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Richland-Arms-Co ?

Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by ontarget, Dec 11, 2010.

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  1. ontarget

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    I finally got an 1860 today, and was wondering if anyone had info on the Richland Arms Co. Blissfield, Michigan ? That is what is stamped on the side of the barrel. This gun is an ASM and stamped Address Col. Sam L. Colt New York U.S. America on the top of the barrel. Also she has a full length fluted cylinder, not the roll stamped naval scene. Steel frame, with a very smooth action. Thanks in advance, and yes I will post a pic asap.
     
  2. Fingers McGee

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    Richland Arms was one of the many importers of C&Bs in the early days of the replica trade. IINM, they eventually got rolled into Navy Arms.
     
  3. ontarget

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    Thanks Fingers, any idea how old this gun may be? It is in good shape as far as the exterior bluing and color case hardening but the previous owner failed to clean it and only drowned it in oil so she needs a very thorough cleaning, which I will give her after Christmas when she's officially Mine.......
     
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    Also, I believe the previous owner may have dry fired this piece about 73000000000000000000000000000000000000 times. I have never seen nipples this bad before. Where is a good place to get replacements?
     
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    I recently replaced the nipples on my ASM 1860 Army.

    I ordered from Track of the Wolf and these are the ones you need...
    http://www.trackofthewolf.com/Search.aspx?Search=PIR-s
     
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    Should be a date code somewhere on the frame. Here's a link that will help decode what you find:
    https://store.bluebookinc.com/Info/PDF/POWDER/MBPProofmarks.pdf

    If I were to guess the age, I'd say early to mid 70s; but the date code will tell you for sure.
     
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    I had a steel framed Remmie marked Richland Arms back in the late 70's.
     
  8. ontarget

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    Thanks for the links Gents, it seems this gun may be of 1982 vintage. and should I go with stainless nipples or blued ?
     
  9. arcticap

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    Blued nipples are more authentic looking, will probably match the case coloring better and would appeal more to the traditionalist.
    The shiny stainless nipples should appeal more to the modernist and who wouldn't like having some shiny new nipples?
    I think that it's mostly just a matter of personal preference.
    "Sometimes you feel like a nut, and sometimes you don't" :D
     
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  10. ontarget

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    So if I feel like a nut should I use the stainless?????????????? LOL
     
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    Go ahead, feel like a nut and use the stainless. I do! :D
     
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    Well......................... I prefer Treso nipples on my C&Bs; although, some stainless ones have the small orifices like the Treso's do.
     
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    Are the nipples the same from one maker to the next? for example, ASM to Pietta to Uberti?
     
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    Thanks Junkman, but I don't see ASM on the list. is there something else that you know may be a match?
     
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    These are the ones I ordered for my ASM 1860 Army and they worked perfectly....

    PIR-S Nipple, 6-.75mm metric thread, for replica Pietta Remington or Colt revolvers, #11 CCI cap, stainless steel $3.99
     
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