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Offline Geraldo

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Ordered my first brasser
« on: December 19, 2011, 07:13:26 PM »
OK, I'll admit I was watching Hell on Wheels last night and the shootout with a bunch of brassers, combined with Cabelas $129 out the door deal was too much to withstand.  So I ordered one.  It's backordered 5-6 weeks, so it will show up close to my birthday.  For now I'll just stare at the pic on Cabelas site.

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Re: Ordered my first brasser
« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2011, 07:23:36 PM »
I like mine alot has a great feel youll like it!

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Re: Ordered my first brasser
« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2011, 07:28:46 PM »
which one did ya order amigo?
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Re: Ordered my first brasser
« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2011, 07:37:21 PM »
OK, I'll admit I was watching Hell on Wheels last night and the shootout with a bunch of brassers
There was so many brassers in that shootout that old Elam used two in one scene. When Toole just misses him with his last shot, he's holding a dragoon-barreled octagon-breech. When he blows Toole's head clean off, it's turned into an army-style streamline. (?^



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Re: Ordered my first brasser
« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2011, 09:04:17 PM »
 I've seen a brasser Remmie in several scenes on that show. Was there ever such made in those days? I didn't think so.
I reckon so

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Re: Ordered my first brasser
« Reply #5 on: December 19, 2011, 10:25:22 PM »
Yes there was a remmie made in the south out of brass because the needed the steel for cannon  and such, since brass would handle the stress that's what they used. Berkley I thought I was the only one who caught that, but I wasn't sure. Glad you confermed that for me.
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Re: Ordered my first brasser
« Reply #6 on: December 19, 2011, 10:41:35 PM »
I don't know that any brass Remmies exist, other than in the Cabela's catalog.
I think that is a modern Pietta incarnation.
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« Reply #7 on: December 19, 2011, 10:49:55 PM »
Check this site, Im no expert but this is where I read it. http://civilwarhandgun.com/remington.htm
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Re: Ordered my first brasser
« Reply #8 on: December 19, 2011, 11:11:09 PM »
I'm aware of that blanket statement as being accurate to many Civil War era revolvers, but I've never seen a photo or museum shot of a brass Remmy. Not saying they didn't exist, only that I've not seen one.
If anyone has definitive proof, please enlighten me!
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Re: Ordered my first brasser
« Reply #9 on: December 19, 2011, 11:22:38 PM »
Like I say I'm no expert, at all, But that's what I read. I'll do some more research since you've aroused my curiosity. (^h
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Re: Ordered my first brasser
« Reply #10 on: December 20, 2011, 05:21:00 AM »
Nope, no brass frame Remington or Remington copy ever existed. The Spiller & Burr is a brass frame with a top strap copied off the Whitney which is what Remington probably based their design on. The one in the pic above is a Griswold & Gunnison.
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Re: Ordered my first brasser
« Reply #12 on: December 20, 2011, 07:52:10 AM »
I just watched that episode last night on my DVR and never spotted the two different revolvers.  I'd make a hell of an eye witness, wouldn't I?

I've never been interested in brassers but after looking at pictures of all the different types on this forum I'm starting to take notice.  Great, just what I need, another addiction!

I'm a member of other forums but IMO this is by far the best.  I continually learn more and more.  I'm now more interested in BP and other single action revolvers than any other type of firearm.

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Re: Ordered my first brasser
« Reply #13 on: December 20, 2011, 09:31:56 AM »
.44 Italian Navy Model )L$ 



Italian Navy  (?^ I like that. )L$
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Re: Ordered my first brasser
« Reply #14 on: December 20, 2011, 01:17:03 PM »
Italian Navy  (?^ I like that. )L$

They used brass to resist corrosion from the salt water. ->i