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Tucker Sherrard

Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by Ephraim Kibbey, Dec 7, 2017 at 10:19 AM.

  1. Ephraim Kibbey

    Ephraim Kibbey Member

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    Just a Dragoon?

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    Someone got an ASM Tucker Sherrard for the price of a regular Dragoon:

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    These did not have "Tucker Sherrard" inscribed on them like the Ubertis did and it looks like the boxes are just marked "Texas" or maybe "Texas Arms."

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    "Hartford" is an EMF term for their top level of finish work and the EMF catalog lists this version as the "Texas Dragoon."
    They first appear in the 1979 EMF catalog (absent in the 1978 version) and the pictures and description continues the same through my 1997 catalog where they are included with the "Hartford" models.
    Interestingly, all the catalog pictures show a square back trigger guard not the round one on this specimen.

    http://www.gunbroker.com/item/721084320
     
    Last edited: Dec 7, 2017 at 11:26 AM
  2. Fingers McGee

    Fingers McGee Member

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    Ephraim, it's not really a Tucker & Sherrard. It's an ASM 2nd Model Dragoon with a scrap Texas cylinder on it. The Tucker and Sherrard barrel does not have the cutout on the barrel lug for inserting the ball. Here is what Dr. Davis said abut these revolvers exactly 7 years ago in 2010:

    "Also, another marking has surfaced on a Tucker & Sherrard Texas Dragoon which has also been added. Uberti produced all the Tucker & Sherrard Texas Dragoons which were sold exclusively by Western Arms. However, one "scrap" Dragoon has surfaced. It is a Armi San Marco 2nd Model Dragoon with a "scrap" Tucker & Sherrard marked cylinder.

    In my research I have continually come across strong evidence that there was a close working relationship between several of the major manufacturers of replica revolvers. Parts were purchased from each other as well as completed revolvers. There is very strong evidence that Armi San Marco may have actually been the sole supplier of revolver parts for the big frame and small frame revolvers which ASM had the sole market until into the 1970's when Uberti then started selling these revolvers. Makes for speculation, and only speculation, that maybe some of the parts in the 2nd Generation Colt may actually be ASM part. It is a known fact that Lou Imperato had contracts with ASM for barrels. Gets more interesting the further you dig. This is one of the reasons that only a near sighted mule would claim that the replica percussion revolvers are not extremely collectable. "

    It is a nice gun. Someone got a rare one - with the box no less.
     
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  3. Ephraim Kibbey

    Ephraim Kibbey Member

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    Thanks, Fingers!
    I wondered why this one did not look like the "Texas Dragoon" in the EMF catalogs.
     

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