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50 year old Museum display 51 Navy
« on: October 03, 2020, 01:50:27 PM »
City is closing and remodeling and re-vamping the displays @ the Historic Museum of St Cloud. Osceola County.

I was handed a Euroarms 51 Navy with date code [XXVI] 1970 ... it has never been fired ... the last time is was even apart was when Luige assembled it....
Still had the packing grease on the arbor , main spring from a Dodge truck it seems, and rather gravelly....

So a fluff and polish , Arbor had a burr  , polished that and fit the wedge, Timing was good, but a bit crunchy, fixed that too,       polished the hammer sides at the sear and screw hole.

This gun has been on display since 1998 or so in glass display case, no rust but dry and bit bore dusty...

It is done now and will be shot by the ummm... new owner   ;)  , after 50 years as a display queen
when planets align...do the deal !

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Re: 50 year old Museum display 51 Navy
« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2020, 02:18:04 PM »
That is a mighty fine one. Congrats. Thumbsup! :D

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Re: 50 year old Museum display 51 Navy
« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2020, 03:25:20 PM »
Nice find, my first cap n' ball was a Euroarms 51 Navy but 44 Caliber--had 'Army Model' stamped on top of the barrel. Bought March of 72 or 73. Thought Army Model was the real deal  ;D ;D
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Re: 50 year old Museum display 51 Navy
« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2020, 03:30:52 PM »
Major,

It finally gets to do the work for which it was intended. Good for you and the gun!

Dave

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Re: 50 year old Museum display 51 Navy
« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2020, 04:07:42 PM »
Why would an "Historic Museum" have an Italian reproduction on display?

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