeal
April 3, 2011, 10:09 AM
Euroarms has been purchased by Pedersoli. Exactly what that means in terms of Euroarms products and support in the future is unknown. It could be anything from Pedersoli simply taking over management of the existing Euroarms production to busting up the tooling and shutting it down completely. The truth is probably somewhere in between; I have yet to see a credible report either way.

Indian Outlaw
April 3, 2011, 10:23 AM
Thanks for that information.

Buzzard II
April 6, 2011, 03:04 AM
It means the price is going way up. Check Pedersoli's web site and their Blackpowder No 1 magazine. Ouch!:eek:

Norton Commando
April 6, 2011, 12:45 PM
I couldn't find any Colt revolvers in the Pedersoli webiste. Perhaps they dropped Colt when they bought Euroarms? This seems unlikely, but...?

Shoot The Moon
April 6, 2011, 12:51 PM
+1 for good quality on older Euroarms - my '58 is 1974 vintage and is in really good condition considering the age. Not sure about the more recent ones - however I think I'd seek out a cared for used example - it's going to get dirty anyway and you can spend the $ you save on powder, caps and lead! :D

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