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Matching numbers.
« on: April 07, 2020, 06:16:55 PM »
Hello.  New dude here.  New to USFA guns also.  Had a question.  Do the USA guns have matching serial numbers on all parts? Do the hammer, barrel, cylinder have part or all of serial number?  I realize there will be assembly numbers that are different from serial numbers on some of these parts.
Thanks for any help.

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Re: Matching numbers.
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2020, 10:30:11 AM »
As far as I know you only get matching numbers on all parts with the military marked USFA single actions. Examples I know about are the Custer Battlefield and Nettelton cavalry guns.

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Re: Matching numbers.
« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2020, 08:54:30 AM »
Thanks for the reply and for the welcome.  I have a gun with a cylinder and bushing that have a different serial number.  Even though the gun appears un-fired it looks like someone switched out the cylinder and bushing from another gun.  It has a VERY large B/C gap also.

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Re: Matching numbers.
« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2020, 10:10:07 AM »
If you know, what model is it and what features does it have (caliber, barrel length, finish, etc). That might give us enough info to help you figure it out.

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Re: Matching numbers.
« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2020, 02:48:50 PM »
Welcome to our forum, 44Dude!
A serial number on the cylinder would indicate one of the "military issue/Inspector Series" models.  Does your gun have a one piece wood grip and if so, is there a cartouche stamp on it?  If there is, what is it?
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Re: Matching numbers.
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Re: Matching numbers.
« Reply #5 on: April 13, 2020, 10:12:29 AM »
Thanks for the welcomes.  Here are some pics.  Gun is a 3.5 ejector.  BP frame.  Looks to me like someone along the line has swapped parts with this one.  Gun looked un-fired but taken apart.  I am not really a collector.  More of a shooter who collects. Stocks are basic black.


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Re: Matching numbers.
« Reply #6 on: April 13, 2020, 10:14:43 AM »
Few more.



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Re: Matching numbers.
« Reply #7 on: April 13, 2020, 10:39:06 AM »
Couple more.


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Re: Matching numbers.
« Reply #8 on: April 15, 2020, 10:31:11 PM »
I hear crickets  ;D

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Re: Matching numbers.
« Reply #9 on: April 17, 2020, 09:01:12 AM »
I actually have four to look at now.  The other three have matching cylinder's, barrel's and two of the three have matching cylinder pin bushings.  One other has a pin bushing with a completely different serial number.  Two have matching numbers on hammers.  My guess is the gun pictured has been put together with parts left over or mix and matched by a previous owner.  I suspect a barrel change at least.  Not overly concerned. Bought it to shoot and I really like the BP frame.  The gun is very nice other than a large b/c gap that is being adjusted as I write.  I have learned a lot already with just four samples. 

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Re: Matching numbers.
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Re: Matching numbers.
« Reply #10 on: April 17, 2020, 12:25:51 PM »
Bought it to shoot and I really like the BP frame.  The gun is very nice other than a large b/c gap that is being adjusted as I write.

Given the BP frame you should have left the B/C gap alone and fired black powder loads through it. (smile)

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Re: Matching numbers.
« Reply #11 on: April 17, 2020, 03:44:39 PM »
I do have quite a few BP guns I enjoy getting real dirty.  These USFA guns are to perty though.   ;D

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Re: Matching numbers.
« Reply #12 on: April 17, 2020, 11:30:53 PM »
Every time I've shot BP in my USFA revolvers, and clean them carefully, they look just as pretty as they did before.

Dave

 

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