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Brass framed Uberti 1849 pocket pistol

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  1. sirdutch

    sirdutch Member

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    I am looking at a BP pistol for sale and listed as an Uberti manufactured copy of Colt's 1849 pocket pistol with a brass frame. As I don't recognize the Uberti manufacturers mark and can't find another Uberti 1849 with a brass frame, my question is:

    Did Uberti make a brass framed copy of this firearm or is this copy possibly made by another manufacturer?

    I know that the Confederates have made brass framed copies of other Colts during the Civil War but I don't know if they did this with a '49.

    Thanks!
     
  2. white smoke

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    I am only aware of Uberti making it with brass grip frame not full frame. If you don't know, the logo is a U inside a circle with rifling like the U is sitting inside the muzzle. Hopes this helps.
     
  3. Jaymo

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    Sometimes, the logo is sort of hidden under the trigger guard.
     
  4. sirdutch

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    Thanks for the replies to you both. I am going to assume the seller is not a crook as he included a ? mark after the word Uberti. He doesn't know either. At this point all I need to know is if Uberti made any replicas of the '49 with a brass frame. Thanks again.
     
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    Mistake deleted.
     
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    I think J-Bar was thinking of the '62 Police model...
     
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    You are correct, thanks to both of you for correcting me. Misinformation deleted.
     
  9. sirdutch

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    A few minutes ago I dug a brass framed copy of what was called an 1849 pocket pistol that sold under the name of CVA. It had no loading lever so I will assume that they don't know that it is a Wells Fargo model. Perhaps the maker of the pistol I'm looking at is one sold by CVA and made by what ever Italian maker they bought it from.
     
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    To tell you all the truth, I have offered $125 for the little devil and while my offer hasn't been accepted at this point, I'm wondering if I have made a mistake offering any money at all. As I am a man of my word, I will follow suit if my offer is accepted. It would be the right thing to do.

    I am a little bit pissed at myself as I believe that a brass frame is neither historical or safe to shoot.
     
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    The brass frame pocket models may not be historically accurate; but they're just as fun to shoot as an iron framed one. You just gotta make sure you don't try to make an elephant gun out of one.
     
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    ASM or Armi San Marco made many of those little guns with brass frames. They are as safe to shoot as any steel framed gun.
     
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    My brass frame ASM Wells Fargo is fun to shoot and I have never been able to overload it with powder. There's simply not enough room in the chambers to overload it.
     
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