Belgian frawk Colt Navy with unusual cylinder roll scene

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  1. tac

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    A visitor turned up to our range on the guest day today with a contemporary Belgian copy of a Colt Model 1849 pocket pistol [amended].

    Apart from the broken parts that made it a definite non-shooter, it had the most unusual cylinder roll scene I've ever clapped my eyes on. Instead of the navy scene that gave it its name it has what appears to be train going over a bridge, with sail boats, now I see the large images. [Sorry 'bout that].

    Anybody seen anything like this before?

    Next time he turns up I'm going to ink-roll it, and post it to share with you.

    tac
     
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    Let’s call it the, “Belgian Freight Train”.... it kinda sings. ;)
     
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    Sounds like a weird sex thing...
     
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    Sounds more like a catchy named libation to me. ;)
     
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    Let's go with that then... the other skeeves me out some
     
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    Well.............
    Back in Samuel Colts day, he was hot to trot to get his new arms out in the world, part of this was employing his extremely talented smiths to fancy up his basic offerings, Ol'Sam was quite the sales man and would offer his services to any one who could afford them. He also did up a number of well known and highly collectible pistols, You all know that! What many don't know is Sam was famous for taking contracts from businesses to supply pistols and other arms and would some times offer up a custom or two to drive sales up, ether through superior workmanship, fit and finish, or through Up-Selling.
    I would suspect this may be a copy of one of those COLT specials Ol'Sam did up!

    :s0122:

    Help us out here Mr. @tac
     
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    Ah yes.... the classic move of, “upselling”!! :D
     
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    Good resplones, Folks. :)

    Thanks.

    tac
     
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    Can't. He was a visitor and I was running the range. So I couldn't leave to go home and get my camera. HE lives in South Wales, about 300 miles away.

    I promise pics next time.

    Whinemeal. Mr MTPockets has sent me a few images of a Sheriff's Model of the same thing, with an identical roll scene. He might, if bribed, post them here for us all to see, but I don't own 'em, so I can only ask.

    tac
     
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    In San Francisco once someone asked me to drive a Belgian freight train.
     
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    Hopefully not in the caboose! :eek:

    :D
     
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    There’s no spot in that train I wat to be pasty of.
     
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    I don't see how anyone gets off that train without getting pasted...

    at least in spots.
     
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    Solved!!! With many thanks to Shunka, on muzzleloadingforum.com, for his fulsome information -

    tac, these are Schnorrenberg Colt copies, manufactured after 1880, without license they are generally knonw as "Brooklyn Bridge Colts"

    Длинный

    http://www.littlegun.be/arme%20belge/artisans%20identifies%2...

    https://www.hermann-historica.de/en/l/68407/belgischer_colt_...

    https://www.hermann-historica.de/en/l/68408/belgischer_colt_...

    http://decimal1.blogspot.com/2017/02/1851-colt-navy-brevetes...

    hope this help
    shunka

    How useful is that?

    Isn't it great being part of a community of gun-lovers?

    Best to all here.

    tac
     

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