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« on: December 19, 2017, 03:34:18 pm »


Didnīt know which heading to put this under,as the Freeman is considered a secondary martial gun,so...i guess here is a place as good as any.



Thereīs sort of a story to this. I live in Scandinavia and thus i normally look for cap n ball guns on the US side of the atlantic. Gunbroker and so on.
Well. Recently got hit by half severe back problems which for the time being has sort of made me end up in a chair here at home. So..nothing all that much better to do,google myself to death.
As was i didnīt really know all that much of civil war guns,but reading up one thing led to another right,and all of a sudden i was looking for Spillers and what have you not.
Then.
An auction in Britain of all places,and a Freeman Army. Could say set to be part of said auction but..iīm an idiot and overlooked the actual auction.
"To hell with it". Right?
Revisited the auction site and lo n behold! The Freeman didnīt sell! Not only that,not ONE bid! So..i wrote the auctioneer and asked and..sure enough. For sale!

After a lot of mailing back n forth we finally arrived on a deal and the rest as they say is history. Now,seing how close up on x-mas this is i highly doubt that thing there will end up with me before x-mas but be that as it may,as long as the thing shows up.

http://www.horstheld.com/0-Freeman.htm

A little something to read on the Freeman revolvers.



For better for worse the gunīs been reblued. Not to the point where theyīve gone crazy sanding it down,more the contrary really. Like..they just cleaned the thing before letting it hit the blueing tank.



Indeed thereīs those claiming resemblance to the Rogers&Spencer revolvers and be that as it may (itīs said that Freeman was bought up by R&S as they started making revolvers at the end of the war) it still stands that the Freeman share looks to part both with the R&S as the Remingtons IMO.



Indeed a tapered 7,5" barrel,and i guess we can relate to that too right....





For a lanyard loop i guess?







I guess the reblueing is a few yrs old,but that aside it strikes me as whoever reblued it didnīt really adress the pitting (Ie,sanding the steel down to get rid of the pores) in a brutal manner exactly.
More so it almost strikes me as they basically just cleaned the piece and let it hit the blueing tank?
Hm. Future will tell i guess and in this case i also presume the gun will show up rather quickly seing that it just has to be shipped within the EEC,as i bought it in Great Britain.







Seing the lack of wear n tear at the muzzle i guess this gun has led a rather placid life? Guess so at least,just judging from the pics alone thus far. Most severe pitting as i can see it is at the actual topstrap in itself? No idea as to why?



Yup. Indeed one of the originals. Again. This is a rather scarse gun and as such..left on your own maintaining and servicing the piece. All good as far as iīm concerned as long as it just shows up!  Shocked

Pricing of these pieces is..at the deep end seing old civil war guns. Yes. I got this,relatively,real cheap and i guess from the fact that the auctioneers didnīt really do their homework.
Well.
Good for me right   Grin

This though i guess will be a gun that i bring back to operating and full working and so on standards,shoot a couple of rounds to make it perform as it should,or more to the point KNOWING that it does,and thereafter basically lay on one of the shelves of that safe of mine.
...and take it from there.
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« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2017, 04:46:13 pm »

Great find!

Condition looks fairly good, even with the reblueing.

Hope it's a shooter.

Thanks for sharing.



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« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2017, 05:49:39 pm »

Very cool.  I had never heard of the Freeman before!
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« Reply #3 on: December 23, 2017, 07:13:14 pm »

My Dear Racing -

Merry Christmas!

Thanks for posting this! I am looking forward to your further missives once you get it in your hands.
I hope your back heals up soon - is there much they can do for you for a damaged disc?

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« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2018, 03:15:49 am »

Thx for your thoughts Prof.

As of current we really donīt know if itīs a busted disc or not. Iīm off for a MR come feb 13th,and after that weīll know i guess. But even the doc says that iīm to flexible for it to be a ruptured disc/hernia so the odds right now is for a bleeding or a dislocated disc. Meanwhile..iīm on morphine out the fabled... *sighs*
Yeah well,altho REAL slow i AM getting better. Week by week.

For the gun in turn.
Like we discussed at another forum it being sent from Britain in its own rights,this is getting a bit ridiculous. Gun was bought n paid for mid dec and still hasnīt showed up.
The auction house is reputable enough though so i have no worries itīll show up,eventually. As we agreed on Britain about closes down for the hollidays,and iīve got no issues with that,but hey..weīre at jan 9th as is and i donīt feel iīd be straining it asking for some results here. Enough already,sort of.
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« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2018, 11:53:03 am »

Neat!  I have never heard of a Freeman either.   Will have something new to research, excellent.   I am guessing that is for a lanyard loop.   My wife has started to hate that word as it seems on a lot of things I watch, the hero/heroes are constantly dropping their weapons.   I usually comment that a lanyard would fix this.   (This happens on Supernatural all the time.  I think they even had a joke about it in an episode)
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« Reply #6 on: January 09, 2018, 08:37:09 pm »

...   I am guessing that is for a lanyard loop. ....

Oh my no, everyone knows the hole in the bottom of the grrip is where you fill it with water....

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« Reply #7 on: January 10, 2018, 08:30:14 am »

Update time.

For reasons beyond me the revolver still hasnīt been shipped but i got an e-mail telling me itīll go out friday.
With a little luck that means itīll show up here late next week,and come friday iīm off for Spain for a couple of days again.
Sure took their time getting asses in gear but better late then never i guess.

Gonna be a REAL hoot picking this piece apart!
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