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Offline Coffinmaker

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HOLY SMOKE POLES .......
« on: May 16, 2019, 05:58:51 pm »

Wowzers.  My Ohio CAS partner has scored a wonderusnus!!  A pair of Belgian Centaur .44 Armies.  Nearly unfired.  Next to New.  Shazam.  Cap Guns ROCK!!

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Re: HOLY SMOKE POLES .......
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2019, 01:56:25 am »
Wow, congrats to your Ohio CAS Partner.
Can you get him to share the variants - if possible - and serial number with me for the Centaure & FROCS data bank by PM, please?
Thanks,
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Re: HOLY SMOKE POLES .......
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2019, 08:58:14 am »
One wonder's if a Bris will be performed .... and name them BOB ?
when planets align...do the deal !

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Re: HOLY SMOKE POLES .......
« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2019, 10:57:23 am »
For those of us who live under a rock and only crawl out occasionally to read forums, what is the significance of "A pair of Belgian Centaur .44 Armies."?

Inquiring minds (and curmudgeons) want to know!

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Re: HOLY SMOKE POLES .......
« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2019, 01:32:29 pm »
we well defer to Long Johns Wolf for the long answer....

short answer Belgian made . not Gardone, Italy
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Re: HOLY SMOKE POLES .......
« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2019, 03:31:08 pm »
Wowzers.  My Ohio CAS partner has scored a wonderusnus!!  A pair of Belgian Centaur .44 Armies.  Nearly unfired.  Next to New.  Shazam.  Cap Guns ROCK!!

What did pay for them they sold 1960 for $129.95, reduced to 99.99 near 1964

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Re: HOLY SMOKE POLES .......
« Reply #6 on: May 18, 2019, 01:39:04 am »
The more regular Centaure variants start at ca. $ 400 now in the U.S.A. in good condition if you happen to find one ... with better steel, chamber dias adjusted to rifling groove dias, proper length arbors.
From 1959 to 1973 they were developed and manufactured as rugged & accurate shooters, not display pistols.
What else do you expect from the Belgian brothers of the venerable 19th century Colt 1860 Army?
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Re: HOLY SMOKE POLES .......
« Reply #7 on: May 18, 2019, 10:12:33 am »
The more regular Centaure variants start at ca. $ 400 now in the U.S.A. in good condition if you happen to find one ... with better steel, chamber dias adjusted to rifling groove dias, proper length arbors.
From 1959 to 1973 they were developed and manufactured as rugged & accurate shooters, not display pistols.
What else do you expect from the Belgian brothers of the venerable 19th century Colt 1860 Army?
Long Johns Wolf

Thanks Long Johns. Now I understand Coffin's excitement. Not being a big C&B fan I had never heard of these.

Dave

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Re: HOLY SMOKE POLES .......
« Reply #8 on: May 18, 2019, 04:09:22 pm »
I passed up on one eons ago at a gun show when I was uneducated and uniformed about the history and 'what-not' of cap and ball percussion revolvers, which included all the replica producers. All I recall was that it was a 1860 Army and had 'Made in Belgium' stamped on the bottom of the grip frame. Can't recall the price, but it was in as new condition. Around mid 70's, should have bought it. Another "Should have"!! :(
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« Reply #9 on: May 19, 2019, 05:36:07 pm »

Perhaps surprisingly, before hanging up my shingle, and in fact after hanging up my shingle, I was not afforded the opportunity to fondle and inspect (take apart) one of those Belgian Centaurs.  I am crushed.

I also haven't had opportunity to get together with the proud recipient of his Knew Two Ewe Belgian Centaurs.  Curses .... foiled again (Famous stolen cartoon line).  I am working on it though.  Last Ohio match, one of the "other" guys walked up with his brandy darn'd Knew Two Him Centaur.  Basically unfired.  Nice Gun.  Main Spring came out of a Mercedes Unimog.  Some heavy.  I personally wouldn't shoot the gun with that spring in it.  Way over-sprung.