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Offline Rebel Craig

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Nickel plated cap and ball revolvers
« on: February 12, 2020, 08:43:35 PM »
I see nickel plated revolvers about everywhere and seem to remember someone mentioning that all nickel plated cap and ball revolvers have a brass frame with the nickel over the brass.
Is this a true statement ?

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Re: Nickel plated cap and ball revolvers
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2020, 12:07:53 AM »
My understanding is there are steel ones as well, though I believe that you need to copper plate the steel first so the nickel has something to bind to
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Re: Nickel plated cap and ball revolvers
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2020, 10:22:07 AM »
Yup, most of them are brass frames.
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Re: Nickel plated cap and ball revolvers
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2020, 11:56:51 AM »
If you come across one that you are considering buying you can test it with a magnet ?

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Re: Nickel plated cap and ball revolvers
« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2020, 10:40:12 PM »
If you come across one that you are considering buying you can test it with a magnet ?
That might work when holding the revolver but might be tough when looking at a picture on the computer !

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Re: Nickel plated cap and ball revolvers
« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2020, 01:07:38 AM »
Pietta nickel plated guns are brass framed. There might be some old ASM revolvers with nickel plated steel. You could get a blued gun and plate it yourself. I don't know if Uberti ever offered a nickel plated revolver. Uberti doesn't make brass frames anymore but they did in the early days so if you can find a nickel Uberti made in the last 20 years or so it's probably steel but good luck on that.
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Re: Nickel plated cap and ball revolvers
« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2020, 04:02:58 AM »
If you come across one that you are considering buying you can test it with a magnet ?
That might work when holding the revolver but might be tough when looking at a picture on the computer !

Well..........................Yeah !

Offline Rebel Craig

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Re: Nickel plated cap and ball revolvers
« Reply #7 on: February 14, 2020, 05:39:00 PM »
If you come across one that you are considering buying you can test it with a magnet ?
That might work when holding the revolver but might be tough when looking at a picture on the computer !

Well..........................Yeah !
The reason I would want to be able to tell without using a magnet is so IF I see an interesting nickel plated revolver on an Auction site I will know whether to buy it or bid on it.
I do not want a brass frame.

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Re: Nickel plated cap and ball revolvers
« Reply #8 on: February 15, 2020, 02:15:56 AM »
Either plate one yourself or buy a stainless steel one and polish the snot out of it. It will look close to nickel.
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Re: Nickel plated cap and ball revolvers
« Reply #9 on: February 15, 2020, 10:25:41 AM »
A good friend has plated about a hundred ASM's over the years. They sure look nice.
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Re: Nickel plated cap and ball revolvers
« Reply #10 on: February 17, 2020, 12:18:58 AM »
  Assume it is a brass frame , unless the seller can affirmatively convince you otherwise .

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Re: Nickel plated cap and ball revolvers
« Reply #11 on: February 17, 2020, 06:53:21 AM »
If you come across one that you are considering buying you can test it with a magnet ?
That might work when holding the revolver but might be tough when looking at a picture on the computer !

probably not good for your monitor either!  :)