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Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by Snaggletooth, Jul 15, 2008.

  1. Snaggletooth

    Snaggletooth Well-Known Member

    I know that they were not makers but who made the guns. Does anyone have a clue. I know that there was something illegal apparently in their operation and they were closed. I have a BP revolver that just shows the importer but not who made it. I figure some of you old timers can give me a starting place.
  2. Smokin_Gun

    Smokin_Gun Well-Known Member

    Hey Snaggletooth...Lee may know I remember tryin to find out about it, and Florida-Import-Export dealt with several differant manufacturers. So it may be up it the air or lee has the info.
    Hope someone here knows.

  3. scrat

    scrat Well-Known Member

    FIE wasnt that pietta
  4. Snaggletooth

    Snaggletooth Well-Known Member

    Smokin' Gun, I ask lee and he never could find out. I thought maybe someone on this forum might know.
  5. scrat

    scrat Well-Known Member

  6. arcticap

    arcticap Well-Known Member

  7. Snaggletooth

    Snaggletooth Well-Known Member

    I just bought 3 baby Dragoons to give to my grandsons. Their father can keep them till they are old enough or mature enough to own a firearm. Something to remember the ol man by. I wanted to be able to leave some history for them.
  8. PeashooterJoe

    PeashooterJoe Member

    FIE used small shops in Italy to make their revolvers. PR is one that comes to mind, seems he was some relation to the Beratta family. ...PeashooterJoe.
  9. Snaggletooth

    Snaggletooth Well-Known Member

    Scrat, thank you I wrote a note to the publisher. Ill let everyone know the reply.
  10. Snaggletooth

    Snaggletooth Well-Known Member

    Thanks Peashooter Joe. Thats another place to look.
  11. Shotgun Willy

    Shotgun Willy Well-Known Member

    PR is one that comes to mind, seems he was some relation to the Beratta family. ...PeashooterJoe

    Hey, Joe!
    I've been searching high and low for information on who made the guns with the PR (overlapped) on them. Do you happen to know any more about it?
  12. Snaggletooth

    Snaggletooth Well-Known Member

    I got my revolvers today, or maybe it was yesterday and looked them over carefully. They are FIE and all have PR stamped on the butt. I guess they were all made by PR. The date codes shoe 72, 75 and 76 as year of manufacture.
  13. Snaggletooth

    Snaggletooth Well-Known Member

    Scrat. Ive tried to link to those sited and they are apparently gone.
  14. scrat

    scrat Well-Known Member

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