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I am new to black powder guns

Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by brahma bull, Jan 14, 2013.

  1. brahma bull

    brahma bull New Member

    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?
  2. tom e gun

    tom e gun Well-Known Member

    It might help to move this to the black powder section, perhaps one of the mods can work their magic :D
  3. TimboKhan

    TimboKhan Moderator

    Moved. I think you should be able to get some good answers here!
  4. BSA1

    BSA1 Well-Known Member

    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.
  5. kBob

    kBob Well-Known Member

    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.

  6. 44 Dave

    44 Dave Well-Known Member

    Buy the thing, we will help you find the parts, can't even get a good restaurant meal for $50!
  7. the fool

    the fool Member

    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
  8. Rom828

    Rom828 Well-Known Member

    If it's not rusty, I'd be in for $50.
  9. Hellgate

    Hellgate Well-Known Member

    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.
  10. Noz

    Noz Well-Known Member

  11. scrat

    scrat Well-Known Member

    +1 on vtigunparts give them a call

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