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Offline Battis

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Spiller & Burr puzzle
« on: December 03, 2011, 09:09:00 PM »
I've had this Spiller & Burr for awhile.  I'm 99.99% certain it's a de-farbed replica, but it's the best I've ever seen. At least one BP shooter told me that he thought it was an original.  The gun has the number 82 in various places (even handwritten on the inside of the grips) and the letters CSA on the right side of the frame. I have a copy of the book THE CONFEDERATE BRASS-FRAMED COLT AND WHITNEY by William Albaugh. In it he lists the known Spiller & Burrs' serial numbers - they run from #72, 75, 77, 81, 86, etc. No mention of #82. The de-farber probably had this book when he did his work.  Remember, I'm not claiming it's an original, just a good copy.





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Re: Spiller & Burr puzzle
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2011, 09:13:44 PM »
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Re: Spiller & Burr puzzle
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2011, 09:24:32 PM »
Still got mine Battis ...
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Re: Spiller & Burr puzzle
« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2011, 09:43:29 PM »
If that's a defarb, it's a damn clever one...S/N "82".
Is the "82" on the inside of the grip written in ink or lead pencil?
The "CSA" on the frame looks wrong. Are the others in your book stamped with individual letters or a one-piece?
Even if it is a defarb, it's worth holding on to.
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Re: Spiller & Burr puzzle
« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2011, 05:28:59 AM »
The 82 on the inside of the grips looks like it was written in pencil - I'll have to look again.  Most of the originals had "CS" stamped on the frame, not "CSA".  Also, the original's cylinders were made of twisted iron...most of them anyways.  What I should do, and I don't know why I haven't, is measure the threads of the nipples.  It's an interesting gun.

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Re: Spiller & Burr puzzle
« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2011, 05:35:27 AM »
lookin at the inside of the brass frame, it shows to have had a few full loads run through it (?^  man thats hammered!
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