I am new to black powder guns


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brahma bull
January 14, 2013, 05:54 PM
A friend is trying to sell me a euroarms xx8 sheriff's model 36 cal. revolver for 50 bucks. I know it needs the wedge, a screw above the wedge and a screw in front of the trigger. I have taken the gun apart and cleaned it and reassembled it. I would like to know if its worth the 50bucks before i invest any money into it. It is in decent shape and its not black and brass. It looks like maybe nickel and brass i dont know. I have been Googling and still have not seen one on the net that looks like it. Can anyone help me with any info. on this gun?

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tom e gun
January 14, 2013, 11:55 PM
It might help to move this to the black powder section, perhaps one of the mods can work their magic :D

TimboKhan
January 15, 2013, 12:24 AM
Moved. I think you should be able to get some good answers here!

BSA1
January 15, 2013, 08:52 AM
Missing parts are always red flag. I suggest you check with Gun Parts Corporation and other part suppliers first. Dixie Gun Works is another source.

In it's current condition as a shooter the answer is no.
As a wallhanger probably.
As a gun buy back for $100.00 yes.

Pictures are worth a million words.

kBob
January 15, 2013, 10:13 AM
I second doing a search for the parts specific to that make of revolver and considering the price of replacing the parts and the postage and all.

I or some of the others around here might buy it just for the value of its parts, but as a first BP revolver I think you might want to save the money and buy a new gun to reduce the chances of a great deal of frustration.

Buying a piece of junk from a friend can be a problem for maintaining friendships unless you go into the deal recognizing that you may be buying soemthing that might be nothing but heartaches and cash down the crapper.

I personally enjoy tinkering.....at least when I get over the red rage of something that should have worked not working for no appearent reason.....and the satisfaction of making broke things work.

-kBob

44 Dave
January 15, 2013, 02:42 PM
Buy the thing, we will help you find the parts, can't even get a good restaurant meal for $50!

the fool
January 15, 2013, 03:08 PM
Any machine shop can make you a wedge and any gunsmith will have a box of screws i bet you can find one that will fit the trigger guard
Cap and ball pistols are some of the most fun you can have

Rom828
January 15, 2013, 04:01 PM
If it's not rusty, I'd be in for $50.

Hellgate
January 15, 2013, 05:25 PM
If the frame is nickeled, put a magnet on it. A lot of them are brass with nickel plating. If non-magnetic don't bother with it as it is a brass frame. A machine shot would charge an arm & a leg to make a wedge. Just buy a new one and trim it to fit if needed. The screws ought to be replaceable with other makes. It sounds like a minor project gun. A lot of bargain brassers are shot loose and not serviceable.

Noz
January 15, 2013, 05:26 PM
VTI Gunparts will have what you need.
http://www.vtigunparts.com/

scrat
January 15, 2013, 09:49 PM
+1 on vtigunparts give them a call

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