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1864 CH Rigdon CSA Augusta Revolvers.
« on: August 04, 2011, 07:05:41 PM »
Pair of 1864 CH Rigdon CSA Augusta Revolvers.  These were the successor to Leech and Rigdon and Rigdon and Ansley revolvers



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Re: 1864 CH Rigdon CSA Augusta Revolvers.
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2011, 07:38:40 PM »
They look to be in super condition, real nice find  8) 8) 8) 8)
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Re: 1864 CH Rigdon CSA Augusta Revolvers.
« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2011, 10:37:11 PM »
I'm assuming those are safety notches in between the cylinder notches? Unusual...and totally cool!
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Re: 1864 CH Rigdon CSA Augusta Revolvers.
« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2011, 10:49:13 PM »
They look to be in super condition, real nice find  8) 8) 8) 8)

They shoot pretty good too............................BTW, I had them made from a pair of L&Rs

I'm assuming those are safety notches in between the cylinder notches? Unusual...and totally cool!

Yes, they are safety notches.  There are no pins on the back of the cylinder.  The 12 bolt stop cylinders were an innovation used by Manhattan revolvers that Charles Rigdon copied on the Rigdon and Ansley revolvers and the later CH Rigdons.
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Re: 1864 CH Rigdon CSA Augusta Revolvers.
« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2011, 04:26:05 AM »
                  where did you find those at?

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Re: 1864 CH Rigdon CSA Augusta Revolvers.
« Reply #5 on: August 05, 2011, 04:44:09 AM »
sweet! yer starting to arouse the green eyed monster with all yer neat pistolas!
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Re: 1864 CH Rigdon CSA Augusta Revolvers.
« Reply #6 on: August 05, 2011, 06:33:02 AM »
I like those pistols. Very nice ones.  ;)
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Re: 1864 CH Rigdon CSA Augusta Revolvers.
« Reply #7 on: August 05, 2011, 12:16:47 PM »
                  where did you find those at?

Picked up a pair of Uberti L&Rs off of GB.  Had a gunsmith friend cut the additional bolt stops, then had them defarbed and re-marked and re-serial numbered like an original.  Had consecutive serial numbers put on them in a range about 400 higher than an original.
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Re: 1864 CH Rigdon CSA Augusta Revolvers.
« Reply #8 on: August 06, 2011, 12:02:56 PM »
The additional stops look to be a lot safer than the pins on the Colt repro's, or even the notches on the Remmies. Never had a cylinder not lock up (unless the bolt spring was broken...)
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Re: 1864 CH Rigdon CSA Augusta Revolvers.
« Reply #9 on: August 06, 2011, 04:59:45 PM »
sweet! yer starting to arouse the green eyed monster with all yer neat pistolas!

You haven't seen anything yet.   {L*
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Re: 1864 CH Rigdon CSA Augusta Revolvers.
« Reply #10 on: August 06, 2011, 05:05:19 PM »
                  where did you find those at?

Picked up a pair of Uberti L&Rs off of GB.  Had a gunsmith friend cut the additional bolt stops, then had them defarbed and re-marked and re-serial numbered like an original.  Had consecutive serial numbers put on them in a range about 400 higher than an original.

Thta's a pretty darned ingenious way to get a pair of impossible to find guns.  Good idea on the SNs too so there's no issue about counterfeiting.

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Re: 1864 CH Rigdon CSA Augusta Revolvers.
« Reply #11 on: August 06, 2011, 08:14:28 PM »
sweet! yer starting to arouse the green eyed monster with all yer neat pistolas!

You haven't seen anything yet.   {L*
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Re: 1864 CH Rigdon CSA Augusta Revolvers.
« Reply #12 on: August 06, 2011, 10:46:56 PM »
Thta's a pretty darned ingenious way to get a pair of impossible to find guns.  Good idea on the SNs too so there's no issue about counterfeiting.

One of them was made in 2007 and already had the A. Uberti barrel address under the loading lever.  Left it there and added the date code showing when it was originally made.  The other was a 1973 vintage gun so I had the A.Uberti and date code stamped under the loading lever on it.  At first glance, a number of people have thought they were well cared for originals.  The A.Uberti markings under the barrel will help insure they can be identified for what they really are - well made replicas.
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Re: 1864 CH Rigdon CSA Augusta Revolvers.
« Reply #13 on: September 05, 2011, 02:34:57 PM »
Positively drooling here! Beautiful job on re-creation!
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Re: 1864 CH Rigdon CSA Augusta Revolvers.
« Reply #14 on: November 03, 2011, 01:36:06 PM »
Nice Fingers. like the rd barrel models. Are they a little muzzle heavy? Uberti makes good revolvers.  :)
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