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1860 Army stainless steel ASM

Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by Blackpowderwarrior, Sep 14, 2022.

  1. Blackpowderwarrior

    Blackpowderwarrior Member

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    @Jackrabbit1957
    When i get the cylinder back from mr. Hahn im going to see if the ream job fixed the issues i was having with it. Im hoping for the best but ready to send it to ya if it doesnt remedy the issue.
     
  2. Mark_Mark

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    OK… what does a bad boy like that run???
     
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    stainless Colt Dragoon & 1851.jpg
    stainless 1851 cut away.jpg
    stainless 1851 cutaway action.jpg
     
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    stainless 1851 cut-away.jpg
    stainless 1851 cutaway.jpg
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    stainless Walker & 1851 cut-away.jpg
    stainless 1851 & Baby Dragoon.jpg
     
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    stainless conversions.jpg
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    stainless Walker & cutaway 1851.jpg stainless Thuer conversion.jpg stainless 1851 Baby Dragoon.jpg
     
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  7. Blackpowderwarrior

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    @hrt4me Hey i know those pistolas!!! Literally one of a kind! Absolutely beautiful!
    Im still waiting on you to sell that Ruger you said youd post next week ... Last year Lol ;-)

    @Mark_Mark

    they arent cheap! 550 and higher
     
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  8. Jackrabbit1957

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    That's the first stainless Walker I've seen!, nice. Who made it?
     
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    Sweet - never saw a factory cutaway of a BP revolver! Very nice!
     
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    Wish I woulda known about him when I lived in the area! Would have been really cool to see something like that in person.
     
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    I have found there were other gunsmiths around the country also making their own stainless copies of Colt cap-and-ball percussion revolvers; I'll post a photo later of another one I have...
     
  14. AntiqueSledMan

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    Hey Guys,

    I've never had a stainless steel firearm,
    but I do use a lot of stainless steel hardware on my Antique Snowmobiles.
    It just keeps on shining and no rust like nickle plated stuff.
    The question I have is, has anyone experienced thread galling?
    I know if we encounter any resistance with stainless steel, we remove & replace with another and anti-seize.
    When a thread rolls with stainless steel it will weld itself together and make removal almost impossible.

    AntiqueSledMan.
     
  15. Jackrabbit1957

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    I have seen that in the aviation world as well. Putting antisleaze on it does help. I don't foresee it happening all that much in guns unless someone gets way to enthusiastic when tightening screws.
     
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  16. Blackpowderwarrior

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    The cylinder came back from Mr. Hahn today.
    He really does excellent work. Asm had drilled the chambers so bad the rammer wouldnt drop into three of the chambers. they now all work
     
  17. Mark_Mark

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    what’s ASM? a brand?
     
  18. hawg

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    Armi San Marco. They went under around 20 years ago.
     
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  19. Jackrabbit1957

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    ASM made some really nice stuff and some not so nice stuff. I have about 6 of them 5 are good quality. 1 not so much. Once they are tuned and arbors corrected on the Colts they are good solid machines.
     
  20. Mark_Mark

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    better then modern Uberti?
     
  21. hawg

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    The early ones were pretty good and closer to originals than Uberti. The later ones had soft internals and poor quality control.
     
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    Like Hawg says....they are very close in size to the originals. The modern Uberti, not so much. I've seen just a few ASM's that weren't that great....most I've seen are good. I have an ASM Schofield that I'll never part with.
     
  23. Blackpowderwarrior

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    I prefer Armi san marco to uberti or pietta.
    Strictly because of the feel of them. like others have stated they are near identical replicas to the originals.
    All ASM revolvers ive seen from the 80's parts will swap out perfectly with 2nd gen colts and one of
    ASM selling points in magazine ads is that their parts will swap out with 1st gen and 2nd gen colts.
     
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  24. hawg

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    I may be mistaken but I don't think 1st and 2nd gen parts interchange.
     
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  25. Blackpowderwarrior

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    thats what asm has claimed. i know other people who say they will swap out perfectly with second gens,
     
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